The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology on Oct. 1 will launch a certification program for health information exchanges.
“With health information exchange still being in an early developmental stage, we are offering a modular approach to certification that will accommodate the wide variety of organizations involved,” said CCHIT Chair Mark Leavitt, M.D. “First, all organizations will be required to satisfy uniform security criteria. Then, in the months to come, we will be rolling out inspections for various interoperability transactions, allowing HIEs to select which ones they choose to be certified for.”
More on the certification program and criteria will be posted Sept. 29 at the CCHIT Web site. Eight new members will join the commission’s 21-member board in October, including one from the hospital field: Jennifer Laughlin, vice president and chief information officer for UW Health Partners-Watertown Regional Medical Center in Watertown, WI.
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