The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Feb. 12 designated CommonWell Health Alliance and Kno2 as Qualified Health Information Networks, meaning seven QHINs can now electronically exchange health information nationwide under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, a set of common rules for secure exchange of treatment and other health information required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016. The QHINs expect in first-quarter 2024 to adopt Common Agreement Version 2.0, which will require support for the Health Level Seven FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard.

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