Unit 2: System Selection – Software and Certification

This unit will discuss the differences in COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) and in-house/homegrown systems and how to select the system to meet the needs of the end users. We will also look at the advantages of purchasing a CCHIT-certified system and discuss ARRA and “meaningful use” in the context of EHR systems. Lastly we will look at estimating the typical costs associated with EHR system startup.