Health Industry Washington Watch

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has released a draft trusted exchange framework that proposes policies, procedures, and technical standards to further Congressionally-mandated efforts to establish a nationwide, interoperable health system under the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.

Authors: Nancy A. Sheliga

Currently, there are dozens of Health Information Networks (HINs) that operate locally, regionally, or nationally, but that do not exchange health information with each other.  The draft framework focuses on principles for trusted exchange of electronic health information and minimum required terms and conditions for trusted exchange among the nation’s multiple health information networks.

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