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Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT)

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) is a private, nonprofit initiative to accelerate the adoption of health information technology by creating an efficient, credible and sustainable certification program for electronic health records and their networks. CCHIT is one of the certification bodies for electronic health records (EHRs) that has been recognized by the Secretary, and developed and evaluated the certification criteria and inspection process for EHRs for Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

CCHIT was formed in July 2004 by three leading industry associations in healthcare information management and technology - American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and The National Alliance for Health Information Technology (NAHIT), CCHIT has been funded by a contract with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

PHDSC strongly supports CCHIT activities.  PHDSC leadership participates in the CCHIT Privacy and Compliance Expert Panel.

The following PHDSC members are involved in CCHIT activities: