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EMR Certification – Stage 4

Validation, EHR Connectivity and Tools Category

EMR offerings that have successfully completed Stage 3 will undergo validation activities for ALL integrations and specifications listed in the jurisdictionally relevant current EMR Certification Release for the EHR Connectivity and Tools category.

Stage 4 will involve the following:

1.     Submission of conformance certificates by the respective conformance testing organization that the EMR offering has successfully passed the EHR interface conformance testing will be required prior to the execution of Stage 4 validation activities;

2.     Execution of validation scenarios based on the specifications listed in current EMR Certification Release within the EHR Connectivity and Tools category; This activity can be conducted either on-site or remotely via collaboration tools1;

3.     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;

4.     Upon receipt of the remaining outstanding (third milestone) payment, the execution of validation activities for Stage 4 will commence.

Evaluation Overview

Stage 4 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.

Requirement Type



The EMR offering MUST meet ALL Mandatory requirements for ALL specifications listed in the current EMR Certification Release for the EHR Connectivity and Tools category


Letter of Conformance/acknowledgement by the respective conformance testing organization for each EHR Product Specification.


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

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 OntarioMD will leverage MS Teams for collaboration, which includes collaboration tools such as voice, video, and application sharing

2 Stage 4 Milestone payment is non-refundable