CCHIT Responds to Booz Allen Hamilton EHR Certification Contract with NIST

Posted on January 23, 2010 I Written By

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CCHIT’s Mark Leavitt has published his analysis of the $400,000 contract that NIST awared to Booz Allen Hamilton to develop a framework for electronic health record certification (see certified EHR).

Honestly, it seems that Mark’s as confused as everyone about this whole process. This is an interesting development since I would have thought that CCHIT would have had a close relationship with HHS, ONC, NIST, CMS, etc. The fact that CCHIT and Mark Leavitt are kind of left in the dark and full of lots of questions is not a good sign for CCHIT and fans of CCHIT. It is a good sign for those who don’t care for CCHIT.