Electronic health records products are an essential piece of the healthcare solution. However, it is important to take steps to protect patient data. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Certification Program supports programs for users of electronic health records software programs and other health IT products. It is a voluntary conformity assessment program that demonstrates your commitment to patient privacy and information security. UL can guide you through the complete process, from understanding the requirements to testing and certification.
UL is an accredited ONC HIT testing lab and certification body
UL is authorized by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ONC to test and certify EHR products as an Accredited Testing Laboratory and ONC-Authorized Certification Body. Testing for your product can be performed at your facility, on-site at the UL lab in California, or remotely. The optimal testing process and procedures are determined with your input.
To minimize test time and ensure your product is ready for testing, UL offers regulatory training to help your developers understand the ONC HIT program requirements.
Overview of ONC HIT certification process for EHR products
The UL Certification Body performs a review of the Health IT Module Test Report received from an NVLAP accredited testing laboratory to determine if the product qualifies for certification. If additional testing is required, the Certification Body works with the testing laboratory to address issues that require further clarification.
Once all testing has been successfully completed, the Certification Body certifies the Health IT Module and submits the product information to ONC for posting on the CHPL website. The application developer will be provided with the ONC Certified HIT Mark indicating that the product is certified under the ONC Health IT Program.
Let us help you achieve ONC HIT Certification for your EHR system
UL has been a part of the ONC HIT Certification Program since its inception in 2010. Our ability to perform testing and certification eliminates the need to contract with multiple organizations to achieve certification and delivers the customer service experience expected from UL. We maintain a number of certifications and accreditations to support your EHR testing and certification objectives:
- NIST National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) (Lab Code 100432-0)
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI) (ID #1046)
- Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC-HIT)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
- General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule (GS-35-F-0572N)
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
For the complete list of Health IT Modules certified by UL, browse our EHR Certified Product List. Contact us for more information about ONC HIT testing and certification services.
*Testing and certification are conducted by UL’s facility in California.