TEFCA Comments Summary

Public Comments on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Draft 2

ONC received more than 100 comments on the Trusted Exchange Framework (TEF) Draft 2 during the public commenting period.

Draft 2 of the 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 enable nationwide exchange of electronic health information (EHI) across disparate health information networks (HINs).

Comments were submitted by a wide range of stakeholders including: health information networks/exchanges, health professional societies, providers of health services, health information technology developers, hospitals, public health entities, health care payers, health care quality organizations, state entities, health care suppliers of services, and patient advocates.

ONC will be updating the Trusted Exchange Framework, the Minimum Required Terms and Conditions, and the QHIN Technical Framework based on comments received by the deadline. There will be additional opportunities in the future for public input into the creation of the Common Agreement.

ONC thanks all of the organizations that submitted comments and looks forward to continued engagement on this work.

For those wishing to review comments submitted, please reference the table.

Name Organization Sort descending Organization Type Submission
David Johnson 4sight Health Other Submission File
Ragnhildur Ingibjargardottir Bjarnadottir Alliance for Nursing Informatics Health Professional Societies Submission File
Ceci Connolly Alliance of Community Health Plans Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Leigh Burchell Allscripts Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Craig Newman Altarum Other Submission File
Chinwe Nwosu America's Health Insurance Plans Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Steven Waldren American Academy of Family Physicians Health Professional Societies Submission File
Jessica Peterson American Academy of Ophthalmology Health Professional Societies Submission File
Natalie Williams American Academy of Pediatrics Health Professional Societies Submission File
Joan Kegerize American Clinical Laboratory Association Health Professional Societies Submission File
Katye Magee American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Health Professional Societies Submission File
Katye Magee American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Health Professional Societies Submission File
Josh Serchen American College of Physicians Health Professional Societies Submission File
Roxanne Yaghoubi American Dental Association Health Professional Societies Submission File
Lauren Riplinger American Health Information Management Association Health Professional Societies Submission File
Ashley Thompson American Hospital Associaition Other Submission File
Ashley Thompson American Hospital Association Other Submission File
Mary Beth Kurilo American Immunization Registry Association Public Health Entities Submission File
Matt Reid American Medical Association Health Professional Societies Submission File
Kara Gainer American Physical Therapy Association Health Professional Societies Submission File
Andrea Gelzer AmeriHealth Caritas Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Jeffery Smith AMIA Health Professional Societies Submission File
Blackford Middleton Apervita, Inc. Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Vanessa Holley Association of Public Health Laboratories Public Health Entities Submission File
Michael Fraser Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Public Health Entities Submission File
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