Real world testing (RWT) is a condition of certification and requires all health IT developers with product(s) certified to 170.315(b.1-10), (c.1-3) (e.1), (f.1-7), (g.7-10) and (h.1-2) to successfully test the real-world use of the interoperability technology in the type of setting in which such technology would be marketed. Developers will be required to submit RWT test plans to their ONC-ACB for any applicable product certified to the criteria noted above by Aug. 31 of the year in which the test plan is required (first test plan due to Drummond on Nov. 15, 2021). Testing is expected to be conducted in 2022 and the first set of real-world test results will be due prior to March 15, 2023.
RWT test plans will be due annually by Nov. 15. RWT results also will be due annually beginning March 15, 2023.
The ONC is expected to release additional guidance for developers in 2021. As Drummond obtains more information, we will notify clients via our Drummond Customer Portal and other resources, including blogs and webinars.
Drummond also will be offering a new service line to assist developers with planning and executing real-world testing. Final details will be communicated to clients in a timely manner. For additional information about this optional service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.