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ONC Health IT Certification Program

Standards and Certification Regulations

Announcing the Enhanced Oversight Final Rule

This final rule finalizes modifications and new requirements under the ONC Health IT Certification Program (“Program”), including provisions related to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)’s role in the Program. The final rule creates a regulatory framework for ONC’s direct review of health information technology (health IT) certified under the Program, including, when necessary, requiring the correction of non-conformities found in health IT certified under the Program and suspending and terminating certifications issued to Complete EHRs and Health IT Modules. The final rule also sets forth processes for ONC to authorize and oversee accredited testing laboratories under the Program. In addition, it includes provisions for expanded public availability of certified health IT surveillance results.

Read the Final Rule

HHS Press Release

Final Rule Fact Sheet

Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability
Proposed Rule – March 2, 2016 

Standards and Certification Criteria

2015 Edition Final Rule

2014 Edition Release 2

2014 Edition

2011 Edition

Certified EHR Technology Definition

Certification Programs for Health IT