CCHIT seeks trustees, commissioners

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The Certification Commission for Health IT (CCHIT) is seeking senior executives working in healthcare to serve on its board of trustees and board of commissioners.

The commission said its nine-member board of trustees has fiduciary responsibility and provides leadership in the areas of fiscal oversight and stewardship of assets, organizational strategy, evaluation of senior management and resolution of conflicts of interest involving the commission’s management and its 21-member board of commissioners. The board of commissioners oversees certification criteria developed by voluntary work groups, provides strategic direction and ensures the objectivity and credibility of the commission.

Members of the board of trustees set direction and provide oversight of the policies, affairs and funds of the organization in accordance with the bylaws and articles of incorporation of the commission, a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, CCHIT said.

This year, about a fourth of the commission positions are expected to be open. Applicants from physician practices, safety-net providers, hospitals and consumer representative organizations are especially sought, according to CCHIT. No vendor positions are open during this recruitment.

The application period for both boards will be open Oct. 26 – Nov. 20, for terms that begin in January 2010.