Call for participation: Process to become “CMS designated test EHR” now available
As part of meaningful use Stage 2’s transition of care objective, measure #3 requires eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals/critical access hospitals (CAHs) to either:
one or more successful electronic exchanges of a summary of care
document, with a recipient who has EHR technology designed by a
different EHR technology developer than the sender's.
- Conduct one or more successful tests with the CMS designated test EHR during the EHR reporting period
CMS seeks to designate multiple “test EHRs” for EPs, eligible hospitals and CAHs to use if they elect to pursue the second approach to meet measure #3 of Stage 2’s transitions of care objective. CMS and ONC have worked together to identify a minimum set of technical capabilities that need to be in place in order to be designated. Designated test EHRs will be registered on a software system hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST- hosted software system will randomly match an EP, eligible hospital, or CAH with a designated test EHR that is designed by a different EHR technology developer than theirs.
CMS and ONC strongly encourage the EHR technology developer community to participate in the program to become a CMS designated test EHR.
To find out more about becoming a CMS designated test EHR, please contact Ms. Nora Super (Nora.Super@hhs.gov)