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EMR Certification – Stage 3

Validation, Foundation and Functional Categories

EMR offerings that have successfully completed Stage 2 will undergo validation activities for ALL specifications listed in the jurisdictionally relevant current Certification Release for the Foundation and Functional categories.

 Stage 3 will involve the following:

  1. Execution of validation scenarios based on the specifications listed in the current EMR Certification Release within the Foundation and Functional categories. This activity will be conducted either in-person at the OntarioMD office in Toronto or remotely via collaboration tools based on the schedule provided in Stage 2;

  2. Prior to execution of the validation process, the EMR vendor will need to ensure that their EMR offering has been loaded and configured with the set-up data as per the instructions provided by OntarioMD in Stage 2;

  3. Upon receipt of the second milestone payment of $15,000+HST1, the execution of validation activities for this stage will commence.

  4. The submission of a copy of a letter or certificate, confirming the successful completion of conformance testing with one or more commercial laboratories, if applicable to the relevant Certification Release and jurisdiction.


Evaluation Overview 

Stage 3 will be evaluated on the following items. Meeting the Mandatory Criteria listed in the table below is a pre-requisite for proceeding to the next Stage of the EMR validation process.


Mandatory Criteria

Requirement Type



The EMR offering MUST meet ALL Mandatory requirements for ALL specifications listed in the current EMR Certification Release for both Foundation and Functional categories


The EMR offering MUST pass ALL validation scenarios that are executed by the OntarioMD EMR Validation team


Letter or Certificate from commercial lab certifying the interface with the EMR offering (If applicable to the relevant jurisdiction current Certification Release)

Contact Us

Any questions related to the EMR validation process should be directed via email to the EMR Validation Administrator:


Subject line: Vendor Name | EMR Offering Name | Specific Subject

1 Stage 3 Milestone payment is non-refundable