Certification of medical records is always an ongoing process as more information and integration takes place so goes the certification efforts to ensure that all areas are functioning properly.  Beginning on November 6th, developers can submit the request to participate.

Applications close on November 19th, 2012 and additional information is available by emailing michelle.knighton@icsalabs.com at ICSA Labs.  She is the testing manager.  Additional information is also listed at the website.  It appears that testing is scheduled to begin in January of 2013.  General information about is also available at


ISCA was one of the first to receive Stage 2 certification from the Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). ICSA testing is available for both complete and modular EHR systems.  Below are additional labs that have also been accredited as of November 5, 2012.

InfoGard Laboratories, Inc., San Luis Obispo, CA [100432-

SLI Global Solutions, Inc., Denver, CO [200733-

Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, Chicago, IL [200980-

Drummond Group EHR Test Lab, Austin, TX [200979- 0]

ICSA Labs is an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) that is accredited to both test and certify Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology for the Office of the National Coordinator’s Certified EHR imageTechnology Program. ICSA Labs is authorized to certify Complete and Modular EHR technology in both the ambulatory and inpatient domains.

“The pilot tests are designed to evaluate the testing time, logistics and appropriate test methodologies of each criterion, and will allow participants the opportunity to preview new testing methodologies and test tools and provide critical feedback to help both ICSA Labs and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) drive improvement into the new test procedures required for Stage 2 meaningful use certification of their EHR technology.”