The Sequoia Project

  • Social Security and Veterans Affairs partnership means faster disability decisions for veterans

    22 June 2017 |

    In late 2016, the Social Security Administration announced the launch of a new Health IT initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs that enables all Social Security disability case processing sites to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities. Veterans will receive a faster decision on their Social Security disability claim, speeding them and […]

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  • Why EHR Interoperability Requires Health IT Infrastructure

    21 June 2017 |

    Healthcare organizations are still challenged by EHR interoperability and are seeking health IT infrastructure tools to ensure data is accurately, efficiently, and securely shared. Eagle Physicians and Associates and Cone Health announced the successful exchange between the eClinicalWorks cloud-based EHR and the Epic EHR for improved EHR interoperability among multiple locations and health systems. Eagle […]

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  • VA to Adopt Pentagon’s Electronic Health Records System

    20 June 2017 |

    Health records at the Department of Veterans Affairs will eventually move to the same system used by the Pentagon, the VA’s top official announced Monday. The move marks a shift from the VA’s previous plan to develop its own system to digitize records. It will bring the agencies closer to sharing veterans’ health information in […]

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  • You’re having a heart attack. What does the ER know about you?

    15 June 2017 |

    Almost all hospitals and physicians in the United States have put their patients’ health records onto computers. But one of the goals of that transition remains a work in progress: building a nationwide system that would make key information about a patient available anywhere — in any hospital, clinic or doctor’s office.

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  • Putting Health IT Interoperability into Action at CommonWell

    6 June 2017 |

    CommonWell is expanding health IT interoperability both in terms of users and capabilities. In a matter of five years, the CommonWell Health Alliance has gone from a concept for advancing health IT interoperability to a means of enabling health data exchange between providers using various EHR technologies.

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  • Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. and Medicity Launch External Connection with the Department of Veterans Affairs

    11 May 2017 |

    Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), operators of the Vermont Health Information Exchange (Vermont HIE), and Medicity, the leading provider of population health management solutions, today announced that VITL has launched its external connection to the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program. This makes it easier […]

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  • The long and winding road to patient data interoperability

    29 April 2017 |

    Most of the time when Dr. James Tcheng gets a new patient from outside of Duke Health, he starts with a bundle of paper. After his secretary receives a patient’s records—either directly from another doctor’s office or after a request is faxed—and opens them, Tcheng goes through the information, with a sheet of 8½ x […]

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  • Price at Health Datapalooza: ‘Rules of the road’ are needed for ‘true interoperability’

    27 April 2017 |

    his was Price’s health IT first speech after being confirmed as the HHS Secretary and he has a lot to say about the hurdles in the digital health space, including the challenges the industry has been facing with data entry. Achieving true interoperability is no easy task. But the Obama administration made some progress with […]

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  • Sequoia Project, DirectTrust tout Interoperability Surge

    27 April 2017 |

    Two major interoperability groups, Sequoia Project and DirectTrust, are exchanging more health records and connecting more provider sites than ever, the companies announced this week. The Sequoia Project – whose members include Carequality, eHealth Exchange, and RSNA Image Share Validation – marked its fifth anniversary by touting across-the-board growth: The number of health organizations participating […]

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  • The Sequoia Project Celebrates Five Years with Significant Growth in Enabling Seamless, Nationwide Health Data Exchange

    26 April 2017 |

    Growth Marked by Increases in Participation, Number of Health Records Exchanged and Connectivity Expansion in All 50 States Vienna, VA – April 26, 2017 – The Sequoia Project, the leading independent advocate for nationwide health data sharing, celebrates its fifth anniversary this month by announcing that its initiatives – Carequality, eHealth Exchange, and RSNA Image […]

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