EHR Reporting Program

The 21st Century Cures Act, or Cures Act, directed the US Department of Health and Human Services to establish a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) contracted with the Urban Institute, and its subcontractor, HealthTech Solutions, to develop the program. The EHR Reporting Program will provide publicly available, comparative information on certified health IT based on input from developers and voluntary input from end users. 

Questions on the EHR Reporting Program can be sent to

Voluntary User-Reported Criteria

Voluntary user-reported criteria are available here. These criteria were posted October 13, 2020, and informed by public feedback.

The criteria are available for adoption and use by the stakeholder community, including market and academic research entities, to improve transparency and quality in the health IT marketplace and better understand the interoperability, usability, and security of certified health IT.

Draft voluntary user-reported criteria were posted for a 60-day public feedback period June 9 through August 10, 2020.

  • The 31 public comments received are available here.
  • The request for public feedback can be viewed here.

Developer-Reported Criteria

Developer-reported criteria are being developed and will be posted for public feedback at a later date.  Please check this page for updates. 

Stakeholder Engagement, August 2018–October 2019

Development of the EHR Reporting Program is informed by a robust stakeholder engagement process, including a request for information by the ONC, public forums, listening sessions, and discussions with experts and key stakeholders, including health IT end users and developers.

  • This report summarizes stakeholder input on the EHR Reporting Program between August 2018 and October 2019.

Stakeholder engagement will continue into 2021 to inform developer-reported criteria.