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ONC Certification Programs to Help Providers Choose EHR Technology
The ONC Certification Program provides a defined process to ensure that EHR technologies meet the standards and certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of HHS to help providers and hospitals achieve Meaningful Use objectives and measures established by CMS.
Standards and Certification Criteria
The standards and certification criteria established by ONC set the required capabilities and related standards and implementation specifications that certified electronic health record (EHR) technology will need to include in order to, at a minimum, support the achievement of meaningful use Stage 1 (beginning in 2011) by eligible professionals and eligible hospitals under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
Certified Health IT Product List
Search the Certified Health IT Product List for EHR technology (Complete EHRs and EHR Modules) that has been tested and certified under the temporary certification program.
Health IT Certification Programs
Health IT certification programs provide assurance to providers and other purchasers that an EHR system offers the necessary technological capability, functionality, and security to help them meet the meaningful use criteria.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the standards and certification criteria, certification process for EHR technology, and ONC’s health IT certification programs and Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies.