Healthcare DIVE July 14, 2021
Rebecca Pifer

Dive Brief:

  • The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, the federal government’s nationwide on-ramp to interoperability, will go live in early 2022, the Biden administration said Tuesday.
  • TEFCA, a provision of the 21st Century Cures Act, is meant to advance the secure exchange of electronic health information and other data among health information networks, and has been in a holding pattern since the Trump administration released a first draft three years ago.
  • Over the remainder of this year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT plans to take in additional public feedback and use that to finalize the first iteration of the Common Agreement, a contract creating basic legal and technical requirements for fostering network-to-network connectivity, and...

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Topics: Cures Act, EMR / EHR, Govt Agencies, Health IT, HIE (Interoperability), ONC, Provider, Technology
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