Acheiving the interoperability goals of TEFCA is our natural next step
Operating A National QHIN [In Process]
To best serve our clients and partners, MedAllies has applied to become a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) under the Trusted Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). MedAllies is closely following the work of the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and implementing anticipated information technology and policies to be in position to become a QHIN. This means MedAllies expects a seamless addition of QHIN services under TEFCA for its clients and partners that choose to opt-in when it becomes available.
In the interim, MedAllies clients and partners are already leveraging the advantages of access via nationwide, secure health information networks.
As a MedAllies QHIN participant, organizations would be able to leverage:
- High-capacity networks to exchange transactions
- Platform that supports a broad range of standards, including FHIR, HL7, C-CDA, and IHE Profiles
- Embedded Record Locater Service (RLS) enables searching the entire nationwide network in real time to gather comprehensive patient data — not just in a limited geofenced location
- Streamlined onboarding and live technical support
- Comprehensive security program, ensuring the security of the MedAllies Platform, participants, and data exchanged
- Industry-leading governance program to ensure the highest level of compliance with industry regulations
What are the Benefits of Data Exchange Through a Designated QHIN?
- Expanded purposes for exchange of information
- Fewer barriers to connection and greater access to information
- Access to a broader range of provider types, health care, and other healthcare related constituent organizations
- Reduce independent connections and the intricacies of data exchanges
MedAllies QHIN Tracker
Where we are in the process:
What are the proposed exchange purposes for the Common Agreement?
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QHIN What is TEFCA?
Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) outlines a common set of principles, terms, and conditions to support the development of a Common Agreement that would help establish a floor for universal interoperability and a federally endorsed on-ramp for nationwide exchange of electronic health information (EHI) across disparate health information networks (HIN).
The Sequoia Project, a non-profit 501c3, was selected in 2019 to be the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the TEFCA in collaboration with ONC.