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85 Percent of Hospitals Select CCHIT Certified Products
Date:1/16/2009

According to data from the HIMSS Analytics Database, 85 percent of hospitals in the contracting phase of an IT acquisition have signed with a CCHIT Certified vendor since November 2007, when CCHIT released its first acute care or inpatient certified products.

Chicago (Vocus) January 16, 2009 -- According to data from the HIMSS Analytics Database, 85 percent of hospitals in the contracting phase of an IT acquisition have signed with a CCHIT Certified vendor since November 2007, when CCHIT released its first acute care or inpatient certified products.

HIMSS Analytics collects and analyzes this healthcare data from more than 5,000 American hospitals and 100 applications relating to IT processes and environments, products, information systems (IS) department composition, costs and management metrics, healthcare trends and purchasing decisions.

"By selecting certified EMR products, these health systems know that these applications will meet important guidelines for functionality, interoperability and security," said Carla Smith, CNM, FHIMSS, executive vice president for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. "With money for health IT included in the economic stimulus package, we look forward to seeing continued implementations of these certified systems."

Since 2004, CCHIT's certification program has helped mitigate confusing claims on the EMR products available in the marketplace making it easier to judge product suita
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