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 Sort descending Organization Organization Type Submission
Claudia Williams Manifest MedEx Other Submission File
Craig Newman Altarum Other Submission File
Cynthia Fisher PatientRightsAdvocate.org Patient Advocates Submission File
Cynthia Morton NASL Other Submission File
David Johnson 4sight Health Other Submission File
David Lee CARIN Alliance Other Submission File
Deanne Kasim Change Healthcare Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Deven McGraw Ciitizen Corporation Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Ed Cantwell Center for Medical Interoperability Other Submission File
Eli Briggs National Association of County and City Health Officials Health Professional Societies Submission File
Elizabeth Rogers Gundersen Health System Providers of Health Services Submission File
Faxriddin Tilloev OZOD FUQARO Patient Advocates Submission File
Fred Trotter CareSet Systems Other Submission File
Gary Dickinson CentriHealth/UnitedHealth Group Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Gay Dolin Intelligent Medical Objects Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Grace Koh Verato Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Greg Carey athenahealth Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Greg Fulton Philips Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Halley Simpson OCHIN, Inc Other Submission File
Hans Buitendijk Cerner Corporation Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Jamie Ferguson Kaiser Permanente Other Submission File
Jamie Ferguson Kaiser Permanente Other Submission File
Jay Butterbrodt Imprivata Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Jeff Coughlin HIMSS Other Submission File
Jeffery Smith AMIA Health Professional Societies Submission File
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