Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)

From Clinfowiki
Revision as of 14:32, 18 October 2019 by Erickchristensen (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) outline a set of principles, terms and conditions to facilitate the development of health information exchange network across the nation[1]. The process engages Government, private and public entities to develop a common agreement to allow healthcare stakeholders to exchange information across health information networks (HIN).

The Trusted Exchange Framework (TEF) Draft 1

The first draft of TEFCA was published by the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) in January 5, 2018[2]. It provides a framework and vision for how qualified health information networks (QHIN) and the recognized coordinating entity (RCE) function. Of note, on September 3, 2019 ONC awarded The Sequoia Project a cooperative agreement to serve as the RCE[3].

The Trusted Exchange Framework (TEF) Draft 2

Draft 2 was published in April 19, 2019[4]

the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. This

The Minimum Required Terms and Conditions (MRTCs) Draft 2

The QHIN Technical Framework (QTF) Draft 1

Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE)




Submitted by Erick Christensen