Kno2®, the company leading the future of healthcare communication, announced today that its application to be a designated Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), has been accepted by The Sequoia Project as the Recognized Coordinating Entity.

Kno2 was invited by Health and Human Services (HHS) to attend a TEFCA recognition event today in Washington, DC to commemorate a major interoperability milestone. VP of interoperability, Matt Becker represented Kno2 as a recipient of a “Certificate of Recognition” for being an inaugural QHIN applicant to proceed to Phase 3: Pre-production Testing Process and Project Plan Completion.

This application approval brings Kno2 one step closer to potentially becoming a QHIN. If designated, the company will drive participation through its extensive portfolio of existing partners in addition to providing organizations of all sizes interested in participating in TEFCA with access to the most expansive and comprehensive communication network available in healthcare today. This broad connectivity would be facilitated via Kno2’s Communication API.

“Our team is eager to support America’s urgent need for nationwide interoperability and to help improve patient outcomes, address provider burnout, and eradicate financial burdens across healthcare today,” said Therasa Bell, co-founder, president, and chief technology officer at Kno2. “By becoming a QHIN, Kno2 can leverage its expertise and capabilities to help ensure TEFCA is successful, and providers, patients and health plans have seamless access to the right patient health information when and where it is needed.”

At a recent event in Las Vegas, Micky Tripathi, the national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, thanked Kno2 for stepping up and applying for QHIN designation. “We recognize it is voluntary and requires significant effort to meet the qualifications for QHIN designation. There are only a handful of organizations who have made it to step three in the application process, committing to be fully tested and validated within 12 months from their approved application to ensure successful QHIN-to-QHIN exchange.”

“For health interoperability to truly work, everyone across the healthcare ecosystem must be involved,” says Jon Elwell, CEO of Kno2. “Kno2’s current network is already connected to critical sectors of care from post-acute, therapies, home care to EMS. We intend to broaden our efforts to assist the on-boarding of digital health platforms and other sectors of healthcare upon successful designation.”

Additional Resources:

Kno2’s Pursuit for QHIN Designation
QHIN Video Interview with Kno2’s Therasa Bell