The Future of Interoperability is at CommonWell Today

The TEFCA roadmap builds on the framework CommonWell has already successfully developed and delivered to the market nationwide.

What is TEFCA and Why CommonWell is Ready for it

The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) aims to create a national backbone of organizations with record location capabilities, called Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs) that will connect to each other to improve nationwide data exchange. Companies looking to connect to the nationwide network proposed by TEFCA will have the opportunity to join one of these accredited QHINs. CommonWell will be one of them.

CommonWell has been building and scaling a nationwide health data exchange network using a highly-efficient Record Locator Service since 2013.

With its 70+ member companies, and working closely with the ONC, CommonWell is more than prepared to seamlessly transition to QHIN status and make TEFCA a success.

What Sets CommonWell Apart: It has QHIN Capabilities Today

Whether you are looking to choose a QHIN or simply join the Alliance at the center of nationwide interoperability, CommonWell meets your needs.
The numbers speak for themselves. With 27,000 provider orgs connected, more than 171 million unique individuals served and more than 2.6 billion records retrieved on the network—the scale at CommonWell is unmatched.

Uniquely Qualified

The architectural concept espoused by TEFCA build on the approach that the Alliance has already successfully delivered to the market nationwide. Meet Susan to learn how.

Diverse Membership

Our diverse membership–which represents more than 20 care settings–illustrates proof of concept that TEFCA works and it works NOW!

Record Locator Service + Scale

Our a currently functioning “Record Locator Service”, or RLS, finds all records associated with a patient, no matter where the care is delivered.

Commitment to Innovation

Our commitment to serving a broad scope of interoperability needs. Use Cases include treatment, patient access and payment & operations.

Community Building

Our proven record of community-building contributes to industry momentum and innovation. Read about our recent FHIR Connectathon to get inspired.

Vendor Neutral

A vendor-neutral trade alliance focused on interoperability for the common good. Learn more about the Alliance.

What Supporters are Saying

July 29, 2022

“We’ve looked forward to better and more reliable frameworks for exchange of information for a long time. We are encouraged this is moving forward, but we also have questions and we are working with our Alliance partners to ensure that the best intent of our clients, constituents and the people who will be impacted by these laws are honored as we move forward.”
Sam Lambson, Vice President, Interoperability, Oracle Cerner

July 29, 2022

"I believe we are only at the tip of the iceberg when it comes data integration at the individual patient and population health level. TEFCA represents an opportunity to build the next stage of interoperability that will coordinate care nationwide. We believe we need to run—not walk—to build it."
Paul Wilder, Executive Director, CommonWell Health Alliance

July 21, 2022

"We expect the partnership between CommonWell and Health Gorilla to be even stronger under TEFCA. In late 2021, Health Gorilla formally announced our pursuit of a QHIN designation. To be successful as a QHIN and unlock the true potential of TEFCA, we’ll need to have other trustworthy organizations designated as well. In that network of network approach, we realize that no single entity will store and have complete access to the totality of information – there has to be the ability to push and pull across systems."
Karla Mills, Chief Operating Officer, Health Gorilla

July 21, 2022

"CommonWell has been consistently aligned with TEFCA since it was first announced. As a national network it’s been our goal to be an on ramp for connecting care providers. We’ve shown this by becoming a Carequality implementer reaching out to other trade partners outside of our immediate network. When we launched the CommonWell Connector model we really doubled down on this effort to extend access to health IT companies that might not have previously had the ability to connect to the network."
Liz Buckle, Director of Product, CommonWell Health Alliance

July 21, 2022

"Not only does TEFCA make the trust framework better and encourage more organizations to join–it’s also opening up the use cases–the cherry on the top! We started this company fully focused on the idea of getting individuals access to their own data. TEFCA and info blocking are all in effort to do that."
Troy Bannister, CEO & Co-Founder, Particle Health