There’s been a series of posts done on EMR and HIPAA that I think are worth highlighting on this site. They basically cover the status of where we’re at in understanding what will be defined as “certified EHR” in order to get the ARRA EHR stimulus money.
First, take a look a post talking about the HIT Policy committee meeting on EHR certification where they discussed and approved a number of items related to defining certified EHR.
After that initial meeting, CCHIT held a town hall meeting to present their new CCHIT Preliminary ARRA Certified EHR certification plan. Then, take a look at a bit of a comparison of the Preliminary ARRA Certified and CCHIT Certified that was presented at the same meeting.
Finally, no discussion of these EHR certifications is complete without taking a look at the costs for the new CCHIT EHR certifications. That link also discusses the new EHR certification bodies that are likely to be created and recognized by HHS to be able to certify EHR software in order to obtain the ARRA EHR stimulus money.