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TNAP Announces Finalized Criteria for Inaugural Accreditation Program

October 1, 2019

The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) healthcare collaborative today announced the release of final criteria, TNAP v1.0, for its accreditation program. The criteria, finalized after a 60-day public comment period and beta testing process, and developed leveraging a multi-stakeholder, consensus-based process, will assess an health exchange organization’s ability to demonstrate alignment with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC’s) Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) requirements.

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TNAP Steering Committee Congratulates The Sequoia Project on Being Named RCE

September 5, 2019

“The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) Steering Committee congratulates The Sequoia Project and their partners on being named by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as the Recognized Coordinated Entity (RCE). The TNAP Collaborative has been working since early 2018 to create a program to ensure that entities conducting health information exchange meet a minimum level of privacy and security. The appointment of the RCE confirms that ONC is moving forward in its efforts to achieve nationwide connectivity and meet the requirement of the 21stCentury Cures Act of 2016. Assuring stakeholder trust in the security of the exchange process, however, will be a critical factor for success of this initiative. The purpose of the TNAP Accreditation program is to offer a pathway for exchange participants to establish that they can be trusted with important and sensitive information from a technical and policy perspective. TNAP looks forward to working directly with the RCE to facilitate efficient and effective implementation of nationwide interoperable healthcare.”

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Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) Announces 
Participating Beta Organizations Ahead of Finalizing Program Criteria

August 20, 2019

The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) collaborative today named six healthcare organizations, selected by the TNAP Steering Committee Beta Workgroup, who are serving as beta candidates and initial testing sites for its draft accreditation program.

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Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) Releases Accreditation Criteria for Public Review

July 18, 2019

The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) healthcare collaborative today announced a 60-day public comment and review period of the draft criteria for its accreditation program.

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The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) Collaborative Survey Finds Concern Over Privacy and Security Key Barrier to Interoperability

June 26, 2019

The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) collaborative, established to directly align with the development of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), today announced the results of a healthcare industry stakeholder survey.

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WEDI Offers Public Comments on Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Draft 2

June 19, 2019

WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a statutory advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced the submission of recommendations to Don Rucker, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) pertaining to the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) Draft 2. 

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EHNAC’s Executive Director Offers Comment on ONC Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework

April 24, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), issued draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework as well as a public comment period through June 17, 2019.

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HHS Announces Next Steps in Advancing Interoperability of Health Information

April 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued for public comment draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will support the full, network-to-network exchange of health information nationally. HHS also released a notice of funding opportunity to engage a non-profit, industry-based organization that will advance nationwide interoperability.

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EHNAC Announces Development of New Trusted Network Accreditation Program

May 15, 2018

Accreditation program to align with 21st Century Cures Act, leverage existing frameworks and best practices while supporting blockchain, GDPR, cloud, and other underlying enabling technologies.

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EHNAC’s Executive Director Provides Comment on ONC Draft of Trusted Exchange Framework

January 9, 2018

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), issued its draft Trusted Exchange Framework.

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EHNAC Posts 2020 Health Data Exchange Accreditation Criteria

November 4, 2019

The Electronic Healthcare Networks Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit accrediting body for health data exchange organizations, has posted new versions of program criteria for its 18 accreditation programs for public review.

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EHNAC lays out HIT industry practices criteria for 2020

November 4, 2019

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has released draft criteria for its 18 accreditation programs in 2020.

EHNAC accredits a range of industry stakeholders for meeting best business practices that include data exchange, privacy and security protections and other metrics.

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TNAP Announces Finalized Criteria for Inaugural Accreditation Program

October 18, 2019

The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) healthcare collaborative announced the release of final criteria, TNAP v1.0, for its accreditation program.

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Trusted Network Accreditation Program Names Six Beta Testers

August 21, 2019

The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP), has named six healthcare organizations to serve as beta candidates and initial testing sites for its draft accreditation program. TNAP will provide third-party accreditation for healthcare exchange entities such as qualified health information networks (QHINs), participants, health information exchanges, accountable care organizations, data registries, participant members and other stakeholders.

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TNAP Collaborative Survey Finds Concern Over Privacy and Security Key Barrier to Interoperability

July 1, 2019

The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) collaborative, developed to promote interoperability by assuring the security and privacy of trusted networks, announced the results of a healthcare industry stakeholder survey. The feedback generated from the survey will help guide the development of a transparent, inclusive and open process as the collaborative continues to develop a program that aligns with TEFCA draft provisions recently released by the federal government.

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Interoperability Slowed by Concerns Around Privacy and Security

June 28, 2019

The majority of healthcare leadership supports the ONC push to fuel data sharing, but most view privacy and security concerns as the biggest barriers to true interoperability, a TNAP survey finds.

The Electronic Health Network Accreditation Commission established TNAP one year ago in partnership with WEDI, eHealth Initiative, eP3 Foundation, and SAFE-BioPharma Association. EHNAC provides accreditation to organizations that meet the standards for electronic data sharing.

