Some two dozen leading health systems – Cedar-Sinai, Johns Hopkins, Kaiser Permanente, NYU Langone and others – have pledged to take part in the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, joining the nationwide interoperability effort through Epic’s planned participation as a Qualified Health Information Network.
We spoke recently with Matt Doyle, interoperability software development lead at Epic, about the EHR giant’s work on TEFCA, as well as its efforts with Carquality and other data exchange efforts as it works to build out a wider information sharing ecosystem for its 250 million patients.
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Why Epic applied as QHIN, and what the process was like
How it’s working with 24 of the biggest and most respective health systems on the effort
What it hopes to accomplish with TEFCA
How that interoperability initiative complements others, such as Carequality
Challenges, and opportunities and other plans for the near term
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Epic will sign on with TEFCA
24 health systems join TEFCA via Epic QHIN
Epic, eHealth Exchange and CommonWell among HHS-approved QHIN candidates
Federal agencies offer updates on TEFCA, interoperability milestones
How TEFCA will pave a way forward for health data exchange
HIMSSCast: Interoperability – HIEs and other frameworks beyond TEFCA
Former ONC chief on TEFCA and the ‘dynamite’ of FHIR
Epic, Microsoft partner to use generative AI for better EHRs
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