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Certified Health IT Developer Transparency and Disclosure Data

The 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications or the 2015 Certification Rule contains new requirements for certified health IT developers. Developers must attest that it will or will not take additional, voluntary steps to proactively provide information to all current and prospective customers as well as to any other persons who request such information; developers must also provide mandatory disclosures of known limitations and additional costs of their certified health IT. This dataset contains the transparency attestations and mandatory disclosure(s) for all developers with health IT products certified by HHS.

Data Source: ONC Certified Health IT Product List

Data Range: July, 2017

Last Updated: 07/05/2017

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Methods and Notes: This dataset is created from an analysis of ONC's Open Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL). It is a historical dataset only. It was last updated July 05, 2017. Current data can be found here: https://chpl.healthit.gov/#/collections/transparencyAttestations. The CHPL contains all data collected by ONC and its contractors through the Certification Program, including developers' transparency attestations and mandatory product disclosures. Specifically, the dataset was created using the downloadable CHPL file, using replicable programs to parse and analyze the CHPL file. In addition, the current version of the CHPL does contain some duplicated developer names, e.g. a developer name may contain additional characters than another version of that developer's name. This dataset contains all de-duplicated developer names, i.e. each developer only appears once.

Documentation:
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Data FieldData DescriptionAdditional Information
vendorCertified Health IT Developer // Name of company or business that has a health IT product certified by HHS.All certified health IT developers can be found through ONC's Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL). The developers in this dataset are only those who have products certified under the 2014 and 2015 Certification rule. Developers that only certified products under the 2011 Certification rule are excluded because the transparency and disclosure requrements are only required for 2014 and 2015 certified health IT products.
attestationTransparency Attestation // Developer attestation that it will take additional, voluntary steps to proactively provide information to all current and prospective customers as well as to any other persons who request such information. There are four possible response types in this field. (1) Affirmative: the developer supports; (2) Negative: the developer declines to support; (3) N/A: the developer is exempt from making an attestation because it self-develops certified health IT products that only that entity uses; (4) Blank response: the developer has not submitted an attestation.
disclosure_urlMandatory Disclosure // A hyperlink to a page on the developer's official website that provides in plain language any limitations and/or additional costs associated with the implementation and/or use of the developer's certified health IT.In some cases, a developer may provide disclosures for multiple unique products through unique web pages on its official website. This field may contain for any unique developer multiple unique URLs. These URLs are separated by a semi-colon. You can use this character to split this field by each unique URL.

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