The Sequoia Project

  • ONC seeks comment on Trusted Exchange and Common Agreement

    25 July 2017 |

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology convened industry stakeholders at a kick-off meeting on Monday in Washington to help develop consensus around enabling network-to-network exchange of healthcare data nationally. Charged with supporting nationwide interoperability under the 21st Century Cures Act, Section 4003 of the law directs ONC to establish a trusted […]

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  • WY Medical Center Connects Epic EHR to eHealth Exchange

    11 July 2017 |

    Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Wyoming recently connected to the Sequoia Project’s eHealth Exchange using Epic EHR. Connecting to the federal eHealth Exchange gives CRMC access to the largest secure health data sharing network in the country.

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  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center connects to federal eHealth exchange

    3 July 2017 |

    Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has recently connected its electronic medical record system to the federal eHealth Exchange, the largest secure health-data sharing network in the nation. Through the eHealth Exchange, CRMC is now able to connect to healthcare organizations and federal agencies that use a variety of electronic medical record systems. This includes the […]

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  • 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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