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eHealth Exchange and CRISP Shared Services Announce QHIN Intentions

Five Statewide HIEs To Participate in ONC’s TEFCA Through eHealth Exchange and CRISP Shared Services

(Vienna, VA – August 18, 2022) – eHealth Exchange today announced that CRISP Shared Services, which provides health information exchange (HIE) and health data utility infrastructure for five statewide non-profit HIE organizations, intends to be the first participant in eHealth Exchange’s anticipated Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN). eHealth Exchange must first go through the application process and be selected to serve as a QHIN under the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC’s) Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

“eHealth Exchange has long been a cornerstone of CRISP Shared Services’ ability to share data with organizations across the region, state, and country, including with the federal government,” said Brandon Neiswender, acting chief executive officer for CRISP Shared Services. “Given its long history advancing interoperability and advocating for patients, we know eHealth Exchange will be the right partner to help us navigate this next step in nationwide data sharing.”

When the application period opens this fall, 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 64 regional and state HIEs. This experience includes supporting more than 30 different electronic medical record technologies.

“The eHealth Exchange is thrilled that CRISP Shared Services is moving forward with TEFCA participation through our to-be-designated QHIN,” said Jay Nakashima, executive director of eHealth Exchange. “We are diligently preparing to be a QHIN on behalf of members such as CRISP Shared Services. This will provide a seamless experience for the organizations coming forward with intentions to participate in this federally endorsed framework for patient data sharing.”

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About CRISP Shared Services

CRISP Shared Services (CSS) is a non-profit support organization that provides technology infrastructure and other core services to health information exchanges (HIEs) across the United States. Unlike for-profit vendors, each Member HIE participates in the governance of the organization through membership. Our primary motivation is to enable and support each local jurisdiction’s healthcare community so that it can improve health outcomes for its patients. We work with local HIE leadership to implement solutions which best serve the needs of their unique communities, even if those solutions are deployed or built by external vendors. For more information, please visit

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About eHealth Exchange

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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