December 18, 2006

VP and chief medical officer of Siemens Medical Solutions, Donald Rucker, has been appointed as commissioner of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT).

Rucker’s tasks involve reviewing criteria and inspection processes for certification of health care information technology (HIT) solutions, a move Siemens said will further advance its longstanding commitment to transforming health care by delivering creative, effective, and compliant solutions.

A recognized certification body for electronic health records and their networks, CCHIT aims to accelerate the adoption of HIT by creating a credible and lasting product certification program.

The CCHIT board of commissioners represents a broad array of stakeholders, provides strategic direction, ensures objectivity and credibility, provides guidance to the work groups, and approves the final certification criteria and processes.