EHR Reporting Program

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 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. 

Draft Voluntary User-Reported Criteria

ONC’s contractor, The Urban Institute, worked closely with stakeholders to develop draft voluntary user-reported criteria. The Urban Institute has now published the draft criteria on their website for public feedback. The 60-day public feedback period closes on August 10, 2020. We invite stakeholders to review the draft criteria and provide feedback to inform the final set of voluntary user-reported criteria.

Stakeholder input from over 200 individuals and organizations in a series of in-person and virtual engagements informed the development of the draft voluntary user-reported criteria. Stakeholders included individual physicians, nurses, and other clinicians, community health center staff, medical professional societies, health IT developers, payers, and state health officials.

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 [PDF- 647 KB], which was based on substantial market analysis and insight from subject matter experts.

Have questions about the EHR Reporting Program? Read a short overview and how you can provide input - EHR Reporting Program Overview [PDF - 167 KB]

Content last reviewed on November 2, 2020
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