Session ID: 
INT1

Progress toward a national Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)

8:45am - 9:45am Monday, March 9
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W230A
Additional Registration
Extra Fee

Description

In 2018, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced a vision for a single on-ramp for nationwide connectivity for heath information exchange. In 2019, ONC awarded The Sequoia Project a cooperative agreement to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) to help achieve that vision of a 'network of networks.' The RCE is responsible for developing, updating, implementing, and maintaining the Common Agreement component of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The Common Agreement will create 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). The speakers will review the current scope and requirements of the TEFCA and the progress made by the RCE in collaboration with ONC, to include the Common Agreement and the Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) Technical Framework. Opportunities for stakeholder and community input will be presented.
This session is part of a special program called Interoperability and HIE Symposium. Extra fees and separate registration is required.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the scope of TEFCA based on the current rules published by the ONC
  • Outline the anticipated timeline for the finalization of the Common Agreement and implementation of the TEFCA
  • Share opportunities for input into the development and finalization of the Common Agreement and the implementation of the Trusted Exchange Framework

Speaker(s)

Chief Executive Officer,
The Sequoia Project
Clinical Informatics Director,
Sutter Health

Audience

Clinical Informaticists
Data Scientist
Government or Public Policy Professional

Level

Intermediate