(WASHINGTON, DC) January 18, 2022- Today, the Connected Health Initiative (CHI) released a statement from executive director Morgan Reed regarding the release of the Trusted Exchange Framework and the Common Agreement (TEFCA) by the Office of the National Health Information Coordinator (ONC):
“CHI applauds ONC for reaching a critical milestone for the 21st Century Cures Act with the release of the TEFCA. Improved data exchange for enhanced provider access to patient health information is critical to realizing the 21st Century Cures Act’s goal of a secure, nationwide health information exchange infrastructure. We find it encouraging that TEFCA will operationalize connected health technology to address delivery of health care and is proud to support our members that are working to improve patient care and engagement.”
About CHI: The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) is the nation’s leading consortium of health technology innovators, policy experts and patient advocates. Together, we advance solutions that enable providers and patients to achieve better health outcomes, reduce health costs, and foster the adoption of transformative technology throughout the healthcare system.