2014 Edition Test Method

The 2014 Edition Test Method was formally approved on December 14, 2012 by the National Coordinator and is now effective for use in ONC Health IT Certification Program. Notice of the approval appears in the Jan. 2, 2013 Federal Register.

Reference the Test Procedure Overview document [PDF - 66 KB] for a description of the test procedure structure for evaluating conformance of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology to the certification criteria defined in 45 CFR Part 170 Subpart C of the Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition; Revisions to the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology, Final Rule as published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2012.

Criterion #

Certification Criterion Name

Document Type

Last Revised

§170.314(a)(1)

Computerized provider order entry

Test Procedure
[PDF - 465 KB]

*12/19/14

Test Data
[PDF - 129 KB]

04/26/13

§170.314(a)(2)

Drug-drug, drug-allergy interactions checks

Test Procedure
[PDF - 393 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(a)(3)

Demographics

Test Procedure
[PDF - 395 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 77 KB]

02/26/13

§170.314(a)(4)

Vital signs, body mass index, and growth Charts

Test Procedure
[PDF - 135 KB]

06/28/13

Test Data
[PDF - 73 KB]

01/16/13

§170.314(a)(5)

Problem list

Test Procedure
[PDF - 134 KB]

06/28/13

Test Data
[PDF - 95 KB]

01/16/13

§170.314(a)(6)

Medication list

Test Procedure
[PDF - 116 KB]

06/28/13

Test Data
[PDF - 84 KB]

02/26/13

§170.314(a)(7)

Medication allergy list

Test Procedure
[PDF - 136 KB]

06/28/13

Test Data
[PDF - 96 KB]

01/16/13

§170.314(a)(8)

Clinical decision support

Test Procedure
[PDF - 519 KB]

*12/24/14

§170.314(a)(9)

Electronic notes

Test Procedure
[PDF - 380 KB]

05/08/13

Test Data
[PDF - 62 KB]

01/16/13

§170.314(a)(10)

Drug formulary checks

Test Procedure
[PDF - 110 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 69 KB]

02/26/13

§170.314(a)(11)

Smoking status

Test Procedure
[PDF - 111 KB]

06/28/13

§170.314(a)(12)

Image results

Test Procedure
[PDF - 337 KB]

02/26/13

§170.314(a)(13)

Family health history

Test Procedure
[PDF - 467 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(a)(14)

Patient list creation

Test Procedure
[PDF - 490 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(a)(15)

Patient-specific education resources

Test Procedure
[PDF - 94 KB]

06/28/13

§170.314(a)(16)

Inpatient setting only -electronic medication administration record

Test Procedure
[PDF - 467 KB]

*12/24/14

Test Data
[PDF - 386 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(a)(17)

Advance directives

Test Procedure
[PDF - 85 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(a)(18)

Optional – computerized provider order entry - medications

Test Procedure
[PDF - 576 KB]

*12/24/14

§170.314(a)(19)

Optional – computerized provider order entry - laboratory

Test Procedure
[PDF - 582 KB]

*12/24/14

§170.314(a)(20)

Optional – computerized provider order entry – diagnostic imaging

Test Procedure
[PDF - 582 KB]

*12/24/14

§170.314(b)(1)

* Transitions of care – receive, display and incorporate transition of care/referral summaries

Test Procedure
[PDF - 1.1 MB]

01/27/17

Test Data
[PDF - 173 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(b)(2)

* Transitions of care – create and transmit transition of care/referral summaries

Test Procedure
[PDF - 524 KB]

01/27/17

Test Data
[PDF - 183 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(b)(3)

Electronic prescribing

Test Procedure
[PDF - 420 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

06/10/13

§170.314(b)(4)

Clinical information reconciliation

Test Procedure
[PDF - 469 KB]

01/16/13

Test Data
[PDF - 99 KB]

02/26/13

§170.314(b)(5)(A)

Incorporate laboratory tests and values/results

Test Procedure
[PDF - 820 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

02/26/13

Guidelines for Configuring and Priming the EHR
[PDF - 155 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(b)(5)(B)

Incorporate laboratory tests and values/results

Test Procedure
[PDF - 685 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 627 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(b)(6)

Inpatient setting only - transmission of electronic laboratory tests and values/results to ambulatory providers

Test Procedure
[PDF - 828 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

01/16/13

Guidelines for Pre-loading Test Data
[PDF - 97 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(b)(7)

