Non CCHIT EHR Use Will Be Illegal in New Jersey if Bill Passes

There’s a real controversy brewing in New Jersey with a bill that was presented that would make use of a non CCHIT certified EHR illegal in New Jersey. Yes, it’s as ludicrous as it sounds and yet the bill passed unanimously through the committee.

Here’s links to more information on the bill:
NJ Bill Makes Non CCHIT EHR Use Illegal – A nice summary of Herb Conaway’s bill
Financial Ties to NJ Bill Sponsor and Healthcare IT – You knew there had to be money involved right?
An NJ EMR Vendor’s Response to the Bill – Looks like it effects more than EHR companies
CCHIT’s Response to the Bill – Unbelievably, they don’t support the bill. As so they shouldn’t.