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Testing and Test Methods

2014 Edition Test Method

The 2014 Edition Test Method was formally approved on December 14, 2012 by the National Coordinator and is now effective for use in ONC HIT Certification Program. Notice of the approval appears in the Jan. 2, 2013 Federal Register.

For additional information on the Test Method development process and associated regulations, please refer to the Testing and Test Methods page.

The 2014 Edition Test Method is listed below by certification criterion number. If there is no Test Data link, the Test Data are either not required or supplied by the vendor. Links to applicable Test Tools are included in the Test Procedure document and noted below. To view a summary of all test procedure versions and dates revised, please refer to the Version Overview [XLS - 78 KB].

Reference the Test Procedure Overview document [PDF - 66 KB] for a description of the test procedure structure for evaluating conformance of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology to the certification criteria defined in 45 CFR Part 170 Subpart C of the Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition; Revisions to the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology, Final Rule as published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2012.

*Notice: There are two versions of the NIST Transport Test Tool (TTT); (1) the downloadable version, and (2) the online version of the tool. The downloadable version of the TTT has been updated. Download an updated Installation Guide and User Guide.

The Transport Test Tool was updated on Friday, February 15, 2013. Version 1.4 of the Test Procedure for 170.314(e)(1) – View, Download, and Transmit reflects the functionalities in the updated test tool’s February 15th release.

Additional updates were made to the Transport Test Tool on Friday, March 1, 2013. Version 1.4 of 170.314(b)(1) – Transitions of care: receive, display, incorporate, and Version 1.4 of 170.314(b)(2) – Transitions of care: create and transmit were posted on March 1, 2013 to coincide with the functionalities released in the Transport Test Tool on March 1, 2013.

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Criterion #

Certification Criterion Name

Document Type

Last Revised

§170.314(a)(1)

Computerized provider order entry

Test Procedure
[PDF - 110 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 129 KB]

04/26/13

§170.314(a)(2)

Drug-drug, drug-allergy interactions checks

Test Procedure
[PDF - 393 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(a)(3)

Demographics

Test Procedure
[PDF - 395 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 77 KB]

02/26/13

§170.314(a)(4)

Vital signs, body mass index, and growth Charts

Test Procedure
[PDF - 135 KB]

06/28/13

Test Data
[PDF - 73 KB]

01/16/13

§170.314(a)(5)

Problem list

Test Procedure
[PDF - 134 KB]

06/28/13

Test Data
[PDF - 95 KB]

01/16/13

§170.314(a)(6)

Medication list

Test Procedure
[PDF - 116 KB]

06/28/13

Test Data
[PDF - 84 KB]

02/26/13

§170.314(a)(7)

Medication allergy list

Test Procedure
[PDF - 136 KB]

06/28/13

Test Data
[PDF - 96 KB]

01/16/13

§170.314(a)(8)

Clinical decision support

Test Procedure
[PDF - 473 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(a)(9)

Electronic notes

Test Procedure
[PDF - 380 KB]

05/08/13

Test Data
[PDF - 62 KB]

01/16/13

§170.314(a)(10)

Drug formulary checks

Test Procedure
[PDF - 110 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 69 KB]

02/26/13

§170.314(a)(11)

Smoking status

Test Procedure
[PDF - 111 KB]

06/28/13

§170.314(a)(12)

Image results

Test Procedure
[PDF - 337 KB]

02/26/13

§170.314(a)(13)

Family health history

Test Procedure
[PDF - 467 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(a)(14)

Patient list creation

Test Procedure
[PDF - 490 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(a)(15)

Patient-specific education resources

Test Procedure
[PDF - 94 KB]

06/28/13

§170.314(a)(16)

Inpatient setting only -electronic medication administration record

Test Procedure
[PDF - 466KB]

07/11/13

Test Data
[PDF - 386 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(a)(17)

Advance directives

Test Procedure
[PDF - 85 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(b)(1)

* Transitions of care – receive, display and incorporate transition of care/referral summaries

Test Procedure
[PDF - 452 KB]

03/21/14

Test Data
[PDF - 173 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(b)(2)

* Transitions of care – create and transmit transition of care/referral summaries

Test Procedure
[PDF - 650 KB]

03/01/13

Test Data
[PDF - 183 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(b)(3)

