Certification Commission for Healthcare IT (CCHIT) serves as the recognized US certification authority for electronic health records (Electronic Health Record (EHR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The National Alliance for Health Information Technology, April 28, 2008): An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conform... More) and their networks. In September 2005, CCHIT was awarded a 3-year contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop and evaluate the certification criteria and inspection process for EHRs and the networks through which they interoperate. CCHIT serves one of the ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies – Following the Meaningful Use stage one final rule in July of 2010, the Office of the National Coordinator selected six organizations to assume responsibility for the certification of complete EHR an... More for electronic health record (EHR) certification. CCHIT was certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – Located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) coordinates nationwide ... More on September 3, 2010 and is authorized to certify complete EHR and EHR modules Visit the CCHIT website.
Synonyms: Certification Commission for Healthcare I