Certified EHRs Now on the Market
Eligible professionals (EPs) now have the wherewithal to earn federally-paid incentives up to $44,000 over the next five years for the adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs). Four EHR products tested and certified under the Temporary Certification Program have been posted on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) website.
Each complete EHR and EHR module listed on the ONC’s Certified Health IT Product List has been certified by Drummond Group, Inc. (DGI) — one of the first ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCB) — and reported and approved by ONC after review.
As of Oct. 1, the DGI-certified products posted on the ONC website included ambulatory modules Paradigm version 8.3 from QRS Inc., ifa EMR from ifa united i-tech Inc. and complete ambulatory EHR ChartLogic EMR7 from ChartLogic. On Oct. 5, the ONC added DGI’s fourth certified product, Intivia Inc.’s InSync 5.4, to the Certified Health IT Product List.
ONC-ATCB The Certification Commission on Health Information Technology (CCHIT) also announced Oct. 1 that it has tested and certified 33 EHR products.
The certifications include 19 complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either EPs or hospitals and 14 EHR modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria. At press time, these products had not yet been listed on the ONC’s Certified Health IT Product List.
See CCHIT’s latest list of ONC-ATCB certified 2011/2012 technology.