Real Talk: TEFCA, Evolution or Revolution in Healthcare Interoperability?
Jim Jirjis, MD, HCA Healthcare / Paul L Wilder, CommonWell Health Alliance / Hoda Sayed-Friel, MEDITECH / Sergio Wagner, Health Gorilla / Rob Klootwyk, Epic
The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) 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 build a superhighway for health data exchange. For those of us working in health IT, it’s been a long time coming. But is it the missing link in our journey to ubiquitous interoperability? Are we finally getting closer to the endgame? What will the key issues and challenges in health IT be once the TEFCA superhighway is fully functional?
North Building, Hall B, Booth 7946
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM CST