Summative Usability Evaluations for Safety-enhanced Design

EHR vendors are required to conduct and report on a summative usability evaluation of their system as part of the ONC 2015 Edition Certification(s).

In a public comment on the certification process, Drummond (one of the ONC ATCB's) stated that:

"...the usability test effort is not a small undertaking for EHR vendors. In fact, it was essentially one of the most difficult criteria to complete."

The required summative assessment cannot happen overnight, and it is important that your team allow enough time for required testing to be completed and presented to the proctor during your appointment with an ONC-ATCB.

We suggest at least 3-4 weeks in your submission timeline for the preparation, conducting and reporting of a summative usability test for the ONC 2015 Edition (§170.315.g.3) Safety-enhanced Design Certification.

Please complete the form below to tell us about your testing requirements:

Your Company:
Your EHR and Usability Testing Requirements
Your ONC Authorized Testing and Certification Body
This is the date that your complete package needs to be ready. We will have the summative evaluation completed at least one week before this deadline
Please select the ONC-ATCB that you are working with.