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) Update
ONC received 77 public comment submissions that will inform the development of the EHR Reporting Program criteria and processes. The feedback comes from developers of health IT, provider organizations representing over 1,000,000 total providers, payer and health plan organizations covering millions of beneficiaries, and consumer and quality improvement organizations representing patients and consumers. ONC issued the request for information on August 24, 2018 and closed the period 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.