TEFCA Comments Summary

Public Comments on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Draft 2

ONC received more than 100 comments on the Trusted Exchange Framework (TEF) Draft 2 during the public commenting period.

Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) outlines a common set of principles, terms, and conditions to support the development of a Common Agreement that would help enable nationwide exchange of electronic health information (EHI) across disparate health information networks (HINs).

Comments were submitted by a wide range of stakeholders including: health information networks/exchanges, health professional societies, providers of health services, health information technology developers, hospitals, public health entities, health care payers, health care quality organizations, state entities, health care suppliers of services, and patient advocates.

ONC will be updating the Trusted Exchange Framework, the Minimum Required Terms and Conditions, and the QHIN Technical Framework based on comments received by the deadline. There will be additional opportunities in the future for public input into the creation of the Common Agreement.

ONC thanks all of the organizations that submitted comments and looks forward to continued engagement on this work.

For those wishing to review comments submitted, please reference the table.

Name Sort descending Organization Organization Type Submission
Adrian Gropper Patient Privacy Rights Patient Advocates Submission File
Adrian Gropper Patient Privacy Rights Patient Advocates Submission File
Adrian Gropper Patient Privacy Rights Patient Advocates Submission File
Alan Swenson Kno2 Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Ammon Fillmore Indiana Health Information Exchange Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Andrea Gelzer AmeriHealth Caritas Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Angie Bass Missouri Health Connection Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Anne Schloegel Minnesota Department of Health State Entities Submission File
Ashley Thompson American Hospital Associaition Other Submission File
Ashley Thompson American Hospital Association Other Submission File
badar minhas International Islamic University Other Submission File
Ben Moscovitch The Pew Charitable Trusts Other Submission File
Blackford Middleton Apervita, Inc. Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Brian Moore Tennessee Department of Health Public Health Entities Submission File
Brian Scarpelli Connected Health Initiative Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Caleb Wallace UPMC Health Plan Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Carrie Paykoc State of Colorado, Office of eHealth Innovation State Entities Submission File
Cathy Costello Ohio Health Information Partnership/CliniSync Health Care Suppliers of Services Submission File
Ceci Connolly Alliance of Community Health Plans Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Charles Kahn III The Federation of American Hospitals Hospitals Submission File
Charles Stellar WEDI Other Submission File
Chinwe Nwosu America's Health Insurance Plans Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Christopher Katis UHIN Other Submission File
Christopher Katis UHIN Other Submission File
Clara Evans CommonSpirit Health Hospitals Submission File