HIMSSCast: Epic's efforts to move the needle on data exchange, through TEFCA and elsewhere

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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Talking points:

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

More about this episode:

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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