The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has designated ICSA Labs as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) for the certification of Complete EHRs and EHR Modules that have been successfully tested and deemed capable of supporting eligible providers and hospitals as they seek to become Meaningful Users and qualify for EHR Adoption incentives. The scope of this authorization is for the certification of Complete EHRs and EHR Modules that have been successfully tested using ONC-approved test methodologies. In addition to being authorized by ONC, ICSA Labs met the requirements necessary to attain accreditation as a Health IT Testing Lab by NIST's National Voluntary Lab Accreditation Program and accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC Health IT Certification program. To that end, ICSA Labs will continue to provide both testing and certification services to support the ONC-approved Meaningful Use criteria and the EHR incentive programs.
ICSA Labs is the first commercial lab to attain ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for information security testing, against a scope that is comprised of our own criteria and standards. Laboratories use ISO/IEC 17025 to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results and provide assurance to customers that test data are accurate and reliable.
As the primary standard used to evaluate testing and calibration laboratories, ISO/IEC 17025 assesses a lab’s management and technical capabilities, including the operational effectiveness of its quality-management system and its policies, objectives and processes. The standard also evaluates staff competence and testing methodologies.
Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is a process, not an end in itself. Implementing ISO/IEC 17025 challenges a laboratory's system to continuously improve quality and the technical competency of its labs and personnel.
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ICSA Labs has achieved International Organizations for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 registration for quality management practices. The certification excludes the Cryptographic and Security Testing Lab which is accredited individually by NVLAP (see NVLAP section below) as well as ICSA Labs' ONC Accredited Test Lab (ATL) health information technology testing (see ONC-ACB section above) . This achievement illustrates ICSA Labs’ commitment to exceeding customer expectations through continuously improving our processes and services. Organizations that achieve this recognition have demonstrated an ability to consistently meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements, and have enhanced customer satisfaction through processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements.
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ICSA Labs is an accredited Cryptographic and Security Testing (CST) Lab which works with security product vendors to help them understand and meet requirements mandated by the U.S. and Canadian governments in order to participate in sales to their government markets. The CST Lab is accredited by the National Voluntary Accreditation Program (NVLAP) to do testing for the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) in the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP) and the Security Content Automation protocol (SCAP) testing program.