Epic approved for new HHS-sponsored nationwide interoperability framework

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recognized Epic among the first set of applicants approved for onboarding under the Trusted Exchange Framework and the Common Agreement (TEFCA). TEFCA was authorized by the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan congressional initiative to establish universal interoperability across the country.

Epic collaborated with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), The Sequoia Project as the recognized coordinating entity (RCE), and the broader health care community to refine the principles and policies of TEFCA and was the first electronic health records (EHR) company to announce its intent to join TEFCA last spring.

In 2008, Epic’s provider community began using Care Everywhere, the first interoperability platform of its kind. Today, providers use Care Everywhere to exchange more than 11 million full patient charts daily.