The National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) announces the release of NIST Handbook 150-31, Healthcare Information Technology Testing. This handbook supports the program-specific requirements for accreditation of the laboratories performing functional and conformance testing of electronic health record products to nationally recognized meaningful use requirements for healthcare IT products. A copy of the handbook can be downloaded at http:/nist.gov/nvlap/upload/NIST-HB-150-31-2011.pdf.
NVLAP is also releasing the program-specific application form associated with the Healthcare Information Technology Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program (HIT LAP). However, please note that acceptance of applications for this program is not currently open. Acceptance of applications for the HIT LAP is scheduled to begin January 1, 2012.
Additional information and future updates regarding the NVLAP HIT LAP can be found at http:/www.nist.gov/nvlap/hit-lap.cfm. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Dana Leaman, NVLAP HIT LAP Program Manager,at 301-975-4679 or via e-mail at dana.leaman [at] nist.gov.