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Special Topics in Vendor-Specific Systems: Certification of

Commercial EHRs

Self-Assessment

1. Which of the following is NOT a reason why Electronic Health Record (EHR)
systems should be certified by the Certification Commission for Health
Information Technology (CCHIT)?
a. Evaluate patient care through quality assurance measures
b. Foster information exchange among clinicians and patients
c. To ensure adoption of the system by all clinicians in a facility
d. To support clinical decision making by clinicians and patients

2. The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) can


best be described as:
a. A consortium of EHR vendors
b. An independent, non-profit organization
c. A professional society
d. A regulatory agency of the U.S. Government

3. Identify 1-2 characteristics the Certification Commission for Health Information


Technology (CCHIT) with respect to the following:
a. Type of Organization (profit/nonprofit/other):
b. Year Founded:
c. Governing Body:
d. How Financed:

4. Which of the following is a good example of meeting the functionality criterion,


as given by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology
(CCHIT).
a. An EHR that requires authorized access.
b. An EHR has a Computerized Provider Order Entry (COPE)
c. An EHR uses HL Seven standards
d. All of the above are good examples of meeting the functionality criterion.

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This material was developed by Columbia University, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of
the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under Award Number 1U24OC000003.
5. Provide 1 example of an EHR system that would meet the Certification
Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) criteria on the following:
CCHIT criterion
a. Functionality:
b. Security:
c. Interoperability

6. Which of the following is NOT a criterion used by the Certification Commission


for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) for EHR systems?
a. Functionality
b. Interoperability
c. Return on investment
d. Security

7. It is important to certify that EHRs are up to certain quality standards for all of
the following reasons EXCEPT for which one?
a. Acceptance of records by clinicians
b. Health information exchange
c. Impact on patient safety
d. Mandated regulations by governing bodies

8. The process of Certification Commission for Health Information Technology


(CCHIT) includes all of the following EXCEPT which one?
a. Providing system vendors with certification handbooks
b. Providing system vendors with test scripts
c. Providing system vendors with example EHRs
d. None of the above

9. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009,


hospitals and health care professionals are required to become meaningful
users of certified EHR technology in order to do which of the following?
a. Avoid financial penalties
b. Practice medicine
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the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under Award Number 1U24OC000003.
c. Receive incentive payments
d. A and C only
E. A and B only

10. Which of the following is an example of meaningful use of EHRs?


a. Keeping track of patient appointments using an EHR system
b. Keeping track of patient demographic information using an EHR system
c. Keeping track of practitioner work schedules using an EHR system
d. Keeping track of medications administered to a patient using an EHR system.

11. In half a page, identify SIX (6) of the EIGHT (8) criteria required for Stage 1
implementation of meaningful use of EHRs under the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

12. Which of the following is an example of Stage 2 for implementing meaningful


use criteria of ARRA?
a. Advanced decision-support and population health
b. Submission of 80% of provider orders electronically
c. Structured data exchange and continuous quality improvement
d. Use of EHR data to track conditions and coordinate care

13. Which of the following is an example of Stage 3 criteria for meaningful use?
a. Advanced decision-support and population health
b. Submission of 80% of provider orders electronically
c. Structured data exchange and continuous quality improvement
d. Use of EHR data to track conditions and coordinate care

14. Which of the following is NOT a National Patient Safety Goal?


a. Accurately reconcile medications
b. Identify patients correctly
c. Improve the safety of using medications
d. Improve tracking of public health data

Component 14/Unit 2 Health IT Workforce Curriculum


Version 2.0/Spring 2011

This material was developed by Columbia University, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of
the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under Award Number 1U24OC000003.
15. The role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in overseeing patient
safety problems include all the following EXCEPT for which of the following?
a. Collaborate about certification criteria
b. Focus on areas of EHR implementation that have safety risks
c. Monitor patient safety problems
d. Verify that a healthcare organization is using an EHR correctly

16. Which of the following is a benefit of Joint Commission Accreditation?


a. To achieve the National Patient Safety Goals
b. To be eligible for Medicare reimbursement
c. To verify correct use of EHRs in providing patient care
d. All of the above

Component 14/Unit 2 Health IT Workforce Curriculum


Version 2.0/Spring 2011

This material was developed by Columbia University, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of
the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under Award Number 1U24OC000003.