2015 Certification

Safety-enhanced Design evaluations for ONC 2015 Edition Certification. Summative usability testing is used to obtain measures to establish a usability benchmark or to compare results with usability requirements. The usability requirements should be task-based, and should tie directly to product requirements, including results from analytic tools such as personas, scenarios, and task analysis.


ONC Releases the 2015 Edition Cures Update Test method (including update for Safety-enhanced Design)

The 2015 Edition Cures Update Test Method has been constructed in an outcome-focused format with additional companion guide documents to aid stakeholder development of Health IT Modules. The Test Method provides the structure for evaluating conformance of the Health IT Module to the certification criteria defined in 85 FR 25642 of the 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule as published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2020.

2015 Edition CEHRT is Required in Program Year 2019 for All Promoting Interoperability Program Participants

Beginning this year, all Promoting Interoperability Programs participants must use 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to avoid a downward Medicare payment adjustment.

CMS believes that these up-to-date standards and functions of 2015 Edition CEHRT will better support interoperable exchange of health information and improve clinical workflows.

This is NOT a usability test

UX Fail - Question gives the exact steps needed to complete task

We were recently exploring the new updated Certified HealthIT Product List (CHPL) site (https://chpl.healthit.gov/#/search ) was were shocked that as of today (Jan 11, 2017) there are only 3 Health IT vendors that have products that have been Safety-enhanced Design certified for the ONC 2015 Edition.

We're glad that for most EHRs the usability test performed as part of their certification is posted on the website of the certifying body (eg, Drummond, Infoguard, etc)

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