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eHealth Exchange and Virginia Health Information Announce QHIN Intentions

eHealth Exchange and Virginia Health Information Announce QHIN Intentions

(Vienna, VA – November 1, 2022) – eHealth Exchange, one of the nation’s oldest and largest health information networks, today announced that Virginia Health Information (VHI), the Commonwealth’s non-profit health data organization, intends to participate in eHealth Exchange’s anticipated Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) through its statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) ConnectVirginia. eHealth Exchange is planning to undergo the application process to serve as a QHIN under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

“eHealth Exchange has been a cornerstone of VHI’s ability to provide a secure method to query and retrieve patient data through ConnectVirginia,” said Kyle Russell, chief executive officer of VHI. “We know eHealth Exchange will be the right partner to help us move into this next step in nationwide data sharing as they are the largest health information network in the country and constantly working toward advancing interoperability and improving patient care.”

eHealth Exchange is ideally suited to be among the nation’s first QHINs and is preparing to be one of the first health information networks to submit the QHIN application. 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 to have another one of its members moving forward with TEFCA participation through our to-be-designated QHIN,” said Jay Nakashima, executive director of eHealth Exchange. “We continue to diligently prepare our application to be a QHIN on behalf of our members, such as VHI through ConnectVirginia. This will provide a seamless experience for the organizations coming forward with intentions to participate in this federally endorsed framework for patient data sharing.”

Learn more about eHealth Exchange’s plan to become a QHIN at


About Virginia Health Information (VHI)

Virginia Health Information (VHI) is the Commonwealth’s non-profit health data organization with a core mission to collect, exchange and disseminate healthcare data in a way that is unbiased, relevant and transparent since 1993. VHI serves as the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) through the programs of ConnectVirginia and administers a wide variety of health data systems, notably including the Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) Program, All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) and Hospital Discharge Database. VHI also publishes a variety of annual reports on topics of interest such as hospital and health plan quality, financial performance and a healthcare pricing comparison tool freely available on its website at

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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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