CCHIT Not Good Enough for Privacy, Says Founder of EHR Privacy Certification

A stamp of approval from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) is not enough to guarantee that electronic health records can provide adequate protection of patient information, according to Deborah Peel, MD.
Peel, founder and chair of Patient Privacy Rights, a non-profit foundation based in Austin, TX, recently announced that she will be expanding the foundation’s initiative with a new EHR certification organization called Privacy Rights Certified.

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