EHNAC’s Executive Director Offers Comment on ONC Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), issued draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework as well as a public comment period through June 17, 2019. Lee Barrett, CEO and executive director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), and a member of both the Executive Steering Committee for the ONC’s Payer + FAST FHIR Task Force and the HHS Cybersecurity Task Force (405d), and convener of the National Trust Network Data Sharing and Cybersecurity Task Group, shared his perspectives on the Trusted Exchange Framework’s second draft and its implications on healthcare:

“EHNAC commends ONC for streamlining this document and providing the companion document entitled “TEFCA2 Draft User Guide” containing user-friendly charts, basic explanations and multiple practical data exchange examples. The form and content of this User Guide distills the complexity of interoperability into a form and process which is easily understandable.

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