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eHealth Exchange and C3HIE Announce QHIN Intentions

(Vienna, VA, August 14, 2023) — eHealth Exchange, one of the nation’s oldest and largest health information networks, today announced that C3HIE, a multi-regional health information exchange serving more than 128 counties across Texas, 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).

C3HIE’s joins the 11 health data networks operating in 15 states which have announced intentions to be among the first participants in eHealth Exchange’s anticipated QHIN, once eHealth Exchange completes onboarding and is selected by the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) to serve as a QHIN.

The other pioneer network participants include Alabama One Health Record, Big Sky Care Connect, ConnectVirginia, the Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability’s five member health data networks (ContextureCRISPCyncHealth, Indiana Health Information Exchange, and Manifest MedEx), Georgia Health Information Network, and Santa Cruz Health Information Organization.

“eHealth Exchange and C3HIE networks have collaborated for many years,” said Phil Beckett, PhD and CEO of C3HIE. “Joining eHealth Exchange’s anticipated QHIN aligns with C3HIE’s mission to provide our communities with the ability to efficiently and securely send and receive complete clinical information.”

eHealth Exchange’s 13 years of experience supporting large-scale health information exchange across a network of diverse participants makes it an ideal candidate QHIN. The network’s diverse participants include 61 regional and state health information exchanges (HIEs) and five federal agencies. eHealth Exchange supports exchange across more than 30 different electronic medical record technologies.

“We are thrilled C3HIE intends to partner with eHealth Exchange and be among the first to participate in TEFCA through our anticipated QHIN,” said Jay Nakashima, executive director of eHealth Exchange. “eHealth Exchange participants will be able to join our anticipated QHIN for no additional fees, as we aim to provide a seamless and accessible experience for organizations to participate in this federally endorsed framework for patient data sharing.”

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eHealth Exchange, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to public good, is the oldest and largest health information network in the country and is most well known as the principal way the federal government exchanges clinical data among federal agencies and with the private sector. Recognized for certified data quality, trusted governance, transparency, and its commitment to privacy, eHealth Exchange facilitates the secure exchange of patient records for more than 250 million patients and processes roughly 21 billion data exchanges annually. Vendor-agnostic, with a broad public health focus, eHealth Exchange provides connectivity for more than 30 electronic health record systems, 60 regional and state HIEs, 75 percent of U.S. hospitals, 85 percent of dialysis centers, 70,000 medical groups, and payers in 34 states – as well as countless urgent care centers, surgery centers, and clinical laboratories. Five federal agencies (Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Indian Health Service (IHS), Food and Drug Administration, and Social Security Administration) also participate in the network to share patient information with private-sector partners as well as other federal agencies. Active in all 50 states, eHealth Exchange connects to other national health information networks today via Carequality and now TEFCA as a Designated QHIN. See: / @ehealthexchange.

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