Rik Drummond heads Drummond Group Inc., one of six entities authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to certify Complete EHRs and EHR Modules. To date the company has certified more than 120 products for Stage 1 meaningful use criteria.

Drummond said that very few products passed the Stage 1 criteria on their first pass, a fact he owes not necessarily to weaknesses in the software but the newness of a testing program for the market. “This is very complex technology, and this is the first time electronic records software had to go through a third-party testing process. So the results are pretty much what I would have expected.”

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