ONC Health IT Certification Program Updates (04/28/2017)
IN THIS ISSUE
Recently Updated Test Procedures (TPs)
Recently Updated Test Data
Recently Updated Certification Companion Guides (CCGs)
In support of the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Health Care Statistics mission and in response to industry feedback, ONC will permit testing and certification for § 170.315(f)(7) to conformance of HL7 CDA® R2 Implementation Guide (IG): National Health Care Surveys (NHCS), R1 DSTU Release 1.2 - US Realmas part of the 2015 Edition certification. The Release 1.2 test tool is currently being developed and expected to be completed summer 2017. We encourage developers to work with their ONC-Approved Testing Laboratories (ONC-ATL) for pilot testing and to provide feedback of the Release 1.2 beta test tool which is currently available at http://cda-validation.nist.
Products already certified to IG Release 1.0 prior to the availability and switch over to the Release 1.2 test tool will not be required to retest or recertify to release 1.2. Updates to the Certification Companion Guide (CCG) with additional details are forthcoming.
ONC has released a new FAQ providing clarification for instances in which a voluntary consensus standards organization (or steward) issues a correction to a standard or implementation specification after it has been adopted by ONC in the final rule. FAQ #51 can be found on the ONC Regulations FAQs page.
On April 25, 2017, the Edge Test Tool (ETT) release 188.8.131.52 was deployed with the following changes:
Please note that the old links will no longer be accessible.
The CHPL now reports all “identifiable surveillance.” Under the ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability final rule (81 FR 72404) all identifiable surveillance results, results where no non-conformities are determined, must be publically available on the CHPL on a quarterly basis to provide stakeholders with a more readily available means for accessing surveillance results. Results where non-conformities are determined will still be updated weekly as required.
For additional information on the 2015 Edition requirements, please visit https://www.healthit.gov/
Questions may be directed to the ONC Health IT Certification Program via email at: ONC.Certification@hhs.gov