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|
|Linda VanHorn||iShare Medical||Other||Submission File|
|Manuel González||Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization||Other||Submission File|
|Mari Savickis||CHIME & AEHIT||Health Professional Societies||Submission File|
|Mariann Yeager||The Sequoia Project||Other||Submission File|
|Mark Savage||University of California, San Francisco's Center for Digital Health Innovation||Providers of Health Services||Submission File|
|Martin Lupinetti||HealthShare Exchange||Health Care Suppliers of Services||Submission File|
|Mary Beth Kurilo||American Immunization Registry Association||Public Health Entities||Submission File|
|Mary Griskewicz||Cigna||Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies||Submission File|
|Matt Reid||American Medical Association||Health Professional Societies||Submission File|
|MERLE BUSHKIN||MEDKAZ®, by HEALTH RECORD CORPORATION||Health Information Technology Developers||Submission File|
|Meryl Bloomrosen||Premier||Providers of Health Services||Submission File|
|Michael Ellsworth||Washington State Department of Health||Public Health Entities||Submission File|
|Michael Fraser||Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)||Public Health Entities||Submission File|
|Michael Gagnon||HealtHIE Nevada||Providers of Health Services||Submission File|
|Michael Mabry||RadNet||Providers of Health Services||Submission File|
|Michael Prevoznik||Quest Diagnostics||Providers of Health Services||Submission File|
|Michael Saito||Epic||Health Information Technology Developers||Submission File|
|Natalie Williams||American Academy of Pediatrics||Health Professional Societies||Submission File|
|Nick Bonvino||Greater Houston Healthconnect||Public Health Entities||Submission File|
|Noam Arzt||HLN Consulting, LLC||Health Information Technology Developers||Submission File|
|Patti Barnett||Centene Corporation||Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies||Submission File|
|Paul Uhrig||Surescripts LLC||Other||Submission File|
|Ragnhildur Ingibjargardottir Bjarnadottir||Alliance for Nursing Informatics||Health Professional Societies||Submission File|
|Randy Schubring||Mayo Clinic||Providers of Health Services||Submission File|
|Richard Gibson||Health Record Banking Alliance||Other||Submission File|