EACH certification for homegrown EHR better than buying new

by CCHIT Staff on July 25, 2011

Healthcare IT News writes:

Certification of electronic health record products is the first step toward achieving meaningful use. But what if you are a healthcare system operating under legacy software, customized commercial products or homegrown EHR systems that would cost hundreds of millions to replace with a new product already certified by the vendor?

Some healthcare organizations, particularly teaching hospitals, have discovered that certifying their own system through a special CCHIT program is the best alternative.

Read more at CCHIT certs for ‘homegrown’ EHRs often better than buying new. Or find out more about the EHR Alternative Certification for Healthcare providers (EACH).

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1 Daniel Gonzales 07.30.11 at 1:54 pm

This makes a lot of sense. Why would you replace a system that’s already working with a new one with bugs to work through? What steps must a hospital take to get their EHR meaningful use certified?

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