Permanent Certification Program Testing Bodies
The following test laboratories have been accredited as Accredited Testing Laboratories (ATLs), and are qualified to test EHR technology under the Permanent Certification Program:
- Drummond Group
- Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT)
- ICSA Laboratories, Inc.
- InfoGard Laboratories, Inc.
- SLI Global Solutions
ONC Press Release: July 18, 2012
The first accreditations of Health Information Technology Certification Bodies and Test Laboratories have been announced.
In June 2011, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT selected the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the ONC-Approved Accreditor (ONC-AA) for certification bodies. ANSI has completed their first round of accreditations for certification bodies, which may apply to ONC for authorization to certify Electronic Health Records (EHR) technologies in the ONC Permanent Certification Program. Five certification bodies were accredited.
For more information on the ANSI HIT Accreditation Program.
Certification and testing of Electronic Health Record Technology in ONC’s Permanent Certification Program will be performed by separate entities. The National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) has been acknowledged by ONC, by regulation, as the Accreditation Body for Test Labs in the Permanent Certification Program. NVLAP has also completed their first round of accreditations for Test Labs to perform testing of EHR technologies against the adopted standards and certification criteria in the Permanent Certification Program. Five test labs were accredited.
For more information on the NVLAP HIT Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP), please visit NIST.gov.
The Certification Bodies accredited by ANSI to participate in the Permanent Certification Program must be authorized by ONC. For information on requirements and the application process, please visit the ONC website.
NVLAP Press Release July 18, 2012
Accreditation of Laboratories in the NVLAP Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP)
Contact: Dana Leaman
The National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) announces the accreditation of five laboratories in the HIT LAP. Information regarding these accredited laboratories can be located in the directory of accredited laboratories located on the NVLAP webpage, www.nist.gov/nvlap .
Laboratories accredited in this program perform functional and conformance testing of electronic health record products to nationally-recognized meaningful use requirements for healthcare IT products. The HIT LAP was established following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology (HIT), which was established by regulation in a final rule published in the Federal Register on January 7, 2011.
Additional details regarding this accreditation program can be found on the NVLAP website.