CCHIT announces final call for commissioners, sets EHR inpatient cert. date

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The U.S. Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) issued its final call for commissioner candidates to serve a two-year term beginning this October. The application period for individuals interested in serving on the 21-member board of commissioners closes on July 31.

This year, six commission positions are open, one from each of the following stakeholder groups:

  • Healthcare consumer organizations
  • Health information exchanges
  • Informatics experts
  • Public health agencies
  • Safety net providers
  • Ambulatory care providers

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to The CCHIT board of trustees will review all applications and announce appointments in September.

In other news, companies with inpatient electronic health record (HER) products that are interested in obtaining CCHIT Certified status will be able to apply for testing August 1 this year. The application period will remain open until August 14, the CCHIT said.