Healthcare IT News January 24, 2022
Kat Jercich

Former National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Don Rucker discusses what’s next for interoperability and why he sees TEFCA as a “solid first step.”

This past week, the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced that the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement is now live.  

The announcement marks a major step forward toward nationwide interoperability, aimed at simplifying inter-organizational connectivity and ultimately giving individuals access to their healthcare information.  

TEFCA has been in progress over multiple administrations following the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in 2016 – and few have a better sense of its ins and outs than Dr. Donald Rucker, who served as national coordinator for health IT from 2017...

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