The Sequoia Project Press Releases

  • More Health Orgs Using Surescripts Health Data Exchange Service

    22 December 2016 |

    Surescripts National Record Locator Services improves health data exchange for 8 more leading health care organizations. In a crucial step toward nationwide interoperability, eight leading healthcare organizations went live with Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS) as of this week.

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  • Cedars-Sinai, Sutter Health, NorthShore, others sign on with Surescripts record locator service

    21 December 2016 |

    In an expansion that now covers 140 million patients and more than 2 billion patient visits, Surescripts says providers in eight health systems are the most recent to go live with its National Record Locator Service. The NRLS, which operates under the Carequality legal and technical frameworks, offers another approach to cross-system interoperability, allowing data […]

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  • Two Networks Pledge to Work Toward Interoperability

    20 December 2016 |

    Sometime before mid-2017, one of the greatest divides in health IT today will start to be bridged. Communities supporting two of the leading HIT data exchange networks, managed by CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality, will begin participating in pilot programs to bring each network’s most compelling service to members of the opposite network, according to […]

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  • 7 (plus 1) Predictions for Healthcare IT in 2017

    19 December 2016 |

    Last year, I had made five predictions for healthcare information technology in 2016. In this, my final post of 2016, I will be reviewing how my predictions turned out, and update the outlook for 2017. As I write this, President Obama has just signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, a remarkable achievement coming […]

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  • Cerner’s Burke: Massive new EHR collaboration ‘a big deal’ for clients

    16 December 2016 |

    Collaboration between two health care IT nonprofits will pave the way for easier information exchange between records systems. The CommonWell Health Alliance, a trade entity of health IT companies that offers tools for interoperability, will partner with Carequality, a 501(c)(3) that has developed a framework to establish the “rules of the road” for data sharing. […]

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  • CommonWell, Carequality Combine EHR Interoperability Efforts

    16 December 2016 |

    The ability of disparate electronic health records (EHRs) to exchange patient information — known as interoperability — took an important step forward on Wednesday with the announcement that CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality, the leading private-sector interoperability initiatives, had agreed to work together.

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  • Connectivity and Collaboration to Advance Interoperability Agreement

    15 December 2016 |

    CommonWell Health Alliance (@CommonWell) and Carequality (@CarequalityNet) announced an agreement to increase health IT connectivity nationwide. The agreement provides additional health data sharing options to a broad range of stakeholders across healthcare, and has three aspects: CommonWell will become a Carequality implementer on behalf of its members and their clients, enabling CommonWell subscribers to engage […]

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  • Sequoia Project forming Patient Identity Matching Workgroup

    15 December 2016 |

    The Sequoia Project, which operates eHealth Exchange, a national health information network, is calling on industry stakeholders along with policy and technical experts to join a new workgroup to find ways to improve and better standardize patient identity matching without using a national patient identification number.

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  • Sequoia to Launch Patient Matching Workgroup

    15 December 2016 |

    The Sequoia Project, the purveyor of the health information exchange framework Carequality, is seeking nine to 12 identity matching experts to serve on a workgroup on linking patients to their correct medical records. The group would sort through public comments in response to Sequoia’s patient matching framework and identify acceptable patient matching practices for Sequoia […]

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  • Patient Identity Management Work Group Announced

    15 December 2016 |

    The Sequoia Project to Convene Industry and Government to Improve Patient Matching Capabilities Nationwide Call for Participation Now Open VIENNA, VA (December 15, 2016) – The Sequoia Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to identifying and solving the remaining barriers to ubiquitous nationwide health data sharing, is seeking healthcare stakeholders, as well as policy and technical […]

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