Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition Draft Test Procedures – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology – September 2012

Posted on September 10, 2012. Filed under: Health Informatics, Medical Records | Tags: , |

Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition Draft Test Procedures – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology – September 2012

“The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has posted the first wave of draft Test Procedures and applicable test data files for the 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria. The Test Procedures, once finalized and approved by the National Coordinator, will be used for testing and certifying EHR technology under the ONC HIT Certification Program (formerly referred to as the Permanent Certification Program or PCP). The Test Procedures are being developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

General Purpose

The Test Procedures will be used by testing laboratories and certification bodies to evaluate conformance and functionality of Complete Electronic Health Records (EHRs) or EHR Modules against the standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria adopted by the HHS Secretary for 2014 certification. 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 [PDF – 1.25MB], published September 4, 2012, establishes the 2014 Edition EHR Certification Criteria used to develop draft Test Procedures.”

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