Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is the first hospital to have its in-house developed electronic health records system certified as meeting meaningful use under a new program from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

CCHIT recently launched the EHR Alternative Certification for Hospitals program, called EACH, to certify self-developed electronic health records in hospitals, or older EHRs that vendors won't get certified. The program certifies complete or modular EHRs. Beth Israel Deaconess was a pilot site and has received inpatient Complete EHR certification.

CCHIT representatives will be available to meet with hospital and association officials to answer questions about the EACH program Feb. 20-23 during HIMSS11 in Orlando. For an appointment, send an e-mail to Diana Coniglio, CCHIT marketing coordinator, at dconiglio@cchit.org.

--Joseph Goedert

 

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access