SPOTLIGHT: CCHIT advances plans for 2011 EMR certification

After months of being the target of critics both legitimate and questionable, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology is reasserting itself in the EMR marketplace. Last week, the federal Health IT Policy Committee signed off on recommendations from its Workgroup on Certification and Adoption that there should be multiple bodies to certify EMRs for participation in the multibillion-dollar Medicare and Medicaid EMR subsidy program authorized by the economic stimulus legislation. FierceEMR