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ONC Issues Draft HIT Trusted Exchange Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued the draft for its health information technology (HIT) Trusted Exchange Framework -- the document intended to guide health information networks to safely and interoperably exchange health information with each other.  You can read the complete ONC announcement and summary of the draft HIT Trusted Exchange Framework, and access the Framework and related resources, below.

Draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)

Today, ONC released the Draft Trusted Exchange Frameworkfor public comment. The 21st Century Cures Act requires ONC to develop or support a trusted exchange framework, including a common agreement among health information networks nationally. The Draft Trusted Exchange Framework focuses on policies, procedures, and technical standards that build from existing health information network capabilities and enables them to work together to provide a single “on-ramp” to patient information regardless of what health IT developer they use, health information exchange or network they contract with, or how far across the country the patients’ records are located.

Comments for the draft Trusted Exchange Framework need to be submitted to before 11:59 pm ET on February 18, 2018.

Read the latest Health IT Buzz blog post: Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement:A common sense approach to achieving health information interoperability.

Read a press release about the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework.