The Sequoia Project

  • 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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  • At HIMSS17, unlock the power of your data

    6 February 2017 |

    “Data is the currency of the next century,” says Brian Ahier. And nowhere are health data and data management processes discussed, analyzed and examined more than at the annual HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition.

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  • More Government and Industry Health IT Experts Join The Sequoia Project’s Board of Directors

    6 February 2017 |

    Health IT Experts Provide Strategic Leadership and Expanded Opportunities for Cross-Collaboration of Interoperability Initiatives Vienna, VA – February 6, 2017 – The Sequoia Project, the leading independent advocate for nationwide health data sharing, announced today the addition of six new members to its board of directors. The following two government liaisons and four industry representative […]

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  • Healthcare’s Latest Interoperability Push

    17 January 2017 |

    Recent collaboration among big-name EHR vendors signals a new push towards greater health information exchange, although barriers in the market still remain Across the healthcare ecosystem, it’s hardly a secret that providers struggle to get pertinent medical information from exchange partners who use a different electronic health record (EHR) from their own. And if the […]

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