eHealth Exchange and CRISP Shared Services Announce QHIN Intentions

 eHealth Exchange announced that CRISP Shared Services, which provides health information exchange (HIE) and health data utility infrastructure for five statewide non-profit HIE organizations, intends to be the first participant in eHealth Exchange’s anticipated Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN). eHealth Exchange must first go through the application process and be selected to serve as a QHIN under the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC’s) Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

“eHealth Exchange has long been a cornerstone of CRISP Shared Services’ ability to share data with organizations across the region, state, and country, including with the federal government,” said Brandon Neiswender, acting chief executive officer for CRISP Shared Services. “Given its long history advancing interoperability and advocating for patients, we know eHealth Exchange will be the right partner to help us navigate this next step in nationwide data sharing.”

When the application period opens this fall, eHealth Exchange is ideally suited to be among the nation’s first QHINs. 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 that CRISP Shared Services is moving forward with TEFCA participation through our to-be-designated QHIN,” said Jay Nakashima, executive director of eHealth Exchange. “We are diligently preparing to be a QHIN on behalf of members such as CRISP Shared Services. This will provide a seamless experience for the organizations coming forward with intentions to participate in this federally endorsed framework for patient data sharing.”

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