EHR Certification: An Ongoing Process For ONC’s Office Of Certification

Carol Bean and Asara Clark | Health IT Buzz | April 25, 2013

Part of ONC’s mission is to certify that electronic health record (EHR) products meet the standards and capabilities we have created. It’s a big job, and we take it seriously.

Providers should be confident that when they buy and use a certified EHR, their product satisfies our requirements. That’s why we review any complaints we receive about these products and make sure they are addressed, even to the point of revoking certification when necessary. In fact, we recently revoked the certification of two such products.

Have a Question about EHR Certification?

Health IT stakeholders can submit questions to, a mailbox that we monitor daily – and we work hard to answer inquiries as quickly as possible. We coordinate our responses with our partners at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to make sure users are able to get the most up-to-date information and help them install the Test Method Program quickly and easily.