C3HIE, one of the first HIEs in the nation to participate in TEFCA through the eHEalth Exchange’s QHIN
“eHealth Exchange and C3HIE networks have collaborated for many years,” said Phil Beckett, PhD and CEO of C3HIE. “Joining eHealth Exchange’s anticipated QHIN aligns with C3HIE’s mission to provide our communities with the ability to efficiently and securely send and receive complete clinical information.”
TEFCA comprises four essential elements:
TEFCA does NOT function as:
- A network
- A technical standards body
- A technology
- A platform
- A data service
- Legally mandated – participation is voluntary.
The Four Elements of TEFCA:
1. The Trusted Exchange Framework
The Framework for Trusted Exchange The component known as the Framework for Trusted Exchange (TEF) consists of seven trust principles that are not legally binding but serve as guiding principles:
2. The Common Agreement
The Common Agreement is a 64-page, legally binding contract established between the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) and approved Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs). QHINs are obligated to extend numerous provisions of the Common Agreement to their Participants and sub-participants, including adherence to applicable laws and relevant RCE SOPs. Due to these flow-down requirements, the Common Agreement effectively mandates that all individuals and entities participating in the TEFCA ecosystem comply with the same established guidelines when involved in data exchange through a TEFCA-enabled network.
3. The Technical Framework for Qualified Health Information Networks
4. Standard Operating Procedures
C3HIE and TEFCA
What is the Value of a QHIN?
Why are we joining the eHEX QHIN?
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