Yesterday, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) announced two organizations that will be the authorized testing and certification bodies.  These bodies will determine if electronic health record (EHR) solutions have the specific capabilities to meet the meaningful use objectives.  This helps eligible professionals, hospitals and CAHs determine the most suitable EHR solution to meet meaningful use criteria and receive financial reimbursements.

The certification bodies are:
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT)
Drummond Group