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Response to My Friend Joe re: Certification

by Wes Rishel  |  July 31, 2009  |  3 Comments

Joe Heyman wrote a response to Practical Concerns re: Certification Recommendation¬†that raised some important points. A dialogue between us may further illuminate the points. I don’t know if Joe meant to imply that I am advocating CCHIT as the sole certifier, but let’s be clear up front that I am not. My concern is with […]


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More on The EHR 3-Level Certification Approach

by Wes Rishel  |  July 19, 2009  |  2 Comments

In Practical Concerns re: Certification Recommendation¬†I drew from the experience with CCHIT to identify issues that must be dealt with in certifying EHRs for various programs created under the ARRA. I further suggested that these issues are compounded by the “waterfall” process recommended by the HIT Policy Committee, wherein one organization (ONC) determines certification criteria […]


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Practical Concerns re: Certification Recommendation

by Wes Rishel  |  July 19, 2009  |  9 Comments

On 16 July the Certification and Adoption Workgroup (CAWG) of the U.S. HIT Policy Committee provided its recommendation to the full committee.¬† It calls for a 3-level approach to certification. There will be an opportunity to comment and I hope that readers of this blog will consider the thoughts here and then comment as they […]


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