The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology released the names of six in-patient electronic health-record products that fully meet CCHIT's 2007 certification criteria.
Representing the first in-patient products that have passed CCHIT inspection, the six EHRs are specifically used for computerized physician-order entry, or CPOE, and an electronic medication administration record, or eMAR. The commission said in a news release that it chose to focus certification first on these two areas because CPOE and eMAR have been shown to offer the highest value for care improvement, but have the lowest rate of adoption in hospitals.
Four of the productsCPSI System Version 15 from Computer Programs and Systems; Sunrise Acute Care 4.5 SP4 from Eclipsys Corp.; Epic Systems Corp.'s EpicCare Inpatient Spring 2007 version; and Healthcare Management Systems version 7.0 from Healthcare Management Systemsare on the market. Two other products were chosen under a pre-market condition that their operational use in a hospital be verified before full certification is granted. Those products are ChartAccess 1.0 from Prognosis Health Information Systems and Soarian Clinicals 2.0C5 with Siemens Pharmacy and Medication Administration Check 24.0 from Siemens Medical Solutions USA.
Vendors can apply at cchit.org through Nov. 14 to submit their in-patient EHR products for the next round of review and certification.