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Join hosts Pooja Babbrah and Jocelyn Keegan on the latest episode of "Point-of-Care Partners (POCP) Dish on Health IT" as they delve into the dynamic world of Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs) with special guest Laura McCrary, President and CEO of KONZA National Network. In this enlightening discussion, they cover:

• KONZA's unique journey from Health Information Exchange (HIE) to becoming a QHIN.
• The intricacies of the QHIN certification process, challenges faced, and milestones achieved.
• The transformative impact of recent rules on payer participation and data sharing.
• The crucial role of diversity among QHINs and the potential for innovative solutions.
• The integration of clinical and claims data, delegation of authority, and the revolutionary role of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) in healthcare transformation.

This episode offers a deep dive into KONZA's pioneering efforts, providing insights into how TEFCA will be transforming data exchange in healthcare and the significant advancements in interoperability and data sharing.

00:00 Intro & Background
07:40 KONZA's mission
14:20 Consideration of QHIN status
20:51 Impact of HIE status informing QHIN approach
23:41 Jocelyn Insights on QHINS & KONZA
27:00 KONZA Being a QHIN for HIEs
29:08 Importance of Payer Involvement in TEFCA
30:30 QHIN Infrastructure, TEFCA V2 & Payer participation
37:35 FHIR & TEFCA
43:40 Final call to action & closing
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