About The Sequoia Project

In 2012, The Sequoia Project was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange.  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, transitioned management of its eHealth Exchange to The Sequoia Project for maintenance.  Since 2012, the Exchange has grown to become the largest health information exchange network in the country.  In 2014, we began to support additional interoperability initiatives beginning with Carequality.

We have assembled, through these initiatives, and our engagement with government and industry, experts who can identify the barriers to interoperability and pioneer processes to make health information exchange work on a national level. We are a neutral body, inclusive of diverse participants, which allows us to create practical solutions to data exchange problems. As a nonprofit operating in the public interest, our governance process insures transparent oversight of this work.

Our vision is to make the right health information accessible at the right place and time to improve the health and welfare of all Americans.

We are: Trustworthy. Inclusive. Pioneering.

The Sequoia Project Initiatives

Our work takes the form of independent initiatives, each with its own mission, governance, membership and structure. We are an ideal home for projects that require a collaborative environment in which multiple parties with differing perspectives can work together. We can provide the sustaining management services and governance support required to allow new initiatives to grow and succeed.  Our initiatives work independently but draw upon each others perspective and expertise as appropriate.

We currently support these initiatives:

  • The eHealth Exchange is a rapidly growing community of exchange partners who share information under a common trust framework and a common set of rules.
  • Carequality is a public-private collaborative building consensus among health IT data exchange programs to develop a common interoperability framework enabling seamless exchange among networks.
  • RSNA Image Share Validation is a conformity assessment program that tests the compliance of vendors’ systems using quality standards determined most effective for accurate and efficient exchange of medical images including those used in the RSNA Image Share Network.

We welcome the addition of new health IT interoperability initiatives to this group.

The Sequoia Project Collaboration

The Sequoia Project has teamed with the Care Connectivity Consortium to address critical challenges to effective health information exchange. As pioneers we share the goal of making data sharing a reality on a national scale to support health care providers and patients with easy, fast access to information at the point of care. The CCC, representing Geisinger Health System, Group Health Cooperative, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic and OCHIN, works to develop and incubate new capabilities for adoption by our initiatives and the broader health IT community.