ONC Health IT Certification Program – Draft Test Method

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) develops the functional and conformance testing requirements for the testing and certification of Health IT Modules to the certification criteria adopted by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary.

ONC has developed draft test methods to accompany the new certification criteria outlined in the Final Rule.  The test method offers the objective guidance to ONC-Authorized Testing Laboratories (ONC-ATLs) as they conduct Health IT module testing in the program.

Please consult the Final Rule entitled: 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program, for a detailed description of the certification criterion with which these testing steps are associated.

We value all of your feedback. Please note that the test tools and/or test data may not be currently available for all the functionality of the new criteria in the final rule.


§170.315(b)(10) Electronic health information export

§170.315(b)(11) Electronic prescribing

§170.315(b)(12) Data segmentation for privacy - send

§170.315(b)(13) Data segmentation for privacy - receive

§170.315(g)(10) Standardized API for patient and population services

§170.315(g)(11) Consent management for APIs

Content last reviewed on February 28, 2020
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