On November 2, 2009, the Texas-based Drummond Group Inc. announced in a Press Release that it will submit to become a certifying body upon the release of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) requirements for certifying bodies for Electronic Health Records (EHR).  ONC is currently working on the scope and definition of "meaningful use" for EHR, expected to be finalized in early 2010. Along with these new policies on meaningful use of EHRs, ONC announced plans to expand the number of EHR certification agencies to support the new initiative. 

Currently, the only approved EHR certification agency, since 2004, is the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT).