GE Healthcare’s Centricity Practice Solution version 9.5 has received premarket approval and conditionally certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), for 2011 ambulatory EHR, with additional certification for child health and cardiovascular medicine with advanced reporting.

Centricity Practice Solution version 9.5 is certified EHR technology, IFR Stage 1, preliminarily meeting 24 of 24 requirements for eligible providers published by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Interim Final Rule (IFR) of January 2010.

GE Healthcare IT vice president and general manager Jim Corrigan said, “We believe it’s verification that we’re ready to help our customers meet the requirements for meaningful use and affirms we’re delivering the same level of commitment to product excellence that we’ve been bringing to our customers for more than 40 years.”

CCHIT is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006.