CCHIT certifies Siemens, Meditech, Cerner EHR products
The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) has certified three additional EHR products designed for use in acute care hospitals.

The commission has now granted the CCHIT Inpatient EHR 2007 certification status to nine certified inpatient products, estimated to be 36 percent of inpatient EHR products on the market.

The new CCHIT certified products are:
  • Cerner Millennium PowerChart 2007 by Cerner; 
  • Advanced Clinical Systems, MAGIC 5.6 by Meditech; and
  • Invision Clinicals Version 27.0 with Siemens Pharmacy and Med Administration Check, Version 24.0 by Siemens Medical Solutions (pre-market conditional).
The commission’s focus for this first year of inpatient product testing is clinician order entry (computerized physician order entry) and medication administration capabilities (electronic medication administration record), because the area has the lowest rate of adoption in hospitals, but offers the highest value for improvement of care, CCHIT said.

The next application period for inpatient products will open Feb. 1, and the application period for ambulatory and inpatient EHR products will remain open until March 31.

The application can be found on the CCHIT website: