ONC Health IT Certification Program Updates (05/30/2017)
§ 170.315(f)(7) Transmission to public health agencies – health care surveys
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 Realm as 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. The updated Certification Companion Guide (CCG) with additional details is now available and can be accessed via the 2015 Edition Test Method page at https://www.healthit.gov/
Next Cypress & Bonnie Release to Accommodate 2017 eCQM Annual Update
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have posted the 2017 annual update for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for calendar year (CY) 2018 reporting for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, and CY 2018 performance for Eligible Professionals and Eligible Clinicians. We continue to work on updating Cypress and Bonnie to accommodate this update, as well as other enhancements. The Cypress 3.2 Beta release is scheduled to be available on June 16, 2017 and the Cypress 3.2 Final release is scheduled for July 27, 2017. Cypress 3.2 will support the updated eCQM specifications for CY2018 available on the eCQI Resource Center website (ecqi.healthit.gov). Additionally, the Cypress test bundles have been enhanced to cover > 95% of eCQM Measure Logic. Cypress 3.2 will also include bug and performance updates to improve testing and certification workflows.
Disclaimer for Google Groups of Test Tools
ONC will be appending the following disclaimer to each of the Google Groups that are leveraged for the technical support of test tools used in ONC Health IT Certification Program: "This group is solely for the technical support of the
Test Method Updates
Recently Updated Test Procedures (TPs)
Recently Updated Test Data
Recently Updated Certification Companion Guides (CCGs)
For additional information on the 2015 Edition requirements, please visit https://www.healthit.
Questions may be directed to the ONC Health IT Certification Program via email at: ONC.Certification@hhs.gov
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