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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 Health IT certified through the ONC Health IT Certification Program.

Health IT Modules are listed on the CHPL after they have been successfully tested by an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) and certified by an ONC Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB). Providers and hospitals can use the CHPL to identify the certified Health IT Modules they use and, if necessary generate the CMS EHR Certification ID required for use in Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Programs.

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 Freeze and Closure

On On March 27th, 2016, the CHPL 4.0 was no longer updated with new certifications as part of the shift to the new “open data” CHPL. On June 29th, 2016, it was frozen and is no longer able to be used to generate CMS EHR Certification IDs. This site will shut down completely on September 8, 2016.

“open data” CHPL

On February 29, 2016, ONC released a completely new version of the ONC Certified Health Information Technology Product List (CHPL). This new ONC CHPL was established with the goal of liberating detailed testing and certification attributes of Certified Health IT which was previously, in ONC CHPL 4.0, enclosed in the “Test Results Summary” documents which were not easily accessed by users. As noted in the 2015 Edition final rule, ONC has launched this “open data” CHPL to better support the accessibility of data on Health IT certifications in user and machine-readable formats.

Major updates in the open data CHPL include:

  • Expanded Data Reporting and Data Access
  • Surveillance Reporting
  • Updated and Refined User Interface

Currently, this new and “open data” ONC CHPL has existing 2014 Edition certified product data available in the same format as CHPL 4.0. As new 2015 Edition certified product data becomes available, the certification details will be available in the new open data structure. Please use the following link in order to view the new site: http://chpl.healthit.gov. Please send any feedback regarding the new ONC CHPL to onc.certification@hhs.gov

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 - 1.9 MB].

*If there are any questions or concerns regarding CMS EHR Certification ID generation, please email onc.certification@hhs.gov for additional information. 

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 Certified Health IT Module's CHPL listing should contact the ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) that certified the product. Additional information on ONC-ACBs and ATLs may be found here.

Can’t find the answer to your question? Contact the ONC Health IT Certification program at ONC.Certification@hhs.gov