Health IT Certification

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Ensuring Health IT API Accessibility for Seamless Data Exchange

Laura M. Urioste | January 16, 2024

It’s been just over a year since certified Health IT developers aligned their Health IT Modules with the requirements outlined in the Cures Act Final Rule. As part of this transformative update, developers of certified application programming interface (API) technology completed certification to 45 CFR 170.315(g)(10) Standardized API for patient and population services. We’re excited to report that as of this blog post’s publication, over 290 products have been certified to §170.315(g)(10) within the ONC Health IT Certification Program (Certification Program).

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Getting Ready for EHI Export: A Quick Guide

Robert Anthony | August 29, 2023

To export or not to export? That is the question.
All certified Health IT Modules that are part of a health IT product that stores electronic health information (EHI) are required to certify to the Electronic Health Information export criterion (45 CFR 170.315 (b)(10)) and make the functionality available to end users by December 31, 2023. As this deadline approaches, we thought it would be helpful to revisit the requirements of § 170.315(b)(10) and which product types are required to certify to this criterion.

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Lantern: Lighting the Way on FHIR Implementation

Wes Barker | August 14, 2023

Turning Evidence into Action

The ONC Cures Act Final Rule (Cures Rule) supports patients’ and providers’ access to electronic health information through Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) application programming interfaces (APIs). To ensure that secure, standardized FHIR APIs certified through the ONC Health IT Certification Program can be accessed and used “without special effort,” the Cures Rule included a requirement to ensure that app developers could readily lookup the service base URLs (i.e.,

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New Data on Clinician Performance and Use of Certified Health IT for Promoting Interoperability

Wes Barker | August 1, 2023

New data for clinicians reporting for Promoting Interoperability in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and their use of certified health IT are now available on These represent an update to the data published through 2016 and representative of eligible professionals who participated in “Meaningful Use.” The data can be linked to the ONC Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) and other HHS and industry health care datasets.
This data release is a long time coming.

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Updated Insights on Hospital Leaders’ Perceptions of Information Blocking

Jordan Everson | June 14, 2023

In a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), we leveraged data from the 2020 American Hospital Association (AHA) Information Technology Supplement gathered from April-June 2021, shortly after the initial applicability date of the information blocking regulations (April 5, 2021). We found that 42% of hospitals perceived that at least one type of information blocking “actor” (health care provider, health information network/health information exchange, or health IT developer of certified health IT) engaged in practices that may constitute information blocking.

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