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Open Forums for Certified Health IT Comparison Tool

Help the ONC Improve Transparency in the Certified Health IT Market

Attend an upcoming public open forum to provide input on the new Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program, which will provide publicly available, no-cost, comparative information on certified health information technology (IT) available on the market.

In the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016, Congress directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a new EHR Reporting Program, which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is currently developing. The goal of this program is to improve transparency of the market by providing publicly available, comparative information about certified health IT features related to security, usability, interoperability, conformance to certification testing, and other areas.

The ONC has contracted with the Urban Institute and its subcontractor, HealthTech Solutions, to obtain stakeholder input on how to develop the EHR Reporting Program through public open forums across the country. Input from people like you will help determine answers to the following questions:

  • What information should developers of certified health IT report?
  • What information from users could be made available?
  • How will the information be collected?
  • How will the information be disseminated to the public? (For example, would you prefer a product comparison website, data in a spreadsheet, or something else?)

Upcoming Open Forums

Open forums in Indiana took place in June. For information about upcoming open forums in other regions, including links to participate in the forums virtually, see the EHR Reporting Program page at

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