Data portability

Test Procedure
[PDF - 481 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

01/27/17

Test Data
[PDF - 354 KB]

06/19/14

§170.314(b)(8)

Optional – transitions of care

Test Procedure [PDF - 599 KB]

07/07/17

§170.314(b)(9)

Optional – clinical information reconciliation and incorporation (CIRI)

Test Procedure
[PDF - 448 KB]

*12/24/14

§170.314(c)(1)

Clinical quality measures – capture and export

Test Procedure
[PDF - 2.9 MB]

07/27/15

§170.314(c)(2)

Clinical quality measures – import and calculate

§170.314(c)(3)

Clinical quality measures – electronic submission

§170.314(d)(1)

Authentication, access, control, and authorization

Test Procedure
[PDF - 357 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(d)(2)

Auditable events and tamper-resistance

Test Procedure
[PDF - 491 KB]

*12/24/14

§170.314(d)(3)

Audit report(s)

Test Procedure
[PDF - 395 KB]

05/08/13

§170.314(d)(4)

Amendments

Test Procedure
[PDF - 188 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(d)(5)

Automatic log-off

Test Procedure
[PDF - 84 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(d)(6)

Emergency access

Test Procedure
[PDF - 88 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(d)(7)

End-user device encryption

Test Procedures
[PDF - 480 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(d)(8)

Integrity

Test Procedure
[PDF - 97 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(d)(9)

Optional - accounting of disclosures

Test Procedure
[PDF - 113 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(e)(1)

* View, download, and transmit to a 3rd party with edge protocol testing

Test Procedure
[PDF - 731 KB]

01/27/17

Test Data
[PDF - 169 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(e)(2)

Ambulatory setting only -clinical summary

Test Procedure
[PDF - 209 KB]

01/27/17

Test Data
[PDF - 147 KB]

03/21/14

§170.314(e)(3)

Ambulatory setting only - secure messaging

Test Procedure
[PDF - 528 KB]

01/16/13

§170.314(f)(1)

Immunization information

Test Procedure
[PDF - 381 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 384 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(f)(2)

Transmission to immunization registries

Test Procedures
[PDF - 706 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

01/16/13

Guidelines for Pre-loading Test Data [PDF - 97 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(f)(3)

Transmission to public health agencies – syndromic surveillance

Test Procedure
[PDF - 767 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

01/16/13

Guidelines for Pre-loading Test Data [PDF - 181 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(f)(4)

Inpatient setting only - transmission of reportable laboratory tests and values/results

Test Procedure
[PDF - 1.05 MB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

01/16/13

Guidelines for Pre-loading Test Data [PDF - 97 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(f)(5)

Optional – ambulatory setting only - cancer case information

Test Procedure
[PDF - 353 KB]

12/14/12

Test Data
[PDF - 425 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(f)(6)

Optional – ambulatory setting only - transmission to cancer registries

Test Procedure
[PDF - 699 KB]

Test Data and Test Tools are available via a hyperlink in the Test Procedure, as applicable.

07/23/14

Guidelines for Pre-loading Test Data [PDF - 85 KB]

03/20/13

§170.314(f)(7)

Optional – ambulatory setting only – transmission to public health agencies – syndromic surveillance

Test Procedure
[PDF - 537 KB]

*12/24/14

§170.314(g)(1)

Automated numerator recording

Test Procedure
[PDF - 1.4 MB]

01/27/17

Test Data
[XLSX - 191 KB]

03/21/16

§170.314(g)(2)

Automated measure calculation

Test Procedure
[PDF - 1.4 MB]

01/27/17

Test Data
[XLSX - 191 KB]

03/21/16

§170.314(g)(3)

Safety-enhanced design

Test Procedure
[PDF - 431 KB]

*12/19/14

§170.314(g)(4)

Quality management system

Test Procedure
[PDF - 90 KB]

12/14/12

§170.314(h)(1)

Optional - Transmit - Applicability Statement for Secure Health

Test Procedure
[PDF - 218 KB]

05/26/17

§170.314(h)(2)

Optional - Transmit - Applicability Statement for Secure Health Transport and XDR/XDM for Direct Messaging

Test Procedure
[PDF - 297 KB]

05/26/17

§170.314(h)(3)

Optional - Transmit - SOAP Transport and Security Specification and XDR/XDM for Direct Messaging

Test Procedure
[PDF - 259 KB]

01/27/17

Content last reviewed on September 21, 2018
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