GE Centricity® Practice Solution CCHIT Certified® for 2011

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BARRINGTON, Ill. –– GE Healthcare’s Centricity® Practice Solution version 9.5 has been inspected by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®). The software is a premarket conditionally CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR, with additional certification for Child Health and Cardiovascular Medicine with Advanced Reporting.  Based on CCHIT's first round of usability testing for ambulatory EHRs, Centricity Practice Solution earned a five-star rating, the highest awarded by the commission. Centricity Practice Solution version 9.5 is not yet available for sale. Sales are expected to begin this fall.

Additionally, Centricity Practice Solution version 9.5 is certified EHR technology, IFR Stage 1, preliminarily meeting 24 of 24 requirements for Eligible Providers published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Interim Final Rule (IFR) of January 2010.  These requirements were revised with the publication of the Final Rule on July 13.  Inspection information is available at http://www.cchit.org/products. For the purpose of qualifying products for ARRA incentives, CCHIT anticipates, but has not yet received, accreditation by HHS.

“We’re thrilled to reach this milestone," said Jim Corrigan, vice president and general manager of GE Healthcare IT.  “We believe it’s verification that we’re ready to help our customers meet the requirements for meaningful use and affirms we’re delivering the same level of commitment to product excellence that we’ve been bringing to our customers for more than forty years."

CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006. More information about CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and Preliminary ARRA certified technology is available at http://cchit.org and http://ehrdecisions.com.

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