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CommonWell Health Alliance Submits Comments to ONC regarding draft TEFCA and USCDI

CommonWell Health Alliance submitted comments to the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the draft Trusted Exchange Framework (TEFCA) published on January 5, 2018, as well as the accompanying US Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) draft. We emphasized our support of the goals and direction articulated by TEFCA, noting our optimism about the potential for TEFCA to increase the level of empowerment by individuals and their care providers by enabling them to get the data they need to make the best care decisions. As part of our response, we also shared our intent to become a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN), subject to reasonable improvements that we expect will be incorporated into the final Framework. Read the full submission here.