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T i g e r national hit collaborative

T.I.G.E.R. National HIT Collaborative

Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) Tutorial

June 2008


  • Objectives

  • Introduction of CCHIT - Definition

  • Purpose of CCHIT – Mission and Goal

  • Background of CCHIT – History

  • Progress of CCHIT

  • Opportunities for Involvement in CCHIT


  • Understand the background and purpose of CCHIT

  • Review CCHIT’s progress to-date

  • Identify various levels of involvement in CCHIT

Introduction of cchit definition
Introduction of CCHIT - Definition

  • Recognized Certification Body (RCB) for electronic health records (EHRs) and their networks

  • Independent, voluntary, private-sector organization

  • Located in Chicago, Illinois

    • 200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100 Chicago, IL. 60606

    • Telephone (312) 674-4930

    • Fax (312) 896-1466

  • Website

    • http://www.cchit.org

Purpose of cchit mission and goal
Purpose of CCHIT – Mission and Goal

  • To accelerate the adoption of health information technology by creating an efficient, credible, and sustainable certification program

  • To develop, create prototypes for, and evaluate the certification criteria and inspection process for EHRs

Background of cchit history
Background of CCHIT - History

  • Originally established in July 2004

  • Founded by:

    • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

    • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

    • The National Alliance for Health Information Technology (The Alliance)

  • HHS awarded contract in October 2005

  • Transitioning to a self-sustaining model

Progress of cchit certification criteria for health it systems established
Progress of CCHIT – Certification Criteria for Health IT Systems Established

  • Functionality

    • Ensuring that the systems can support the activities and perform the functions for which they are intended

  • Security

    • Ensuring that systems can protect and maintain the confidentiality of data entrusted to them

  • Interoperability

    • Ensuring that systems can connect to and exchange information with other systems

Progress of cchit certification available in the following areas
Progress of CCHIT – Certification Available in the Following Areas

  • Ambulatory EHRs

    • For the office-based clinician

  • Inpatient EHRs

    • For hospitals and health systems

  • Health Networks

    • Through which EHRs and other health related systems will share information

  • Personal Health Records (PHRs)

    • Components

  • Other EHRs

    • For specialty practices and special care settings

Progress of cchit workgroups formed
Progress of CCHIT – Workgroups Formed

  • Ambulatory

  • Behavioral Health

  • Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Child Health

  • Emergency Department

  • Inpatient

  • Interoperability

  • Network

  • Personal Health Records

  • Privacy and Compliance

  • Security

Progress of cchit workgroups goals
Progress of CCHIT – Workgroups Goals

  • Assessing the market environment and available standards

  • Drafting and finalizing certification requirements

  • Publishing a future roadmap of certification requirements

  • Developing test scripts

  • Recommending certification process

How to get involved with cchit
How to Get Involved with CCHIT

  • Review draft materials and provide comments during Public Comment periods

  • Attend Town Hall in-person meetings, Town Call teleconferences, or conference presentations

  • Monitor Commission and Work Group activities through meeting minutes

  • Submit an application during calls for Commissioners and Work Group members

  • Serve as a juror for CCHIT's commercial certification program

Cchit schedule
CCHIT Schedule


References websites
References - Websites

  • Add References, Websites for CCHIT

Contact information
Contact Information

  • Add Contact information – TIGER & Authors