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  1. 1. Proposed Establishment of Certification Programs for Health Information Technology Notice of Proposed Rulemaking HIT Standards Committee Presentation
  2. 2. How Does All This Work? “ Meaningful User of Certified EHR Technology” Certified Complete EHR Combination of Certified EHR Modules = Objectives Measures & ONC-ATCB / ONC-ACB Certification Criteria Standards EHR Modules Complete EHRs Correlated Meaningful Use Regulations HIT Certification Programs Regulations HIT Standards & Certification Criteria Regulations
  3. 3. The Basics <ul><li>§3001(c)(5) of the PHSA requires the National Coordinator in consultation with the Director of NIST to “keep or recognize a certification program or programs for the voluntary certification of HIT… such program shall include, as appropriate, testing… in accordance with §13201(b) of the HITECH Act” </li></ul><ul><li>§13201(b) “…the Director of NIST shall support the establishment of a conformance testing infrastructure… may include a program to accredit independent, non-Federal laboratories to perform testing.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. HIT Policy Committee Recommendations <ul><li>The HIT Policy Committee recommended that the certification process address the following objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus certification on meaningful use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage the certification process to improve progress on privacy, security, and interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the objectivity and transparency of the certification process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand certification to include a range of software sources (e.g., open source, self-developed, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a short-term certification transition plan </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Programmatic Purpose <ul><li>Establish the process for National Coordinator to “authorize” organizations to perform HIT testing and certification </li></ul><ul><li>Specify how Complete EHRs and EHR Modules would be tested and certified </li></ul>
  6. 6. Rulemaking Approach <ul><li>One NPRM – Two Final Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Proposed Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary Certification Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operational for Meaningful Use Stage 1 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipate publishing final rule synchronously with final rules for meaningful use and standards and certification criteria </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Permanent Certification Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operational for Meaningful Use Stage 2 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipated final rule early fall </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Two Comment periods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 days for temporary certification program proposals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 days for permanent certification program proposals </li></ul></ul>Beginning of Proposed Meaningful Use Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Quarter Q2/ 10 Q3/ 10 Q4/ 10 Q1/ 11 Q2/ 11 Q3/ 11 Q4/ 11 Q1/ 12 Q2/ 12 Q3/ 12 Q4/ 12 Q1/ 13+ Certification Program Temporary Permanent
  7. 7. Temporary & Permanent Certification Program Proposals <ul><li>Both include an open application process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary includes 2 part application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Coordinator serves as the accreditation organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permanent includes streamlined application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizations would be authorized to perform the [testing and] certification of Complete EHRs, EHR Modules, or both </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation requirements proposed for permanent certification program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Coordinator would approve an accreditation organization for certification bodies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NVLAP (NIST) would accredit testing laboratories </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Authorized Testing/Certification Methods <ul><li>Primary Method: ONC-ATCBs/ONC-ACBs must have the capacity to [test] and certify Complete EHRs and/or EHR Modules at their facility. </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Methods: also have the capacity to [test] and certify Complete EHRs and/or EHR Modules through some secondary means or at a secondary location. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>at the site (i.e., physical location) where a Complete EHR or EHR Module has been developed (e.g., at a Complete EHR developer’s facility); or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>at the site where the Complete EHR or EHR Module resides (e.g., at a hospital where the HIT has been installed); or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>remotely (i.e., through other means, such as through secure electronic transmissions and automated web-based tools, or at a location other than the ONC-ATCB’s facilities). </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Temporary Certification Program Authorizes ONC-Authorized Testing & Certification Bodies Vendors/ Self-Developers National Coordinator Tests and Certifies Complete EHRs/EHR Modules NIST Test Methods Develops
  10. 10. Permanent Certification Program Authorizes NIST National Coordinator ONC-Authorized Certification Bodies Vendors/ Self-Developers NVLAP-Accredited Testing Laboratories NVLAP ONC-AA Approves Accredits Accredits [Testing] [Certification] Tests Complete EHRs/ EHR Modules Certifies Complete EHRs/ EHR Modules
  11. 11. Temporary Certification Program Testing: Tools/Data/ Procedures Test Report Complete EHR/ EHR Module Submitted Certification Application and Agreement Reports Certified Product Info Publishes Authorizes NIST ONC-Authorized Testing & Certification Bodies Vendors/ Self-Developers Technical Requirements 1 2 3 4 5 Certified HIT Products List National Coordinator
  12. 12. Permanent Certification Program Technical Requirements Test Report Complete EHR/ EHR Module Submitted Certification Application and Agreement Reports Certified Product Info Publishes Authorizes NIST National Coordinator ONC-Authorized Certification Bodies Vendors/ Self-Developers 1 2 3 4 5 Certified HIT Products List NVLAP-Accredited Testing Laboratories NVLAP ONC-AA Approves Accredits Accredits Testing: Tools/Data/ Procedures

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