The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program will provide publically available, comparative information on certified health IT. The program will reflect input from developers and voluntary input from end users of certified health IT to design reporting criteria that will inform the purchasing and implementation decisions of certified health IT users.
The EHR Reporting Program will seek stakeholder input on the following 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act)-mandated categories:
- Usability and user-centered design
- Conformance to certification testing
- Other categories as appropriate
The EHR Reporting Program was required in Section 4002(c) of the Cures Act, a comprehensive law designed in part to support doctors and hospitals in improving the quality and delivery of care for patients.
Request for Information (RFI)
On August 24, 2018, ONC issued a request for information (RFI) for public stakeholders to share their views on the components of the EHR Reporting Program and to provide feedback that will inform the development of EHR Reporting Program criteria and processes as required by the Cures Act.
ONC is especially interested in feedback targeting users in ambulatory and small practice settings, where providers typically do not have substantial time and resources to conduct broad market research.
The RFI is published in the Federal Register and ONC encourages stakeholders to provide their comments through the online submission process. Comments are due no later than 5pm ET on October 17, 2018.
This program will build on findings from prior work conducted in 2016. ONC published the Report to Congress on the Feasibility of Mechanisms to Assist Providers in Comparing and Selecting Certified EHR Technology Products, which was based on substantial market analysis and insight from subject matter experts.