Electronic prescribing

Test Procedure
[PDF - 420 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

06/10/13

§170.314(b)(4)

Clinical information reconciliation

Test Procedure
[PDF - 469 KB]

01/16/13

Test Data
[PDF - 99 KB]

02/26/13

§170.314(b)(5)(A)

Incorporate laboratory tests and values/results

Test Procedure
[PDF - 820 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

02/26/13

Guidelines for Configuring and Priming the EHR
[PDF - 155 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(b)(5)(B)

Incorporate laboratory tests and values/results

Test Procedure
[PDF - 685 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 627 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(b)(6)

Inpatient setting only - transmission of electronic laboratory tests and values/results to ambulatory providers

Test Procedure
[PDF - 828 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

01/16/13

Guidelines for Pre-loading Test Data
[PDF - 97 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(b)(7)

Data portability

Test Procedure
[PDF - 551 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

05/08/13

Test Data
[PDF - 354 KB]

06/19/14

§170.314(c)(1)

Clinical quality measures – capture and export

Test Procedure
[PDF - 905 KB]

01/10/14

§170.314(c)(2)

Clinical quality measures – import and calculate

§170.314(c)(3)

Clinical quality measures – electronic submission

§170.314(d)(1)

Authentication, access, control, and authorization

Test Procedure
[PDF - 357 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(d)(2)

Auditable events and tamper-resistance

Test Procedure
[PDF - 329 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(d)(3)

Audit report(s)

Test Procedure
[PDF - 395 KB]

05/08/13

§170.314(d)(4)

Amendments

Test Procedure
[PDF - 188 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(d)(5)

Automatic log-off

Test Procedure
[PDF - 84 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(d)(6)

Emergency access

Test Procedure
[PDF - 88 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(d)(7)

End-user device encryption

Test Procedures
[PDF - 480 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(d)(8)

Integrity

Test Procedure
[PDF - 97 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(d)(9)

Optional - accounting of disclosures

Test Procedure
[PDF - 113 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(e)(1)

* View, download, and transmit to 3rd party

Test Procedure
[PDF - 577 KB]

03/21/14

Test Data
[PDF - 169 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(e)(2)

Ambulatory setting only -clinical summary

Test Procedure
[PDF - 766 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 147 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(e)(3)

Ambulatory setting only - secure messaging

Test Procedure
[PDF - 528 KB]

01/16/13

§170.314(f)(1)

Immunization information

Test Procedure
[PDF - 381 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 384 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(f)(2)

Transmission to immunization registries

Test Procedures
[PDF - 706 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

01/16/13

Guidelines for Pre-loading Test Data [PDF - 97 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(f)(3)

Transmission to public health agencies – syndromic surveillance

Test Procedure
[PDF - 767 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

01/16/13

Guidelines for Pre-loading Test Data [PDF - 181 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(f)(4)

Inpatient setting only - transmission of reportable laboratory tests and values/results

Test Procedure
[PDF - 1.05 MB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

01/16/13

Guidelines for Pre-loading Test Data [PDF - 97 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(f)(5)

Optional – ambulatory setting only - cancer case information

Test Procedure
[PDF - 353 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 425 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(f)(6)

Optional – ambulatory setting only - transmission to cancer registries

Test Procedure
[PDF - 699 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

07/23/14

Guidelines for Pre-loading Test Data [PDF - 85 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(g)(1)

Automated numerator recording

Test Procedure
[PDF - 1.4 MB]

07/08/14

Test Data
[XLSX - 259 KB]

06/19/14

§170.314(g)(2)

Automated measure calculation

Test Procedure
[PDF - 1.4 MB]

07/08/14

Test Data
[XLSX - 200 KB]

06/19/14

§170.314(g)(3)

Safety-enhanced design

Test Procedure
[PDF - 435 KB]

03/29/13

§170.314(g)(4)

Quality management system

Test Procedure
[PDF - 90 KB]

12/14/12

The 2014 Edition Draft Test Method is now archived.

Unit-based testing is part of ONC’s ongoing commitment to transparency and innovation. The development of test scenarios is the next step in this process. For more information on the purpose, structure, and development of test scenarios, as well as how you can help ONC shape the next generation of the test method, please visit the 2014 Edition Test Scenarios Overview.

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