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NextGen Healthcare aims to become a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN)

As an important step to ensure providers have the best access to essential health data, NextGen Healthcare is applying to become QHIN under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The announcement of this application was made in the summer of 2022.

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Share clinical data nationally
Once accepted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the QHIN designation will enable NextGen Healthcare to participate in a network of organizations that work together on a national scale to share clinical data.
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Facilitate interoperability
Under the model laid out by TEFCA, QHINs will exchange information with other QHINs, facilitating a flow of information vital for care teams to ensure quality care.
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Vendor agnostic
NextGen Healthcare’s QHIN will be vendor agnostic, meaning it will support clients as well as users of other EHR systems, health information exchanges (HIEs), health information technology (HIT) developers, and other healthcare participants.
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Key to whole-person health
An open exchange of data is vital for supporting whole-person health. A QHIN benefits every member of the care continuum with critical data to help them make the best decisions possible.
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Enabled by a secure platform
Our QHIN application is made possible by NextGen® Share, a secure, cloud-based platform that provides access to several national interoperability networks and other key services.
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Leverages our Carequality experience
Becoming a QHIN draws on our years of experience as an implementer of the Carequality interoperability framework.


Advantages of becoming a QHIN

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Increase data exchange
NextGen Healthcare facilitates the exchange of tens of millions of health-related documents each month via national network exchanges. A QHIN will support the exchange of treatment, payment, public health, and other healthcare-related data.
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Reduce barriers to information
Exchanging data through a QHIN expands information flow, reduces barriers to connection, provides greater access to information, and offers a broader range of provider types and healthcare organizations.
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Create efficiencies
Becoming a QHIN helps create efficiencies that will deliver greater value to participating organizations and ensure greater interoperability. It will also minimize one-off connections and reduce the complexity of data exchange.
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