Partners HealthCare’s web-based, ambulatory electronic health record, Longitudinal Medical Record (LMR), has been certified by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) as it meets all 2006 criteria for functionality and security.
CCHIT acts as the certification body for EHR products for the federal government.
Through the certification process, the Partners LMR met 100 percent of the CCHIT criteria in the following areas:
- Functionality: The ability to create and manage electronic records for all patients, and automating workflow in a physician’s office.
- Interoperability: The ability to receive and send electronic data to other entities, such as laboratories.
- Security and reliability: The ability to keep patient information safe and secure.
- Professional standards: A review by a panel of judges, including practicing physicians, to evaluate the EHR against standards set by professionals in the field.
Clinicians who use the LMR can maintain patient records electronically, improve office workflow and efficiency, and share data with other clinicians, according to the Boston-based Partners.