GE?s Centricity Enterprise nets CCHIT certification

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The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) has granted GE Healthcare IT’s Centricity Enterprise Version 6.7 pre-market, conditional certification, stating it meets the commission’s inpatient EHR criteria for 2007.

Inpatient EHRs are designed for use in acute-care hospitals. Pre-market, conditionally certified EHRs are new products that are fully certified once their operational use in a hospital site has been verified.

In addition to meeting foundation standards such as security, certified inpatient products are examined for clinician order entry (CPOE) and medication administration capabilities (eMAR), including related clinical decision support. As a CCHIT-certified product, Centricity Enterprise has been tested and passed inspection of 100 percent of a set of criteria for CPOE and eMAR, according to GE.