To qualify for the financial incentives initially outlined in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, or HITECH Act and detailed further in the meaningful use final rule, health care providers must use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. These EHR systems must be certified by an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB), which in turn must be approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
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ICSA Labs, a security-product testing and certification division of Verizon Business based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., was named an ONC-ATCB on Dec. 10, 2010. It released its first list of certified EHR systems shortly thereafter. This tip, which will be updated periodically, lists the hospital and eligible-provider products that ICSA Labs has tested and certified as capable of meeting Stage 1 of the meaningful use requirements.
Lists also are available for the other recognized ONC-ATCBs that have certified EHR systems: the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, or CCHIT; Drummond Group Inc.; InfoGard Laboratories Inc.; SLI Global Solutions; and, coming soon, Surescripts LLC.
Modular certified EHR systems for hospitals
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Information taken from the ONC Certified Health IT Product List, and accurate as of March 17, 2011.
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