Note: There were 2 more ONC-ATCB EHR certifying bodies announced on 12/10/10. This is the ICSA press release that I just got today.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has selected ICSA Labs to test and certify Electronic Health Records (EHRs), which are used to securely share patient information electronically between physicians, hospitals and other health care providers. As an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), ICSA Labs can begin to test EHR solutions and, through their widespread adoption, help to advance health IT.
ICSA Labs to Test Electronic Health Record Solutions
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Designates ICSA Labs an Authorized Testing and Certification Body
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. –The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has designated ICSA Labs as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB) for electronic health records (EHR), which are used to securely share patient information electronically between physicians, hospitals and other health care providers
As an ONC-ATCB certified lab, ICSA can now test and certify EHR products and solutions to ensure they meet the rigorous standards for ‘meaningful use’ mandated by the U.S. government for this class of products.
“For more than 20 years, ICSA Labs has been evaluating and certifying products and solutions,” said George Japak, managing director of ICSA Labs. “We are committed to helping companies find the most appropriate solutions. Nowhere is this more important than in the health care field, where electronic records contain sensitive and private patient information. With this authorization from ONC, we can begin to test EHR solutions, helping to advance health IT through widespread adoption.”
The ONC-ATCB authorization is the most recent recognition earned by the company. ICSA Labs is also accredited for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and certified ISO/IEC 9001:2008. Additionally, ICSA Labs is an accredited Cryptographic and Security Testing (CST) Lab by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP 200697-0).
For more information on ICSA Labs accreditations, including its recent designation as an ONC-ATCB, please visit https://www.icsalabs.com/accreditations.
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, offers third-party testing and certification of security products and network-connected devices, such as printers and faxes, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance to many of the world’s top security vendors. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.
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