Thursday, September 13, 2007

Certification Commission and MITRE collaborate on open source health IT testing resource

CHICAGO, IL and McLEAN, VA - September 10, 2007 - Today, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHITSM) and the MITRE Corporation announced a collaborative relationship to begin building a testing resource to evaluate compliance of electronic health records (EHR) and networks with certification criteria for interoperability. This new initiative will make it easier for health information technology companies to add standards-based information exchange capabilities to their products and prepare those products for certification. The testing software will be developed under an open source license so that it is free and publically available, and the Certification Commission will use the software running on a secure platform during its inspection of a product's compliance.

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