11/2009► On 11/3/2009
Drummond Group threw its hat into
the ring to certify EHR systems breaking CCHIT's monopoly on certifying
EHR systems. On 11/13/2009 Mark Leavitt MD, CCHIT's CEO, announced
his retirement. On 11/15/2009 the 6
1115 Project" begins, which is the call for all physicians
that accept Medicare to become "non-par" status in reaction against the
HITECH Act and the upcoming 21% pay cut. On this date the NY Times published a review of 3000 hospitals,
stratified into 3 groups according to stage of EHR adoption to see if
the certified EHR is performing as it should. Title: "Little
Benefit Seen, So Far, in Electronic Patient Records."
Herb Conaway NJ bill to make the
dissemination of any non-certified EHR in the state of New Jersey
illegal after 1/1/2011 remains stalled after I was able to find the
vendor trade group lobbying donations in his disclosure statements, as
well as other inappropriate vendor-related activity. It now seems to
have been shelved. On the
NJ Bill website, all that is seen for Bill A4062 is: "6/8/2009
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee."
Senator Grassley begins to question
the value of the certified EHR.
loses its bid to be the defacto certification agency for the HITECH Act
when the HHS finally cuts its association and funding due to incessant
blog activities on the internet. I initiated the first major blows with
a volley of over
70 letters, including a complaint to the FTC. See my
The End of CCHIT? MDNG
Bush's $5 billion "HIT-tie-in" bill passes through Congress as an
attachment to the physician pay restoration bill but at the last moment
the bill got defunded after a patient of mine was able to distribute my
presentation in Congress. The
bill, S. 2499 was eventually signed
by President Bush, but never heard of again.
was able to download the not-for-profit CCHIT's Incorporation Papers (PDF1)
which posted how CCHIT's Board planned to distribute its profits at the
end of the year. Their 9/2006 meeting
claimed that CCHIT was looking for a million dollars in profits for
their work in the latter 6 months of 2006. CCHIT stopped posting their
monthly minutes for 3 months, then reincorporated on 12/2006.