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Centralis Health’s National Exchange Partners Earns QHIN Designatio

Participation in eHealth Exchange Will Connect Providers in the Southeast to TEFCA Network


Tallahassee, Fla. – Dec. 12, 2023: Centralis Health, a regional health information exchange (HIE) supporting small and rural providers and hospitals in the Southeast, congratulates eHealth Exchange on being designated as a qualified health information network (QHIN).

“This is tremendously exciting news for the eHealth Exchange,” said Katie Bradley, Centralis’s director of operations. “We know how much time and effort went into this process, and we look forward to continuing to work with eHealth Exchange as one of its sub participants.”

Centralis has been an eHealth Exchange participant for several years. eHealth Exchange’s QHIN status gives Centrals access to nationwide data sharing under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

Published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC), TEFCA establishes common standards for national interoperability, and QHINs form the backbone of TEFCA-based exchange. Under this structure, state and regional HIEs like Centralis connect to QHINs to form the national network. This allows for the right sizing of the network and better support for smaller healthcare providers.

“Our goal at Centralis is to provide a bridge to the national network for rural and small hospitals and providers,” said Bradley. “We’re excited to soon be able to provide true nationwide connectivity to our HIE members through eHealth Exchange’s status as a designated QHIN.”

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