The Sequoia Project

Annual Member Meeting

Gaylord National Harbor, MD

December 5-6, 2017



What to Expect

The Sequoia Project’s Annual Meeting will provide an update on the non-profit’s programs and its initiatives – Carequality, eHealth Exchange, and RSNA Image Share Validation – with remarks from senior leadership, members, and government officials. We’ll also have interactive workshop sessions outlining the way ahead.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with peers and data exchange partners!

Where and When

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

December 5-6, 2017
To reserve your room, click here.


Tuesday, December 5

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Registration
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome
Speaker: Mariann Yeager, The Sequoia Project
8:50 AM Keynote: Federal Government Official (invited)
9:30 AM Sequoia Project Initiative Roundtable
Speakers: Mariann Yeager and Didi Davis of The Sequoia Project, David Cassel of Carequality, and Jennifer Rosas of eHealth Exchange  
10:20 AM Break
10:40 AM The State of ONC
Speakers: Genevieve Morris, ONC and Elise Sweeney Anthony, ONC
11:20 AM 21st Century Cures Reaction Panel
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM eHealth Exchange: National Perspectives Panel
Moderator: John Kansky, Indiana Health Information Exchange
Speakers: Jay Nakashima, DaVita and David Horrocks, CRISP
1:40 PM Disaster Preparedness Strategies for Health IT
Speaker: Lee Stevens, ONC and Robert Cothren, CAHIE (California Association of HIEs)
2:30 PM Experience from the Field: Carequality’s Nationwide Rollout
Moderator: Dr. Matthew Eisenberg, Stanford
Speakers: Dr. Robert “Bo” Fried, Eagle Physicians and Associates and Dr. Steven Lane, Sutter Health 
3:10 PM Break
3:30 PM Drowning in Data: Clinical Content Requirements for Success
Moderator: Dr. Michael Hodgkins, American Medical Association
Speakers: Dr. David Camitta, Dignity Health, and Dr. Margaret Donahue, Veterans Health Administration
4:10 PM Federal Partners: Why Connect
4:50 PM Closing Remarks
Speaker: Mariann Yeager, The Sequoia Project
5:00 PM Networking Reception: Human Interoperability (AKA Party Time!)

Wednesday, December 6

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome Key Note
Speaker: Micky Tripathi, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC)
8:40 AM A Perfect Match: Case Study from Patient Matching Work Group
9:30 AM Focus on the Patient: Treatment Exchange Use Cases
Moderator: Robert “Rim” Cothren, CAHIE (California Association of HIEs)
Speakers: Tara Dragert, Rob Klootwyk, Epic, Surescripts, Navi Gadhiok, eClinicalWorks, and Lizz Restat, athenahealth 
10:30 AM Next Frontier: Non-Treatment Exchange Use Cases
Speakers: Melynda Brown, Wellstar Health System, Leslie Kelly Hall, Healthwise, Eli Rowe, WoMBA, and Eric Sullivan, Inovalon  
11:15 AM Looking Ahead & Staff Question Time
Speakers: Mariann Yeager, Eric Heflin and Didi Davis of The Sequoia Project, David Cassel of Carequality, and Jennifer Rosas of eHealth Exchange

Hotel & Travel

The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is conveniently located right outside of Washington, DC. Hotel block is now open. Discounted room rate is $225, which includes resort fee (WiFi, Shuttle, etc.). Rate valid through Nov. 14th.

To reserve your room, click here.

*Separate daily fee for parking.


Become a Meeting Sponsor

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with members of The Sequoia Project and its initiatives as well as showcase your company’s capabilities.

Our sponsorship packages provide great visibility with our attendees, so don’t miss this great opportunity.

Download the Sponsorship Kit