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.
Per the 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule, effective June 30, 2020, the 2014 Edition certification criteria and related standards, terms and requirements have been removed from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (77 FR 54163, 79 FR 54429). The 2014 Edition Test Method (test procedures, tools and data) has been archived and 2014 Edition certified products will be marked as “retired” on the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL). For additional information on the retirement of the 2014 Edition certification criteria see Program Guidance #20-01 Removal and retirement of 2014 Edition certification criteria and related standards, terms and requirements.