The Sequoia Project

  • Document exchange firm Kno2 partners with ImageTrend

    20 April 2017 |

    Kno2, a company that optimizes patient document exchange, has partnered with ImageTrend, a developer of software solutions, data analytics and services for emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals, community paramedicing (CP), critical care, fire and preparedness. ImageTrend will integrate Kno2’s interoperability platform with ImageTrend Elite and Health Information Hub (HIH) to expand choices for achieving rapid, […]

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  • ImageTrend, Kno2 launch secure document exchange tool for EMS

    18 April 2017 |

    Kno2 and ImageTrend announced a partnership to enable emergency medical services and paramedic teams to more quickly and securely send, receive and query for electronic patient information, the companies said Tuesday.

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  • As FHIR Matures, Healthcare Interoperability Comes into Focus

    12 April 2017 |

    The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, better known as FHIR, has quickly seared itself into the consciousness of the health IT industry, becoming one of the most promising methodologies for open, seamless data exchange. In just a few short years, the internet-based interoperability standard has popped up on IT developers’ must-have list, capturing the attention of […]

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  • Industry groups press Congress to back private-sector patient matching solutions

    10 April 2017 |

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should provide technical assistance to private-sector led initiatives that promote patient safety by accurately identifying patients and matching them to their health information, 25 industry groups have informed members of Congress.

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  • Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Slow FHIR: Will a Much-Hyped Standard Turbo-Charge Interoperability—Or Maybe Not Quite?

    21 March 2017 |

    Industry leaders see a landscape filled with complexity, when it comes to FHIR’s potential for facilitating rapid progress towards healthcare IT interoperability Depending on whom you talk to, the U.S. healthcare system is either A) “totally on fire” with FHIR (the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources draft standard); B) awash with overblown hype on the potential […]

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  • Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates Connects to GaHIN

    20 March 2017 |

    Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates (AGA), one of the largest gastroenterology practices in the country, has connected with the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange (HIE) that facilitates the secure exchange of patient health information among hospitals, physicians, clinicians and other members of the medical community.

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  • National Record Locator Service Adds Vendors To Expand Nationwide Interoperability

    17 March 2017 |

    Surescripts has announced its National Record Locator Service (NRLS) is now live at 14 major health systems nationwide, allowing providers to locate and share records for 230 million patients in real time and boosting interoperability. The NRLS system enables providers to see where patients have previously received care and retrieves medical records regardless of geography.

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  • Apps showcase the benefits of FHIR on the front lines of care

    13 February 2017 |

    Russell Leftwich, MD, senior clinical advisor, interoperability, for InterSystems, discusses the benefits of FHIR at the point of care through the use of apps. Russell Leftwich, MD, is senior clinical advisor, interoperability, for InterSystems. Leftwich serves on the board of HL7 International, and is currently co-chair of the IHE USA Implementation Committee, co-chair of the […]

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  • Senior VA IT Officials Indicate Department Will Transition to Commercial EHR

    7 February 2017 |

    A senior IT official with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) told members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs during a hearing Tuesday that the department will move to a commercial off-the-shelf electronic health record (EHR) system. Rob Thomas, II, Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Acting CIO, Office of Information […]

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  • The Sequoia Project Adds Six New Members to Board of Directors

    6 February 2017 |

    Two government liaisons and four health IT industry leaders will join the board of directors of the Vienna, Va.-based The Sequoia Project, a non-profit organization focused on nationwide health data sharing. The six new board members will supplement the sitting board and will provide new perspectives in The Sequoia Project’s mission to make nationwide health […]

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