The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has updated its Common Agreement for Nationwide Health Information Interoperability for health information networks that qualify to exchange electronic health information through the voluntary Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. According to ONC, six Qualified Health Information Networks are preparing to begin data sharing through TEFCA later this year. The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 required ONC to establish TEFCA, for which the Sequoia Project serves as the coordinating entity.
Hospital associations and hospitals file lawsuit challenging federal rule that ties providers’ hands in efforts to reach communities
The AHA, joined by the Texas Hospital Association, Texas Health Resources, and United Regional Health Care System, Nov. 2 sued the federal government…