The Sequoia Project

  • The Sequoia Project’s Annual Meeting to Draw Health IT Leaders Nationwide to Discuss Data Sharing Progress and the Path Forward

    16 November 2017 |

    Event to be held December 5-6 in Gaylord National Harbor, Maryland (Vienna, VA – November 16, 2017) – The Sequoia Project, the leading independent advocate for nationwide health data sharing, announced today that its annual meeting will be held on December 5-6, 2017 in Gaylord National Harbor, Maryland. The event will draw health IT leaders […]

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  • 1.3M Veterans Opt Into Health Data Exchange with Private Sector

    13 November 2017 |

    More than 1.3 million veterans have opted in to allow the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to participate in health data exchange for improved care coordination with providers in the private sector. By allowing their health data to be accessible to providers in the private sector, veterans will be able to receive more efficient and effective healthcare when […]

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  • Veterans Benefit from eHealth Exchange as More Seek Care in Private Sector

    9 November 2017 |

    Expanding Electronic Health Data Sharing Network Supports Veterans and Their Families (Vienna, VA – November 9, 2017) – Over 1.5 million veterans are matched to Community Healthcare Partners making their health information available to VA clinicians for better care coordination with private sector healthcare providers. Having their health information more readily accessible enables these veterans to […]

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  • GE Healthcare Receives Carequality Certification, Advancing Data Exchange with Cloud Technology

    17 October 2017 |

    GE Healthcare today announced that it has received Carequality certification to enable seamless data sharing by its ambulatory EHR customers with thousands of hospitals, physician practices, payer networks, vendors and consumer services nationally. Already a KLAS top performer for interoperability impact on patient care, GE Healthcare built upon its existing expertise in providing digital tools […]

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  • Key Thoughts from an Epic VP on New Share Everywhere Release

    21 September 2017 |

    Last week, Epic announced a new product that caught the eye of many in the industry. Share Everywhere allows patients to open their medical records to any provider with internet access, regardless of whether they have an EHR. It’s an interesting development that has key interoperability implications. The issue of data access and exchange has been […]

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  • Will Epic’s New Record-sharing Tool Solve Interoperability Challenges?

    19 September 2017 |

    By most accounts, Epic Systems Corp.’s announcement that it was releasing a digital tool allowing patients to share their medical records with any provider was a huge leap toward reaching the ever-elusive digital exchange of medical information. Epic’s Care Everywhere—not to be confused with Share Everywhere—helps in that quest. Using the technology, organizations exchange 2 […]

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  • Improving Provider Satisfaction in the Post-HITECH Era

    15 September 2017 |

    A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine examined the impact of the HITECH Act on EHR adoption and advised policymakers on ways to improve provider satisfaction and health IT innovation in the post-HITECH era. Co-authors Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD and Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative CEO Mickey Tripathi, PhD acknowledged that HITECH is […]

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  • Health IT Expert Tripathi Digs Deep on Impact of Epic’s Share Everywhere Release

    15 September 2017 |

    Micky Tripathi feels that patients driving the innovation is the important takeaway from the big Epic news this week

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  • Can $10B Solve Healthcare’s Big Data Analytics, Productivity Woes?

    12 September 2017 |

    The healthcare industry is no stranger to weighty problems, including skyrocketing costs, slumping provider productivity, and the near-universal lack of big data liquidity – and it has certainly tried to implement its fair share of forceful solutions. The obvious inefficiency of such a system quickly gave rise to health information exchanges (HIEs), Direct secure messaging, […]

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  • HIE Collaboratives Helping to Advance Health IT Interoperability

    31 August 2017 |

    Health information exchange (HIE) collectives and networks-of-networks including eHealth Exchange, CommonWell, and Surescripts help promote secure health data exchange across healthcare facilities nationwide. Specifically, many networks-of-networks have been successful in promoting standardization through the use of the Carequality technical and legal framework. In 2016, CommonWell signed an agreement with Carequality to implement the Carequality Interoperability Framework to […]

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