Seehttp://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=1269&parentname=CommunityPage&parentid=2&mode=2&in_hi_userid=10741&cached=true Certification will be based on the ability of components to meet meaningful use criteria. ONC will set the criteria, and a number of agencies will certify. In the meantime, products currently certified by CCHIT will be considered certified. But new software will have to meet the new criteria. It appears from reading the documentation, Synapse will meet most of the new meaningful use criterial.