Impact Insights

Newsflash: TEFCA Anticipated to be LIVE in 2022!

This week, Micky Tripathi (National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) and Mariann Yeager (CEO of the Sequoia Project, the TEFCA-Recognized Coordinating Entity) announced that they anticipate the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) will be available in Q1 2022.

This is welcome news, as TEFCA has been in development since the 21st Century Cures Act was signed in 2016, with the overall goal of TEFCA being to establish a “floor of universal interoperability” across the country, according to Tripathi.

TEFCA Timeline

Source: ONC Health IT Buzz Blog

TEFCA Overview

Source: ONC TEFCA Draft User’s Guide

Additional Information

ONC encourages stakeholders to participate in the RCE’s future information sessions. Interested individuals can keep apprised of these meetings by adding your name to the RCE’s contact list at RCE.SequoiaProject.org.

ONC’s TEFCA homepage: HealthIT.gov/TEFCA

For a more in-depth overview on TEFCA, please take a peek at our two previous blog posts on the topic:

TEFCA in a Nutshell

TEFCA in a Nutshell – Part 2

Stay tuned, as we’ll be providing additional TEFCA updates here as more information becomes available.