My hospital purchased a certified EHR Module that provides approximately 75% of the capabilities we need to meet the definition of Certified EHR Technology. The other 25% are provided by our own self-developed system(s). Can we have our self-developed system tested and certified as an EHR Module and then subsequently use the combination of our self-developed certified EHR Module with the certified EHR Module we purchased to meet the definition of Certified EHR Technology? As a follow up, do we need to have the combination of the purchased certified EHR Module and our self-developed certified EHR Module tested and certified together as a Complete EHR (above and beyond the certifications they have already been issued)?
Yes, you may seek testing and certification for only those systems that have not been certified as an EHR Module (in this case, the self-developed system), and no, you do not need to have the combination of certified EHR Modules certified again as a Complete EHR in order to meet the definition of Certified EHR Technology.