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CCHIT Applies with ONC to Become an Authorized Testing and Certification Body

In a recent news release, CCHIT, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, announced that they have applied with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to become an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB-ONC).  The ONC plans to have multiple certification bodies that will test EHR technology to ensure the software applications will enable providers to qualify for ‘meaningful use’ incentives.  CCHIT in a voluntary organization that has been certifying EHR technology since 2006.  Due to this experience and their readiness to meet the technical requirements, CCHIT expects to be among the first to become authorized to provide ARRA certification.