January 29, 2008 – The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced MediNotes version 5.2 Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is pre-market, conditionally CCHIT certified, and meets the commission’s ambulatory EHR criteria.
Pre-market, conditionally certified EHRs are new products that are fully certified once their operational use at a physician office site has been verified. Ambulatory EHRs are designed for physician offices and clinics where most Americans get their healthcare. CCHIT, an independent, nonprofit organization, is the recognized certification body in the U.S. for certifying health information technology products.
In the second year of the program’s operation, the criteria and testing have been significantly enhanced. The commission added 96 criteria to the 151 original requirements from last year. As a CCHIT certified product, MediNotes e EMR has been tested and passed inspection of 100 percent of a set of updated criteria for functionality, interoperability and security.
The CCHIT certified mark — a “seal of approval” for EHR products — provides the first consensus-based, government-recognized benchmark for ambulatory EHR products.