With the Obama administration arrival only a few weeks away, the discussion about CCHIT’s long-term viability is starting to heat up. Even though I am on the Child Health Workgroup and appreciate the effort and intelligence of the civilians working with me, I still have grave concerns about the process and it’s effect on EHR development. I’m sure it has benefited any number of physicians, but in the sphere that I work in (private pediatric offices), all it has really done is increase costs and eliminate vendors.
I’m not alone in my thinking. Some of the folks over at emrupdate.com (namely, Dr. Al Borges) have been quite vocal about it. You can see his comment here on histalk2.com, which led me to a damning article on ZDNet and other links.