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EHR Products Certified For Meaningful Use

October 2nd, 2010


CCHIT just published a list of EHR products that are certified and meet the ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 requirements of Meaningful Use.

The certifications include 19 Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider (e.g. doctor practices and other clinicians in ambulatory settings) or hospital technology, and 14 EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria.


The complete EHR products (as of October 1, 2010) are:


  • ABEL Medical Software Inc. ABELMed EHR – EMR / PM 11 (Eligible Provider)
  • Allscripts Allscripts Professional EHR 9.2 (Eligible Provider)
  • Aprima Medical Software Inc. Aprima 2011 (Eligible Provider)
  • Athenahealth Inc. AthenaClinicals 10.10 (Eligible Provider)
  • CureMD Corp. CureMD EHR 10 (Eligible Provider)
  • The Doctations 2.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Inpatient – Core EMR Spring 2008 (Hospital)
  • Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Ambulatory – Core EMR Spring 2008 (Eligible Provider)
  • GE Healthcare Centricity Advance 10.1 (Eligible Provider)
  • GloStream, Inc. GloEMR 6.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • Intuitive Medical Software UroChartEHR 4.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • MCS – Medical Communication Systems, Inc. iPatientCare 10.8 (Eligible Provider)
  • Medical Informatics Engineering WebChart EHR 5.1 (Eligible Provider)
  • Meditab Software Inc. IMS v. 14.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • NeoDeck Software’s NeoMed EHR 3.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • NextGen Healthcare NextGen Ambulatory EHR 5.6 (Eligible Provider)
  • Nortec Software Inc. Nortec EHR 7.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • Pulse Systems 2011 Pulse Complete EHR 2011 (Eligible Provider)
  • SuccessEHS SuccessEHS 6.0 (Eligible Provider)


And here are the modules/products which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria.:

  • Allscripts Allscripts ED 6.3 Service Release 4 (Hospital)
  • Allscripts Allscripts PeakPractice 5.5 (Eligible Provider)
  • EClinicalWorks LLC eClinicalWorks 8.0.48 (Eligible Provider)
  • Health Care Systems, Inc. HCS eMR 4.0 (Hospital)
  • NexTech Systems Inc. NexTech Practice 2011 9.7 (Eligible Provider)
  • nextEMR, LLC nextEMR, LLC (Eligible Provider)
  • PeriGen PeriBirth 4.3.50 (Hospital)
  • Prognosis Health Information Systems ChartAccess 4 (Hospital)
  • Sammy Systems SammyEHR 1.1.248 (Eligible Provider)
  • T-System Technologies, Ltd. T SystemEV 2.7 (Hospital)
  • Universal EMR Solutions Physician’s Solution 5.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • Vision Infonet Inc. MDCare EMR 4.2 (Eligible Provider)
  • WellCentive WellCentive Registry Version 2.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • Wellsoft Corp. Wellsoft EDIS v11 (Hospital)








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Is CCHIT Dead?

June 20th, 2010

 In early March 2010 the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would name more than one organization to certify EHR software.  This implies that CCHIT might become less relevant in EHR market.

Chris Thorman, who blogs about electronic health records, has captured the potential impacts in his article and is running a poll on that topic.

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Open Source and Free EMR Systems

December 12th, 2009

The commercial EMR systems cost physicians somewhere between $20 to $50 thousands, depending on vendor and different revenue models (subscription, lease, upfront, …)

That motivates some Physicians to look into alternative, free or open sources, options.
(Intentionally separating free vs. open source, as those are necessarily not the same)
Recently I researched available open source options that includes more than 40 products!!!
Among those I found the following three to be the best:
New Jersey’s Hoboken University Medical Center , Blue Mountain Hospital in Utah and Kern Medical Center of Bakersfield, Calif. are among organizations that have recently decided to go with Open Source EMR Systems.
Of course one pending question on Open Source EHR solutions is about CCHIT certifications.
On June 18, the Certification Commission unveiled new options for CCHIT certifications to support self-developed and open source community in an effort to better position itself as the certification agency required under the HITECH provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
At the same time some organizations and consulting firms are taking matters in their own hands, by applying for CCHIT certificate for a "modified" or "commercialized" branch of Open Source code. WorldVista is a good example.

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