Health care providers have to use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology if they want 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. 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).
SLI Global Solutions Inc., a Denver-based testing laboratory that focuses on IT risk management, was named an ONC-ATCB on Dec. 10, 2010. It released its first list of certified EHR software shortly thereafter. This tip, which will be updated periodically, lists the hospital and eligible-provider products that SLI Global 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.; ICSA Labs; and, coming soon, Surescripts LLC.
Complete certified EHR systems for eligible providers
MD Web Solutions Inc.: AMCIS Network v65
Ulrich Medical Concepts Inc.: Team Chart Concept v5
Modular certified EHR systems for hospitals
J&H Inc.: DocuWare v5
Information taken from the ONC Certified Health IT Product List, and accurate as of March 17, 2011.
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