Real Talk: TEFCA, Evolution or Revolution in Health Care Interoperability?

Tuesday, April 18 at 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM CT
North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | Booth 7946 | Interoperability Showcase

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?

Join this panel session led by the CommonWell Health Alliance.

Moderator: Jim Jirjis, MD, Chief Health Information Officer, HCA Healthcare


  • Matthew Doyle, R&D Team Lead, Epic
  • Hoda Sayed-Friel, Senior Vice President, MEDITECH
  • Sergio Wagner, Chief Strategy Officer, Health Gorilla
  • Paul L. Wilder, Executive Director, CommonWell Health Alliance
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