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ONC Approves Six Qualified Health Information Networks to Implement Exchange Framework

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced the approval of the first six qualified health information networks (QHINs) to implement the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).  

TEFCA is a common set of voluntary principles and rules for health information exchange between networks and providers as required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.  

The six QHINs — Commonwell Health Alliance, eHealth Exchange, Epic TEFCA Interoperability Services, Health Gorilla, Kno2, and KONZA — committed to begin exchanging data nationwide by year’s end.