Update on TEFCA: Understanding the National framework for trusted data exchange

Date: 06/05/2019
Event Type: AEHIS LIVE , Archived
Session Speaker(s):

Zoe Barber, Senior Policy Advisor with the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)      



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Event Information

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is hosting a webinar for CHIME to discuss the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft 2.

The framework outlines a common set of principles and terms and conditions to support to enable nationwide exchange of electronic health information (EHI) across disparate health information networks (HINs). The TEFCA is designed to scale EHI exchange nationwide and help ensure stakeholders have secure access to their electronic health information when and where it is needed.

Don’t know what TEFCA is?  You need to. Congress required ONC to develop a voluntary framework for data exchange – a network of networks.  While voluntary now, participation could be mandated in the future.

Here are ONC fact sheets for providers, patients and developers among other stakeholders.