ONC 2015 Edition Certification: National Health Care Surveys (NHCS) Release 1.0, DSTU Validation


The purpose of this site is to facilitate testing of National Health Care Surveys CDA XML documents conformant to HL7 Implementation Guide for CDA® Release 2: National Health Care Surveys (NHCS), Release 1 - US Realm HL7 Draft Standard for Trial Use (DSTU), December 2014 for certification and other purposes.

Release 1.0 of the National Health Care Surveys IG was identified in the Modified Stage 2 and Stage 3 Final Rule and 2015 Edition Final Rule as the format and standard to be used by EHRs and HIT modules to fulfill certification criteria § 170.315(f)(7) Transmission to Public Health Agencies - health care surveys. It is important to note that ONC issued a revised Certification Companion Guide (CCG) on May, 2017 that “Clarified that ONC will permit and provide testing and certification for conformance to NHCS IG Release 1.2 to meet this criterion; and will not require the retesting and certification of health IT previously certified to NHCS Release 1.0.” (See 2015Ed_CCG_f7-Trans-PHA-health-care-surveys.pdf). The NHCS IG Release 1.2 Validation Tool is located here: https://cda-validation.nist.gov/cda-validation/muNHCS12.html.

It is also important to note, that the National Health Care Surveys (NHCS) strongly prefers developers and implementers to use NHCS IG Release 1.2 to fulfill certification criteria § 170.315(f)(7). (See http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_id=385) For more information on the National Health Care Surveys see https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/dhcs/meaningful_use.htm


On-line Version (V 1.1.3)

Step 1. Upload your National Health Care Surveys XML document for validation:
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