EHR Certification Criteria
In order to participate in Certified EHR Reporting to the Texas Cancer Registry (TCR), physicians must use Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) that is certified for cancer reporting criteria. The specific certification criteria required for cancer reporting differs according to the Certification Edition (2014 or 2015) an EHR is certified. The table below lists the certification criteria required for cancer reporting according to Certification Edition.
Certification Criteria for Cancer Reporting
|2014 Certification Edition||2015 Certification Edition|
| 170.314 (f)(5): Cancer Case Information
170.314 (f)(6): Transmission to Cancer Registries
|170.315 (f)(4): Transmission to Cancer Registries|
Please see the instructions below for determining if your EHR meets these criteria. The link below will redirect you to the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) website, which provides a comprehensive and authoritative listing of all certified Health Information Technology which has been successfully tested and certified by the ONC Health IT Certification program. If your EHR is not listed as being certified for cancer reporting criteria, please contact your EHR vendor for further information.
Verify your EHR's certification criteria:
1. Go to the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) website: https://chpl.healthit.gov/
2. Enter the developer, product, or CHPL ID into the search bar and click the search icon (magnifying glass).
3. Find your specific version of EHR in the list of search results and click the "Details" button on the right.
4. On the details page, check the box "See all Certification Criteria/Clinical Quality Measures" above "Certification Criteria" bar.
5. Under the "Certification Criteria" bar, scroll down to the certification criteria required for cancer reporting, which differ depending under which Certification Edition (2014 or 2015) your EHR is certified. If there are check marks next to the cancer reporting certification criteria, then your EHR is certified; if there are no check marks next to the cancer reporting certification criteria, then your EHR is not certified. See examples below:
2014 Certification Edition—
2015 Certification Edition—
If you have additional questions or need more help using the CHPL, please see the CHPL Public User Guide.