Health IT Certification

Portrait of Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

A New Leader at the Helm of the ONC Health IT Certification Program

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | October 28, 2019

I’m pleased to announce that Robert Anthony recently transitioned into the role of the director of the Certification & Testing Division in ONC’s Office of Technology, where he will oversee the ONC Health IT Certification Program. Rob previously served as a senior policy advisor in the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety and as senior strategic advisor in the Office of Technology at ONC.

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Portrait of Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data Challenge

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | July 10, 2018

The ONC Certified Health IT Product List is the authoritative, comprehensive listing of health information technology (health IT) products that have been tested and certified under the ONC Health IT Certification Program. Health IT products are listed on the CHPL after eligible components have been successfully tested by an ONC-Authorized Testing Laboratory and certified by an ONC-Authorized Certification Body.
The CHPL contains detailed data on certified health IT, such as the certification criteria to which the health IT has been certified,

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Certification Program Updates to Support Efficiency & Reduce Burden

Elise Sweeney Anthony, J.D. | September 21, 2017

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is always on the lookout for ways to improve the ONC Health IT Certification Program’s efficiency and reduce burden on health information technology (health IT) users and health IT developers.  Whether it is making certification criteria clarifications clearer and more rapidly accessible through the Certification Companion Guides, or offering more flexible certification options through rulemaking, ONC looks to achieve its mission in the most nimble way possible while still serving the needs of patients,

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A 5-year Goal to Transition the ONC Health IT Certification Program’s Testing Portfolio

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | August 3, 2017

Throughout its seven-year history, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Health IT Certification Program (Program) has evolved in many ways, including improvements that enhanced the Program’s integrity, transparency, and efficiency. Central to the Program’s administration is the use of electronic, automated testing tools for health information technology (health IT). These tools enable health IT to be repeatedly and rigorously tested relative to its ability to accurately create standardized data files and perform interoperability oriented transactions.

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A First Step to Diversify the Certification Program’s Testing Portfolio

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | June 22, 2017

Two years ago the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a notice in the Federal Register (and accompanying blog post) that restated the ONC Health IT Certification Program’s (Program’s) open policy regarding the submission of testing methods for approval under the Program.

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