Understand what the ONC Self-Declaration & Surveillance Updates mean for your Product

Drummond Group had an opportunity to meet with the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) to discuss the recent announcement regarding self-declaration criteria and randomized surveillance. This webinar explains how this impacts the 2015 Edition Health IT testing and certification program, as well as randomized surveillance for 2017 and future years.

This presentation covers:

  • The updated testing method for 30 out of 55 ONC criteria
  • What criteria are reported through self-declaration
  • How Drummond Group will help your developers Get IT Right
  • Relaxes ONC enforcement of annual randomized surveillance activities

For reference the updated criteria are listed on the ONC Test Procedures page. For questions or clarifications please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2015 edition criteria, Deadlines, and Surveillance Requirements

Drummond Group has tested hundreds of Health IT products over the years and with that expertise we want to give our insight into what to expect for the 2015 edition certification. We’ll review our PreTest Support program to get testing early to meet deadlines. And we’ll also demonstrate our Surveillance Manager Tool and show how it’s helping our clients stay compliant.

UPDATE: See above regarding ONC announcement on September 21, 2017 for self-declaration criteria and randomized surveillance requirements

This webinar covers:

  • Important Deadlines to know
  • The difficulty of the new 2015 Edition criteria
  • When you should be certified to the 2015 Edition
  • Pre-Test Support Program
  • How to stay compliant with Drummond Group’s Surveillance Manager Tool

ONC Certification for HISP Developers presented by Drummond Group 

Drummond Group hosted an educational webinar for Direct Trust Members and the Direct Exchange community on the ONC certification requirements for HISP developers. The first certified HISP completed certification with Drummond Group and will give their insight into the testing process as well as how this has helped their customers.

This webinar covers:

  • Clarify the testing requirements and the certification process
  • Examine the most common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Help you understand the advantages of certification and how to complete the certification in a timely manner
  • Drummond Group’s certification exclusively for HISP developers
  • Inform you on how to get started
  • Commentary from a Drummond Group certified Direct Trust member on their testing experience, advantages of meeting the requirements for HISP developers, and how Drummond Group facilities their journey towards certification


Drummond Group Approved for 2015 Edition Testing & Certification

Drummond has earned accreditation from NVLAP and ANSI and is one of only three companies accredited to both test and certify Health IT. Accreditation is a rigorous process, and Drummond Group is proud to have achieved this significant milestone.

Register today and take advantage of exclusive Drummond benefits.

  • Get access to the 2015 Edition Proctor Sheets
  • Be assigned to a test proctor for technical expertise

Not sure what to test?

  • Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive our 2015 Edition Decision Guide which gives clients a framework in choosing criteria that will best meet their business goals with Stage 3 Meaningful Use.
  • Schedule a free, 1-hour exploratory conference call with an experienced proctor 
  • Visit our 2015 Edition FAQs page

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For additional information released by CMS and ONC, please reference the following materials:

ONC 2015 Edition Final Rule Presentation: https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/onc_2015_edition_final_rule_presentation_10-9-15.pptx

ONC Fact Sheet – The 2015 Edition: https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/factsheet_draft_2015-10-06.pdf

CMS Fact Sheet - Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and Health IT Certification Program Final Rule: http://cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2015-Fact-sheets-items/2015-10-06.html

CMS Fact Sheet – EHR Incentive Programs in 2015 and Beyond: http://cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2015-Fact-sheets-items/2015-10-06-2.html


EHR/Health Care

Drummond Group brings our years of experience into play to provide effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology developers - both vendors and hospitals that create their own systems.

Accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator Health IT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group works closely with EHR developers to test and certify solutions that providers can use to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

We leverage our testing and certification knowledge and experience to ensure our tests verify that systems are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move clinical care forward. We are approved to test AND certify any EHR product, ambulatory or inpatient, under the government's program.

Drummond Group tested and certified our first EHR solutions in September 2010 - and we've tested hundreds of EHRs since then. As a matter of fact, more than 1,000 of the products that we tested have received the federal government's stamp of approval and are on the Office of the National Coordinator's Certified Health IT Product List.

Our EHR program is just one of our healthcare certification initiatives. We also certify EPCS and CSOS – making us the only third-party organization to act as a certifier for all three of these healthcare initiatives. You’re in good company when you choose Drummond Group as the ACB to certify your next EHR software.



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