CCHIT Certification Poll Follow Up

Posted on June 4, 2009 I Written By

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Back in February I posted a poll asking the question “Which EHR certification criteria should HHS use for the HITECH Act?” Of course, at the core of the question is whether HHS, ONC, David Blumenthal and co. should use CCHIT certification as the “certified EHR” criteria for obtaining EHR stimulus money. Here’s a look at the results from the poll:
Poll Question: Which EHR certification criteria should HHS use for the HITECH Act?

I will grant you that this website probably has a bit of a readership bias against CCHIT. However, there are also a lot of CCHIT certified EHR vendors who read this blog and so that would certainly bias the voting the other direction.

With that disclaimer, I think that this poll shows a real growing trend to people wanting an alternative EHR certification to CCHIT. I’m sure that CCHIT will be one option, but I hope that the government provides another option besides CCHIT for those wanting EHR stimulus money.