TEFCA Interoperability Framework to Enhance Health Data Exchange, Security

The Trusted Exchange Framework and the Common Agreement (TEFCA) interoperability framework is set to streamline health data exchange for enhanced care delivery. ONC and its Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE), The Sequoia Project, Inc., announced the publication of TEFCA in January 2022. The Trusted Exchange Framework is a set of non-binding but foundational health information exchange principles, while The Common Agreement establishes the technical infrastructure and governing approach to support data exchange between healthcare organizations.

TEFCA will raise the bar for health data exchange and security, according to EHNAC CEO Lee Barrett.

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