Certification Programs & Policy

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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 by eligible professionals and eligible hospitals under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

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Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL)

Search the Certified Health IT Product List for EHR technology (Complete EHRs and EHR Modules) that has been tested and certified under the ONC Certification Program.

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ONC Publishes 2015 Edition Proposed Rule

On February 26, 2014, ONC published the Voluntary 2015 Edition EHR Certification Criteria Proposed Rule in the Federal Register. ONC will accept comments on the proposed rule through April 28, 2014 via regulations.gov.

2015 Edition Proposed Rule

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 Certification Bodies and Testing Laboratories.

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