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The EHR Partners Program (EPP) is a College initiative developed
as a service to members who are interested in purchasing an EHR
system for their practices. One of the greatest barriers to EHR
adoption is the financial risk to the practice; the EPP helps to
lower that risk through information-sharing. ACP's EHR Partners are
CCHIT certified EHR vendors that have agreed to share detailed
product information through this program.
CCHIT stands for the Certification Commission for Healthcare
Information Technology. CCHIT began certifying EHR systems in 2006.
Certification validates a baseline of system functionality,
interoperability and security. CCHIT certified EHR systems have
been tested through a juried system that includes an independent
(non-vendor) physician juror as well as attestation by desktop
review. EHR vendors certify against an annual set of criteria with
new criteria added and previous criteria modified each year. CCHIT
certification lasts for three years, e.g., those who certified on
2006 criteria maintain that certification until 2009. CCHIT
certifies systems in two categories, ambulatory EHR systems and
in-patient EHR systems. ACP's EHR Partners Program focuses only on
ambulatory EHR systems. There are currently over 100 ambulatory EHR
vendors certified by CCHIT.
All vendors with a currently CCHIT-certified product when the
application window was open from October-December of 2008 were
asked to participate. All CCHIT certified products at the time of
the application window received a letter inviting them to
participate in the program. The changes seen in vendor CCHIT
certification status will be reflected as part of the program's
The 2009 EPP focuses solely on EHR applications that have
achieved 2006, 2007, 2008 certification from the Certification
Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT). While
there are many non-certified EHRs in use, the College strongly
recommends that physicians, who are entering the EHR arena for the
first time or looking to upgrade an older system, consider a
The EHR Partners Program is specifically designed to assist
practicing physicians, particularly those who practice alone or in
small groups, with the resource-intensive process of product
selection and review. The EPP enables physicians to navigate more
efficiently through the selection and evaluation process by
providing several sources of information on each participating EHR
vendor. In addition to sharing their product information for
review, each EHR vendor partner also agreed to share pricing
ACP invited all vendors of CCHIT-certified EHRs to participate
in the ACP program. We do not know the specific reasons why any
particular vendor chose not to participate. ACP does not exclude
EHRs as long as the product is CCHIT-certified and the vendor
agrees to the terms of participation.
ACP does not endorse or promote a particular EHR over another.
Furthermore, ACP does not exclude products, as long as they have
current CCHIT-certification, and the vendor agrees to the terms of
participation. The goal of the EHR Partners Program is to provide
access to information about these products that would otherwise be
difficult to obtain. To support better decision-making, ACP posts
membership satisfaction data for each of these products where we
have received a sufficient number of responses. Additionally, the
reviews provided in the program are both positive and negative in
Four sources of information were used when available:
Each EHR Partner was asked to provide a set of pricing for
members. The goal of having the EHR vendors supply this information
is to provide members with a comparison of costs for a standardized
configuration and set of functionality across EHR Partners. Any
differences from the standard configuration that the vendor
identified in the submission materials are noted. Variations in
final purchase price for any member will depend on the specific
components and services that are selected for implementation.