What is an ONC-authorized testing and certification body?

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) authorized six organizations to perform complete electronic health record (EHR) and/or EHR module testing and certification. These six organizations are known as ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ONC-ATCB). Certification of an EHR by an ATCB signifies the EHR is capable of supporting providers’ efforts to meet the goals and objectives of meaningful use. The Certified HIT Product List External Links Disclaimer provides an authoritative, comprehensive listing of certified EHRs and EHR modules.

For more information on certified EHRs and the EHR certification process, see Certification Process for EHR Technologies.

Content last reviewed on January 15, 2013
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