Three new and two re-appointed commissioners were named to the 21-member board of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.
The new commission members are Linda Hogan, vice president of clinical informatics and operations for Pittsburgh Mercy Health System; Rick Ratliff, chief operating officer, SureScripts; and David Ross, director of the Public Health Informatics Institute, Decatur, Ga., a program of the not-for-profit Task Force for Child Survival and Development, which is an outgrowth of a collaboration between several United Nations development programs, the World Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation. The commissioners reappointed are physician Abha Agrawal, director of medical informatics and associate medical director of 627-bed Kings County Hospital Center, New York; and Susan Miller, administrator of Family Practice Associates, Lexington, Ky.
CCHIT was created in 2004 by the American Health Information Management Association, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the National Alliance for Health Information Technology. A not-for-profit corporation, it entered into a three-year, $3.3 million contract with HHS in 2005 to provide testing and certification of electronic health records and other IT systems. -- by Joseph Conn / HITS staff writer
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