EHR certification Definitions

  • C

    CCHIT - Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology

    The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) is an independent, not-for-profit group that certifies electronic health records (EHR) and networks for health information exchange (HIE) in the United States. CCHIT's stated mission is to speed the adoption of health information technology (HIT).

  • Cerner Corp.

    Cerner Corp. is one of the top electronic health record (EHR) vendors in the healthcare space. Its closest rival is EHR vendor Epic Systems Corp. Cerner is noted for its membership in a nonprofit dedicated to promoting interoperability and its recent successful bid for the United States Department of Defense EHR contract.

  • J

    Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission is an independent group that presently accredits 20,500 healthcare facilities in the United States by performing onsite evaluations.

  • M

    meaningful use

    Meeting the criteria of meaningful use of electronic health records earns healthcare providers reimbursement payments from an EHR incentive program.

  • N

    National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)

    The National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) is a federal program run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology that provides third-party accreditation to laboratories in the U.S.

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