Principles for Trusted Exchange
This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.
General principles that provide guardrails to engender trust
between Health Information Networks (HINs). Six (6) categories
Part A: Principles for Trusted Exchange
» Principle 1 - Standardization:
Adhere to industry and federally recognized standards, policies, best practices, and procedures.
» Principle 2 - Transparency:
Conduct all exchange openly and transparently.
» Principle 3 - Cooperation and Non-Discrimination:
Collaborate with stakeholders across the continuum of care to exchange electronic health information, even when a stakeholder may be a business competitor.
» Principle 4 - Security and Patient Safety:
Exchange electronic health information securely and in a manner that promotes patient safety and ensures data integrity.
» Principle 5 - Access:
Ensure that patients and their caregivers have easy access to their electronic health information.
» Principle 6 - Data-driven Accountability:
Exchange multiple records at one time to enable identification and trending of data to lower the cost of care and improve the health of the population
Part B: Minimum Required Terms & Conditions
A minimum set of terms and conditions for the purpose of ensuring that common practices are in place and required of all participants who participate in the Trusted Exchange Framework, including:
» Common authentication processes of trusted health information network participants;
» A common set of rules for trusted exchange;
» A minimum core set of organizational and operational policies to enable the exchange of electronic health information among networks.