Data Security Cited in ONC Health Data Exchange Framework Praise

ONC’s Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft has so far been met with industry support, with organizations lauding ONC in working to strengthen trust and support for nationwide interoperability while also considering data security.

Health data privacy and security needs are a key stakeholder considerations, with entities noting the need for addressing cybersecurity and authentication issues in particular.

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) Executive Director Lee Barrett explained that federal support of healthcare’s current initiatives is critical. These initiatives are “in place to develop and enhance trust agreements and common exchange networks,” Barret stated.

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