Test Method Updates

Recently Updated Certification Companion Guides (CCGs)
2015 Edition Certification Companion Guides (CCGs)
Criterion Number
Criterion Title
 § 170.315(f)(7)
Transmission to public health agencies — health care surveys
  • Deleted “solely” from this sentence “Because of these improvements, NCHS plans to update its reporting requirements and system capacity to solely support Release 1.2 effective January 1, 2018” as NCHS has deferred the date for solely accepting NHCS IG Release 1.2 until January 1, 2019.
§ 170.315(g)(3)
Safety-enhanced design
  • Added NISTIR 7742 and 7804 to the list of examples of resources that technology developers may choose to review in order to select a UCD process for clarification to paragraphs (g)(3)(i) and (g)(3)(iii)(A).
§ 170.315(g)(5)
Accessibility-centered design
  • Added ISO/IEC 40500 (2012) to the entire criterion paragraph as an example of a standard that may be used to meet this criterion’s requirements.

Recently Updated Test Procedures (TPs)

2015 Edition Test Procedures (TPs)
Criterion Number
Criterion Title
 § 170.315(f)(2)
Transmission to public health agencies – syndromic surveillance
  • Corrected standard referenced paragraph typo under SUT.


For additional information on the 2015 Edition requirements, please visit the ONC Standards and Certification Regulation webpage.

Questions may be directed to the ONC Health IT Certification Program via email at: ONC.Certification@hhs.gov