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Demystifying TEFCA: Ins and Outs of the Exchange Framework

2:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) seeks to achieve a system where individuals are at the center of their care and where providers have the ability to securely access and use health information from different sources--a system where an individual’s health information is not limited to what is stored in electronic health records (EHRs), but includes information from many different sources (including technologies that individuals use every day) and provides a longitudinal picture of their health. This session describes the ins and outs of ONC's TEFCA - the new interconnection of qualified health information networks (QHINs), to advance the establishment of an interoperable health system that: a. empowers individuals to use their electronic health information to the fullest extent, b. enables providers and communities to deliver smarter, safer and more efficient care and c. promotes innovation at all levels.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the key elements of TEFCA--the ONC's Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. This includes Part "A" requirements for Trusted Exchange and Part "B" the Common Agreement
  • Discuss and define the roles and requirements for key participants in TEFCA, including the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE), qualified health information networks (QHINs), participants (provider organizations) and end-users
  • Explain requirements for standards and common capabilities (e.g. for interoperability, data queries, security, identity proofing and access control) for TEFCA participants
  • Explain major components of the "common agreement," or rules of the road, required of those organizations who intend to participate in TEFCA


Security Risk Solutions, Inc.


Government or Public Policy Professional
Information Management Professional