WASHINGTON, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DirectTrust has filed a comment letter with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on the second draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). DirectTrust is a non-profit healthcare industry alliance created to support secure, identity-verified electronic exchanges of protected health information (PHI) between provider organizations, and between providers and patients, for the purpose of improved coordination of care.

The DirectTrust response urges ONC to build on what is already working in the health information exchange marketplace and to adopt a “lightweight” approach directed at establishing the minimum conditions for efficient trusted exchange to occur.