Designated TEFCA QHINs Announced

Today the ONC and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra recognized the first set of applicant organizations that are approved for onboarding as QHINs under TEFCA. Sec. Becerra and other key federal leaders gave remarks and showcased the organizations who have voluntarily stepped forward to meet the demanding TEFCA eligibility requirements, terms, and conditions of TEFCA participation, and 12-month go-live timeline.

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ONC Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE)

The Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the Common Agreement component of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The Common Agreement is the baseline technical and legal requirements for health information networks to share electronic health information and is part of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).

In addition they will collaborate with ONC to designate and monitor Qualified Health Information Networks (QHIN), modify and update an accompanying QHIN Technical Framework, engage with stakeholders through virtual public listening sessions, adjudicate noncompliance with the Common Agreement, and propose sustainability strategies to support TEFCA beyond the cooperative agreement’s period of performance.

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