Perspectives on ONC’s HTI-1 Rule and TEFCA Implementation: Navigating Healthcare Interoperability

The recently finalized HTI-1 rule from the ONC aims to enhance healthcare interoperability and improve patient access to health data. In an article by MedCityNews, Jill DeGraff, Senior Vice President of Regulatory at B.well Connected Health, highlights positive steps in eliminating healthcare fragmentation. 

While praising the voluntary nature of TEFCA, concerns arise as it utilizes an existing protocol, a point echoed by former ONC Chief Dr. Donald Rucker. In the article, Don emphasizes the importance of allowing data requests through FHIR-based APIs, promoting clarity for providers and establishing FHIR-based interoperability as an industry standard.

See the full discussion on MedCityNews.

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