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2015 Edition Test Method

Test Procedures

ONC values feedback and input from our various stakeholders. In response to stakeholder input, ONC has adopted a new format for test procedures that is less prescriptive and more outcome-focused. ONC released draft test procedures concurrently with the release of the 2015 Edition proposed rule. Stakeholder input was factored into the development of the final test procedures for the 2015 Edition Health Information Technology (Health IT) Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications final rule.

The 2015 Edition final test procedures are open for public review and comment before being finalized and approved by the National Coordinator. The 2015 Edition final test procedures will be posted for public comment in waves.

The public comment period for the 2015 Edition Draft final test procedures will conclude on November 30, 2015. We expect the majority of 2015 Edition final test procedures will be approved by the National Coordinator and posted on this page in mid-December 2015.

To access the 2015 Edition draft final test procedures and provide public comment click hereWeb Site Disclaimers.

Certification Companion Guides

For the first time, ONC is providing Certification Companion Guides to accompany the 2015 Edition certification criteria. The Certification Companion Guides provide development guidance and technical clarifications to complement the 2015 Edition test procedures in a single, consolidated source for certification criteria clarifications. The Certification Companion Guides are intended assist with product development in preparation for ONC Health IT Certification Program requirements for testing and certification.

2015 Edition Certification Companion Guides will be posted as they become available and will be updated as needed. We expect the majority of 2015 Edition Certification Companion Guides will be posted by the end of November 2015. The Certification Companion Guides are not undergoing a formal public comment period, but ONC encourages stakeholders to review the Certification Companion Guides during the public comment period of the 2015 Edition final test procedures. Please send any feedback on the Certification Companion Guides to the ONC Health IT Certification Program via ONC.Certification@hhs.gov with “CCG” in the subject line. Feedback will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Note that links within the CCG’s may not work until all CCG’s have been posted.

Regulation Text Citation Certification Criterion Certification Companion Guide (CCG) Test Procedure Test Tool
§ 170.315(a)(1) Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) – medications Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(2) CPOE – laboratory Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(3) CPOE – diagnostic imaging Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(4) Drug-drug, drug-allergy interaction checks for CPOE Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(5) Demographics Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(6) Problem list Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(7) Medication list Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(8) Medication allergy list Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(9) Clinical decision support Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(10) Drug-formulary and preferred drug list checks Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(11) Smoking status Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(12) Family health history Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(13) Patient-specific education resources Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(14) Implantable device list Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(a)(15) Social, psychological, and behavioral data Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(b)(1) Transitions of care Guide

CCDS Guide

Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(b)(2) Clinical information reconciliation and incorporation Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(b)(3) Electronic prescribing Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(b)(4) Common Clinical Data Set summary record – create CCDS Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(b)(5) Common Clinical Data Set summary record – receive CCDS Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(b)(6) Data export Guide

CCDS Guide

Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(b)(7) Data segmentation for privacy – send   Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(b)(8) Data segmentation for privacy – receive   Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(b)(9) Care plan Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(c)(1) Clinical quality measures (CQMs) – record and export Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(c)(2) CQMs – import and calculate Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(c)(3) CQMs – report Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(c)(4) CQMs – filter   Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(d)(1) Authentication, access control, authorization Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(d)(2) Auditable events and tamper-resistance Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(d)(3) Audit report(s) Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(d)(4) Amendments Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(d)(5) Automatic access time-out Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(d)(6) Emergency access Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(d)(7) End-user device encryption Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(d)(8) Integrity Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(d)(9) Trusted connection Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(d)(10) Auditing actions on health information Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(d)(11) Accounting of disclosures   Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(e)(1) View, download, and transmit to 3rd party Guide

CCDS Guide

Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(e)(2) Secure messaging Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(e)(3) Patient health information capture Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(f)(1) Transmission to immunization registries Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(f)(2) Transmission to public health agencies – syndromic surveillance Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(f)(3) Transmission to public health agencies – reportable laboratory tests and value/results Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(f)(4) Transmission to cancer registries Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(f)(5) Transmission to public health agencies – electronic case reporting Guide

CCDS Guide

Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(f)(6) Transmission to public health agencies – antimicrobial use and resistance reporting Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(f)(7) Transmission to public health agencies – health care surveys Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(g)(1) Automated numerator recording   Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(g)(2) Automated measure calculation   Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(g)(3) Safety-enhanced design Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(g)(4) Quality system management Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(g)(5) Accessibility-centered design Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(g)(6) Consolidated CDA creation performance  Guide

CCDS Guide

Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(g)(7) Application access – patient selection Guide Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(g)(8) Application access – data category request Guide

CCDS Guide

Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(g)(9) Application access – all data request Guide

CCDS Guide

Pending NC approval None
§ 170.315(h)(1) Direct Project Guide Pending NC approval Under Development
§ 170.315(h)(2) Direct Project, Edge Protocol, and XDR/XDM  Guide Pending NC approval Under Development