Friday, October 3, 2008

Health Train CCHIT HIE

Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology

News from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology

On Oct. 1, a certification program for health information exchanges (HIEs) opened for the first time. Recognizing that some HIEs are in an early stage of funding and business development, and wishing to lower the barriers to certification for these entities, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology has received a limited amount of funding from the Office of the National Coordinator, Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to support certification fee reduction grants for nonprofit, operational HIEs with limited annual revenues. Information about this new 09 HIE program, including the criteria and test scripts, the HIE Certification Handbook and the applicant agreement, is available at http://cchit.org/certify/hie.

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