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EMR Certification Criteria

HHS has named multiple certifying bodies, called Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCBs), to certify Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems against the criteria listed below. Certification standards are designed to determine whether an EMR is suitable for Meaningful Use by eligible providers who wish to qualify for EMR incentive payments.

Practice Fusion was certified by Drummond Inc. on October 18, 2010.

Stage 1 Final Criteria for EMR Vendor Certification

General Criteria

  • Drug to drug and drug to allergy notifications
  • Drug formulary checks
  • Maintain up-to-date problem list
  • Maintain active medication list
  • Maintain active medication allergy list
  • Enable users to electronically record, modify and retrieve a patient's vital signs
  • Smoking status
  • Receive and display lab results
  • Generate, sort and retrieve lists of patients.
  • Electronically calculate all core clinical measures specified by CMS
  • Electronically compare two or more medication lists
  • Submission to immunization registries
  • Public health surveillance
  • Patient-specific education resources
  • Automated Meaningful Use report
  • Access control to monitor user identityPermit authorized users to access personal health information in the case of emergency
  • Automatic log-off
  • Record actions related to health information
  • Verify that health information has not been altered in transit
  • Verify that a person seeking access to electronic health information is the one claimed and has uthorization
  • Encrypt and decrypt health information


Ambulatory Criteria

  • Computerized provider order entry
  • e-Prescribing
  • Record demographics
  • Patient reminders
  • Clinical decision support rules
  • Electronic copy of patient's clinical information
  • Timely access
  • Clinical summaries
  • Receive and display a patient's summary record

See the Final Rule on Standards & Certification

HHS Standards and Certification Page

This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Practice Fusion was certified October 18, 2010, Certification ID number 10182010-9527-1, for Clinical Quality Measures: 170.302 (c), 170.302 (d) 170.302 (e), 170.302 (f)(1), 170.302 (f)(2), 170.302 (f)(3) 170.302 (o), 170.302 (p), 170.302 (q), 170.302 (r), 170.302 (s), 170.302 (t), 170.302 (u), 170.302 (v), 170.304 (b)