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ONC Health IT Certification Program

Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL)

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The Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) is the authoritative and comprehensive listing of certified health IT.

Products can be listed on the CHPL after they have been successfully tested by an ATL and certified by an ONC-ACB. Providers and Hospitals use the CHPL to identify the certified health IT they use and, if necessary generate the CMS EHR Certification ID required for meaningful use attestation.

About the CHPL

See below for answers to some of the most common questions about the CHPL. For more, please visit our FAQs.

CHPL 4.0 Update

On May 4, 2015 the ONC CHPL was updated to version 4.0. The new release incorporates a new streamlined user interface which will allow for faster search, improved product selection, and refined user navigation. Please click this link to view a CHPL 4.0 overview document and a walkthrough in order to generate a CMS EHR Certification ID [PDF - 1.4 MB].

CMS EHR Certification ID

During meaningful use attestation, EPs and EHs share their CMS EHR Certification Identification Number (CMS EHR Certification ID) with CMS. This number is generated by the CHPL once the EP or EH selects a certified health IT product that meets 100% of the requirements for complete EHR or compiles multiple certified health IT products (Modules) to create a complete EHR product suite, as indicated in the CHPL cart. Detailed instructions on how to obtain a CMS EHR Certification ID are available on the CHPL website. Please use this link to access a walkthrough document to generate a CMS EHR Certification ID using the updated CHPL [PDF -762 KB].

What is the difference between a CHPL Product Number and a CMS EHR Certification ID?

A CMS EHR Certification Identification Number is a number generated by the CHPL used for reporting to CMS for Meaningful Use attestation. It represents a product or combination of products in the CHPL.

A CHPL Product Number identifies a single certified health IT product listed on the CHPL. A unique CHPL Product Number is assigned to each certified product by the certifying ONC-ACB . The CHPL Product Number is distinct from (i.e. NOT) the CMS EHR Certification Identification Number used for reporting to CMS.

Developers and Vendors

Developers or Vendors with questions about their health IT product’s CHPL listing should contact the ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) that certified the product. Additional information on certification and testing laboratories may be found here.

Can’t find the answer to your question? Contact the Office of Certification via ONC.Certification@hhs.gov