The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology plans to host a pair of what are being called town call Web conferences June 16 and 17.
The goal of the virtual meetings will be to explain what the organization is doing to adapt its work to the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and to obtain responses from the health IT community about those plans, according to a CCHIT news release.
The June 16 meeting, which is slated to start at 1 p.m. ET, will focus on certification of open-source software, and looks to be a continuation of an initial public dialogue between CCHIT and the open-source community that began in April at a meeting adjacent to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Societys annual conference.
The June 17 meeting, to begin at 11 a.m. ET, is targeting a general audience and will address the new programs and their intended goals.
During both meetings, participants may submit questions or comments. Registration is required.
The CCHIT release said the commission has submitted its recently updated certification criteria to the HIT Standards Committee created under the stimulus law in advance of a more fleshed-out definition by HHS of meaningful use. That definition could come by June 16, according to CCHIT, followed by a first set of draft EHR standards and implementation specifications and certification criteria by Aug. 26.