Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force

Overarching Charge:

The Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force will develop and advance recommendations on Parts A and B of the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework to inform development of the final Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

Detailed Charge:

Make specific recommendations on the language included in the Minimum Required Terms and Conditions in Part B, including—

  • Recognized Coordinating Entity: Are there particular eligibility requirements for the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) that ONC should consider when developing the Cooperative Agreement?
  • Definition and Requirements of Qualified HINs: Recommendations for further clarifying the eligibility requirements for Qualified HINs outlined in Part B.
  • Permitted Uses and Disclosures: Feedback on enhancing or clarifying the six (6) permitted purposes and three (3) use cases identified in Part B.
  • Privacy/ Security: Are there standards or technical requirements that ONC should specify for identity proofing and authentication, particularly of individuals?

Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force Meetings

Member List




HLN Consulting, LLC
Patient Rights Advocate
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
IBM Watson Health
Indiana Health Information Exchange
Baptist Health
Norton Healthcare
Savage & Savage LLC
Envision Genomics
Elevance Health

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