2018 Advocacy Updates

January 19, 2018: Latest Update to Comment Period on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

Draft Trusted Exchange Framework Update
Join ONC for the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework Part II discussion that will exclusively focus on answering your questions, so come prepared with your top queries.

Date & Time: Friday, January 19, 2018 from 3:30 - 4:30pm ET
Register: Draft Trusted Exchange Framework Webinar Part II Q&A

Remember the deadline to submit comments for the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework has been extended to Thursday, February 20, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. Please submit your comments to For more information about the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, please read the Health IT Buzz blog post: Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement: A Common Sense Approach to Achieving Health Information Interoperability.

Public Comment Period Now Open: Friday, January 5, 2018

Deadline: Responses are due to ONC by 11:59pm ET on February 18, 2018.

ONC has just released the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) for public comment.  “The 21st Century Cures Act requires ONC to develop or support a trusted exchange framework, including a common agreement among health information networks nationally. “

  • HIMSS will organize a review and comment group, but individual members and their organizations are encouraged to review and respond, too.  Check your mailbox for the notification send on Friday, January 5, 2018.
  • All responses will be posted on ONC’s website (
  • ONC has released a series of helpful documents, including a Users Guide to Understanding the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework.
  • ONC is also hosting a webinar on TEFCA next Tuesday, January 11, 2018, at 11am ET.   Registration for webinar: Visit the website (see WEBINAR)


ONC Annual Meeting
Live Webcast sessions for November 30 – December 1, 2017

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) looks forward to your participation at the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting, Tackling Barriers to Interoperability and Usability! The meeting begins tomorrow, Thursday, November 30 and runs through Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Washington Hilton, located at 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009. Free, on-site registration will be available. If you are unable to attend the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting, you can join the webcast of the plenary sessions on both days as well as the Trusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement session on day 1.

  • Follow ONC: Twitter @ONC_HealthIT / join the discussion #ONC2017.
  • Web Cast Access: Click here.  
  • Agenda: Complete agenda is found here.  
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