The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, as expected, has submitted to federal officials its application to become an Authorized Testing and Certification Body under the temporary electronic health records certification program.

CCHIT expects to be one of the first entities authorized to provide certification that specific versions of EHRs support Stage 1 meaningful use criteria, says Alisa Ray, executive director.

The Drummond Group Inc., Austin, Texas, is completing work on its application to become a certifier and expects to submit it within a week, according to a spokesperson. The company operates a test laboratory offering interoperability/conformance testing and certification services in multiple industries.

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