Test Method Updates
Recently Updated Test Procedures (TPs)
New Patient Safety Announcement—Reposted from the 12/06/16 ONC Health IT listservPatient safety is always our top priority. We strongly recommend that electronic health record (EHR) users keep up with all EHR upgrades and patches as a matter of patient safety. As this recent safety announcement by eClinicalWorks (eCW) stated, we also encourage any clinicians, prescribers, pharmacists, or patients and their family members and caregivers who experience safety issues or unexpected software function related to eCW software to report it both to eCW and through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) website at www.healthit.gov/
New Resources to Help ProvidersA new FAQ is available to provide guidance to users of certified health IT modules. This guidance addresses the challenges faced with seeking access to protected health information (PHI). It also provides a framework for negotiating reasonable contract terms that reflect best practice contracting principles, including when it comes to data access.
For more information, please take a look at the guidance provided by ONC found on the Health IT Buzz blog
ONC – Authorized Testing Laboratory Application (ONC-ATL)The ONC-ATL application is now available for the ONC Health IT Certification Program. Effective Monday, December 19th, 2016, The ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability requires an entity seeking to perform health IT testing under the ONC Health IT Certification Program to complete and submit an application for ONC-ATL status for approval to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information please visit the ONC Health IT Certification Program webpage.
C-CDA Validator Monthly UpdateThe December C-CDA Validator update will occur on Monday, December 19th, 2016. This validator and test data update will allow problems to be present in history of past illness section, relax the timing validation for problems, meds, and allergies, update clinical information reconciliation and incorporation validation-timing scenarios, and revise data segmentation for privacy validations.
For more information please visit: https://github.com/siteadmin/
SITE User Interface UpdateBeginning on December 19th, 2016, the Standards Implementation & Testing Environment (SITE) will undergo an update of the user interface. This redesign will consolidate resources and enhance the links to testing tools and resources. SITE is designed to assist health IT developers and health IT users fully evaluate specific technical standards and maximize the potential of their health IT implementations.
For more information please visit: www.healthit.gov/site