TEFCA Takes Another Big Step Forward

The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) took a big step forward on April 22, 2024 when ONC published the long-expected Common Agreement v. 2.0.  Many people, Steve Gravely included, have been working diligently to update the Common Agreement even while the first group of Designated QHINs started exchanging health information live via TEFCA… Continue reading TEFCA Takes Another Big Step Forward

Steve Gravely Speaks on TEFCA at NVCHS Meeting

“TEFCA raises the bar to protect the privacy and security of health information” is what Steve Gravely of Gravely Group told the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NVCHS) on April 12, 2024, in Washington, DC.  Steve was honored to be part of an excellent panel presentation to update the NVCHS on TEFCA and… Continue reading Steve Gravely Speaks on TEFCA at NVCHS Meeting

No Bad Actors Here: Compliance with the Information Blocking Rule

Are you ready to respond to a federal subpoena from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) asking for documents and interviews related to a complaint that has been filed against you for engaging in “information blocking”?  If you are involved in the exchange of electronic health information in any capacity, you may be considered… Continue reading No Bad Actors Here: Compliance with the Information Blocking Rule

#TEFCA Is Here – Qualified Health Information Networks

Did you know that the federal government has launched a health information exchange network? Yes, it is called #TEFCA and it is in production! #ONC approved the first Qualified Health Information Networks in December 2023 and they are now sharing health information for several Exchange Purposes. State and regional #HIEs, healthcare providers, health plans and public health agencies are… Continue reading #TEFCA Is Here – Qualified Health Information Networks

Buyer Beware: Implementing Ai in the US Healthcare Industry

Buyer Beware: Implementing Ai in the US Healthcare Industry As the use of Ai explodes across the globe, the rapid implementation of various Ai systems in the US healthcare industry is no exception.  Every day it seems that more healthcare providers, EMR vendors, health plans and others promote their implementation of Ai.  “Generative Ai” is… Continue reading Buyer Beware: Implementing Ai in the US Healthcare Industry