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T.I.G.E.R. National HIT Collaborative. Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) Tutorial. June 2008. Outline. Objectives Introduction of CCHIT - Definition Purpose of CCHIT – Mission and Goal Background of CCHIT – History Progress of CCHIT

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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