ONC Health Data Exchange Framework Enjoyed Support From Industry
The American Hospital Association (AHA), DirectTrust, and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) have voiced support for ONC’s efforts to improve health data exchange via the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).
After more than six months of development that included several stakeholder meetings, webinars, and comment periods, ONC released the first draft of TEFCA last Friday. The proposed framework is intended to streamline patient health data access and improve interoperability per provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act.
The framework draft is open for public comment until February 18. Already, AHA has expressed its support of ONC’s interest in cultivating a network-of-networks approach to health data exchange.
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