September 2, 2008 - The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) said GE Healthcare ITï¿½s product Centricity Enterprise Version 6.7 is pre-market, conditionally CCHIT Certified, and meets its inpatient electronic health record (EHR) criteria for 2007.
Inpatient EHRs are designed for use in acute care hospitals. Pre-market, conditionally certified EHRs are new products that are fully certified once their operational use in a hospital site has been verified. CCHIT ï¿½ an independent, nonprofit organization ï¿½ is the recognized certification body in the U.S. for certifying health information technology products.
In addition to meeting foundation standards such as security, certified inpatient products are examined for clinician order entry (often called CPOE) and medication administration capabilities (often called eMAR), including related clinical decision support. As a CCHIT certified product, Centricity Enterprise has been tested and passed inspection of 100 percent of a set of criteria for CPOE and eMAR.