All electronic health record (EHR) products and systems must be certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) specifically for this program. The certification this technology provides assurance to purchasers and other users that an EHR system or product offers the necessary technology capability, functionality and security to help them satisfy the Meaningful Use objectives for the Medicaid EHR Incentives Program.
Providers and patients must also be confident that the EHR technology products and systems used are secure, can maintain data confidentiality, and can work with other systems to share information.
New and existing EHR technology must be certified by an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) organization as shown on the ONC website. Hospitals and practices that have developed their own EHR systems or products can also seek to have their existing systems or products tested and certified. Once a product or system is certified, the name of the product will be listed on the ONC website, with frequent updates as new systems and products are added.