Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Major Announcement Regarding Certification

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology has named 18 vendors to receive certification for their ambulatory electronic health record products. Healthcare IT News, eWeek.


CCHIT Certified Products by Company
Allscripts (HealthMatics Electronic Health Record 2006)
Allscripts (TouchWorks Electronic Health Record 10.1.1)
Cerner Corporation (PowerChart 2005.02)
Companion Technologies (Companion EMR v8.5)
eClinicalWorks (eClinicalWorks Version 7.0 Release 2)
Emdeon Practice Services (Intergy® EHR v3.00)
e-MDs (e-MDs Solution Series 6.1)
Epic Systems (EpicCare Ambulatory EMR Spring 2006)
GE Healthcare (Centricity® EMR 2005 Version 6.0)
JMJ Technologies (EncounterPRO® EHR 5.0)
McKesson (Horizon Ambulatory Care Version 9.4)
MCS-Medical Communication Systems (mMD.Net EHR 9.0.9)
MedcomSoft (Record 2006 (V 3.0))
Medical Informatics Engineering(WebChart 4.23)
Misys Healthcare Systems (Misys EMR 8.0)
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems (NextGen EMR 5.3)
Nightingale Informatix Corporation (myNightingale Physician Workstation 5.1)
Practice Partner (Patient Records 9)

This important news gives new impetus to formation of RHIOs and Health Information Data Exchanges. Providers now have a certification standard to align their EMR effort and insure compatibility. There still remain issues of functionality within specialty boundaries as to
the ethnology of the application and work flow in the practice.

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