Health Information Technology- What was CCHIT?
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) was an independent, not-for-profit group focused on advancing health information technology. Its goal was to create credible, efficient and sustainable certification programs for electronic health records (EHRs) and the networks they use.
Approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the CCHIT has operated as a technology certification body since 2006. Since then, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has named the CCHIT an authorized testing and certification body.
While the CCHIT offers government-regulated certifications, it also features its own additional certification program. The CCHIT Certified program was developed independently based on consensus findings from its broad group of stakeholders. By finding what health care professionals, vendors and Health IT purchasers require, the CCHIT can best regulate certifications to fit the needs of a growing marketplace.