CCHIT certifies MediNotes ambulatory EHR

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ORLANDO - The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) granted MediNotes' product, MediNotes e, CCHIT certification, saying it meets the Commission's ambulatory EHR criteria for 2007, during the 2008 HIMSS conference.

In the second year of the program's operation, the Commission added 96 criteria to the 151 original requirements from last year. As a CCHIT-Certified product, MediNotes e has been tested and passed inspection of a set of updated criteria for functionality, interoperability and security, according to the West Des Moines, Iowa-based company.

"For 2007, the Commission raised the bar from the previous year's criteria. Ambulatory EHRs now must include electronic prescribing, demonstrate an ability to receive lab results, and show enhanced patient safety, quality and security features," said Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD, chair of CCHIT.