Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Andrew Ury, M. D. Reappointed as CCHIT Commissioner

Andrew Ury, M. D. Reappointed as CCHIT Commissioner

Practice Partner founder and CEO, Andrew Ury, M. D., has been reappointed to serve on the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT).

SEATTLE (PRWEB) September 23, 2006

Practice Partner, a leader in the development of electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software, today announced its founder and CEO, Andrew Ury, M. D., has been reappointed to serve on the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT). The two-year term begins next month.

The Commission, formed in September 2004, successfully developed and launched a program in May 2006 to certify ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) vendor applications in the U. S.

The first round of certified products was announced in July of this year. Practice Partner’s EHR, Practice Partner Patient Records 9, is a CCHIT Certified product for CCHIT Ambulatory EHR 2006.

Dr. Ury is one of the first group of Commissioners and has served as a Commissioner since the inception of the Commission. He is also Vice Chair of the EHRVA (the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Vendor Association).

The Commission is working on future certification criteria for 2007, 2008, and beyond and is preparing to certify inpatient EHRs as well.

Dr. Ury commented, “The Commission worked extraordinarily hard to reach the first milestone of ambulatory certification, but we have much further to go. I am pleased to continue to help with this important work.”

About CCHIT

CCHIT was founded in 2004 with support from three leading industry associations in healthcare information management and technology – The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and The National Alliance for Health Information Technology (Alliance). In September 2005, CCHIT was awarded a contract by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop, create prototypes for, and evaluate the certification criteria and inspection process for EHRs and the networks through which they interoperate. More information on CCHIT and a list of CCHIT Certified products is available at www. cchit. org/cchit-certified (http://www. cchit. org/cchit-certified).

About Practice Partner

Practice Partner, formerly known as Physician Micro Systems, Inc. or PMSI, is a leading provider of integrated electronic health record and practice management software. Founded in 1983, Practice Partner is a privately held, independent corporation that has been profitable since 1991. More than 5,000 physicians and 1,500 ambulatory care practices of all sizes and specialties—from solo-practitioners to large, multi-site practices—use Practice Partner's award-winning software to increase productivity and improve quality of care.

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