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Survey: Privacy and security are barriers to Interoperability

June 27, 2019

A recent survey finds that privacy and security concerns continue to hamper the increasing interoperability of healthcare systems.

The research, based on a survey from the Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP), found that survey respondents overwhelming indicate that improving the electronic movement of health information will improve patient care, notes Lee Barrett, CEO at the Electronic Health Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), which accredits organizations for meeting best practices for electronic data exchange.

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EHNAC’s Executive Director Offers Comment on ONC Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework

May 24, 2019

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), issued draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework as well as a public comment period through June 17, 2019.

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TNAP Collaborative Launches Survey to Identify Issues with the Interoperable Exchange of Healthcare Data

May 23, 2019

The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) collaborative, developed to promote interoperability by assuring the security and privacy of trusted networks, announced the release of a five-question survey. The survey was designed to help gather input related to the interoperable exchange of healthcare data from industry stakeholders. This is especially important in light of the recent release of the second version of the Office for the National Coordinator’s Trusted Exchange Framework draft.

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5 industry groups form initiative to aid interoperability

May 22, 2019

Five healthcare industry stakeholders have joined to establish a new Trusted Network Accreditation Program to boost health data interoperability.

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HITECH Answers Feature Coverage: NOW on Demand – Listen to Experts on Security

March 4, 2019

In a recent HIMSS Highlight, Lee Barrett was spotlighted for a feature piece on privacy and security. 

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HIMSS19 Highlight with Lee Barrett

February 28, 2019

HIMSS19 in Orlando, FL, February 11-15. Roberta Mullin talks to Lee Barrett, Executive Director of EHNAC about why security is still a priority issue and their new consulting service currently rolling out.

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Working with Third Parties to Decrease Risks: Q&A with Lee Barrett from EHNAC

July 25, 2018

Target. Delta Airlines. MyFitnessPal. MyHeritage. Applebees. Very different types of businesses, but they do have one thing in common. All were victims of a data breach that had its roots in a third-party vendor.

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EHNAC TEFCA Accreditation Program to Promote Interoperability

July 19, 2018

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) recently collaborated with WEDI, eHI, eP3 Foundation, and several other healthcare organizations to establish a Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP) to promote interoperability in a way that aligns with ONC’s Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

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Why You Need to Ensure Healthcare Data Privacy and Security

July 5, 2018

From artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) protocols, healthcare continues to embrace emerging technologies. But during this effort to achieve better ease of use and seamless interoperability, these technologies bring with them data privacy and security concerns that keep many healthcare stakeholders awake at night.

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Why You Need to Ensure Healthcare Data Privacy and Security

July 5, 2018

From artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) protocols, healthcare continues to embrace emerging technologies. But during this effort to achieve better ease of use and seamless interoperability, these technologies bring with them data privacy and security concerns that keep many healthcare stakeholders awake at night.

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EHNAC Announces Development of New Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program

May 22, 2018

Accreditation program to align with 21st Century Cures Act, leverage existing frameworks and best practices while supporting blockchain, GDPR, cloud, and other underlying enabling technologies  

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EHNAC Announces Development of New Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program

May 21, 2018

The  Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, today announced a collaboration with WEDI, SAFE-BioPharma Association, LLC, eHI, and eP3 Foundation to establish a new Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP). 

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EHNAC Developing Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program

May 19, 2018

To align with the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a nonprofit standards development organization and accrediting body, is working with other organizations to establish a new Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP).

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New program aims to ensure identities in exchanging health data

May 18, 2018

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, which accredits industry stakeholders for meeting best business practices that include privacy and security protections, now is focusing on a new accreditation program to ensure identity verification and authentication of stakeholders conducting health information exchange, as well as supporting blockchain and cloud hosting services.

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EHNAC featured in 15 leading initiatives working to boost HIT security

February 28, 2018

ONC’s Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft has so far been met with industry support, with organizations lauding ONC in working to strengthen trust and support for nationwide interoperability while also considering data security.

EHNAC was featured in Health Data Management’s Top 15 HIT security initiatives.

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EHNAC helping to craft new digital policies

February 14, 2019

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission is one of several industry organizations working with federal agencies to build out digital capabilities for healthcare.

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Data Security Cited in ONC Health Data Exchange Framework Praise

January 10, 2018

ONC’s Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft has so far been met with industry support, with organizations lauding ONC in working to strengthen trust and support for nationwide interoperability while also considering data security.

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ONC Health Data Exchange Framework Enjoyed Support From Industry

January 9, 2018


The American Hospital Association (AHA), DirectTrust, and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) have voiced support for ONC’s efforts to improve health data exchange via the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

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ONC releases draft Trusted Exchange Framework to aid interoperability

January 8, 2018

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Friday released a draft Trusted Exchange Framework to enable interoperability across disparate healthcare information networks nationally, as directed by the 21st Century Cures Act.

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