The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) has reviewed the applications for new members of work groups for the 2008-2009 CCHIT certification development cycle. Catherine Glenz, RN, BSN, Vice President of Clinical Operations from ALERT Life Sciences Computing, Inc. has been selected to serve as a member of the Emergency Department Work Group. There are 14 members of this Work Group representing clinicians and information technology experts from healthcare facilities, universities, and the vendor community.
CCHIT is a recognized certification body for electronic health records and their networks, and an independent, voluntary, private-sector initiative. CCHIT's mission is to accelerate the adoption of health information technology by creating an efficient, credible and sustainable certification program.
CCHIT Volunteer Work Groups develop criteria and inspection processes for each market domain. That includes assessing the market environment and available standards, drafting and finalizing certification requirements, publishing a future roadmap of certification requirements, as well as developing test scripts and a recommended certification process.
ALERT Life Sciences Computing, S.A. and the ALERT Group of Companies is proud to support Catherine Glenz as a member of the Emergency Department Work Group, further demonstrating the commitment ALERT® has made to promoting interoperability standards in the healthcare IT industry.
The full roster of work group members is available at www.cchit.org.