Podcast

Summary

Get to know the newly released Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA): what it is, what it does, and how it might impact nationwide interoperability.

Today’s panel includes: Paul Wilder, Executive Director, CommonWell Alliance; Genevieve Morris, Senior Director, Clinical Interoperability Strategy, Change Healthcare; and Robert Connely, Vice President, Business Development Provider Network, Change Healthcare. 

Here’s what they chatted about:

  • What is the current state of healthcare network communication and what challenges lie ahead?   
  • What is TEFCA and how will it affect the future of interoperability?
  • Which questions surrounding TEFCA still need to be answered?
  • What are CommonWell Health Alliance’s plans around TEFCA?
  • What are the pros and cons of TEFCA’s structure and being a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN)?
  • How can vendors help support QHINs?

Episode Resources

  1. Paul Wilder LinkedIn
  2. Genevieve Morris LinkedIn
  3. Robert Connely LinkedIn
  4. Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)
  5. CommonWell Health Alliance Submits Comments to ONC [PDF]
  6. Change Healthcare Introduces Market Insights: Providing Visibility into Trends Driving the U.S. Healthcare System

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Key takeaways

  • While there’s still much to be decided, ONC’s rollout of TEFCA should be applauded.
  • Because many questions remain unanswered, we’ll need to continually monitor TEFCA as it evolves.
  • TEFCA’s progress will largely hinge on establishing trust between those requesting and sharing data. 

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