eHealth Exchange, CSRI Announce QHIN Partnership Intentions

As CSRI, Five of Nation’s Largest Nonprofit Health Data Networks Intend To Participate in ONC’s TEFCA Through eHealth Exchange, Once Designated

eHealth Exchange, one of the nation’s oldest and largest health information networks, today announced that the Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability (CSRI), a collection of five of the nation’s largest and most robust nonprofit health data networks, intends to partner with eHealth Exchange’s anticipated Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) to participate in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

Founding CSRI health data networks pursuing the prospective eHealth Exchange QHIN include ContextureCRISPCyncHealthIndiana Health Information Exchange, and Manifest MedEx.

“eHealth Exchange and CSRI’s founding health data networks have collaborated for many years,” said Morgan Honea, CSRI president and executive vice president of Denver-based Contexture, the umbrella organization of health data networks in Colorado and Arizona. “This potential nonprofit collaboration allows CSRI to demonstrate the value of regional and state health information exchanges across the country, in the midst of other vendor-based exchanges.”

eHealth Exchange is ideally suited to be among the nation’s first QHINs. The network has 13 years of experience supporting large-scale health information exchange across a network of diverse participants, including 61 regional and state health information exchanges (HIEs) and five federal agencies. This experience includes supporting exchange across more than 30 different electronic medical record technologies.

“We are thrilled CSRI intends to partner with eHealth Exchange, which means CSRI’s member organizations will participate with TEFCA through our planned QHIN,” said Jay Nakashima, executive director of eHealth Exchange. “We aim to provide a seamless experience for organizations such as CSRI to participate in this federally endorsed framework for patient data sharing.”

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