The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced Monday the establishment of a new board of trustees, bringing it one step closer to becoming a fully independent, nonprofit organization.
According to Sue Reber, spokesperson for CCHIT, the new board of trustees won’t change how CCHIT functions. “Little change should be seen immediately,” she said.
Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services deemed CCHIT an officially “Recognized Certification Body,” able to provide inspection and valid certification to electronic health records networks and how they interoperate.
“CCHIT is under a contract with HHS and is required to become a self-sustaining organization with a fiduciary board at the end of its three year HHS funding period,” Reber said. “Establishing a new trustee board is part of that compliance.”