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Healthcare stakeholders and security and privacy experts are sizing up the second draft of the government’s proposed Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, which is designed to promote secure, interoperable nationwide health data exchange.

The new draft is yet another attempt to pave the way for national data exchange after the failure of many previous efforts dating back to the 1990s.

The latest iteration of TEFCA includes a list of minimum security and privacy requirements for the “qualified health information networks” that facilitate secure health data exchange, as well as various participants in the exchange.