The Sequoia Project’s CEO to Participate in Panel at NATE/SHIEC/HUG Annual Conference, Discussing the Common Ground Spanning Health IT Initiatives Nationwide

McLean, VA – September 25, 2015 – The Sequoia Project’s CEO, Mariann Yeager, will participate in a panel on Monday, September 28 regarding health information exchange (HIE) hosted by the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE), the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) and HUG. Ms. Yeager, representing both the eHealth Exchange and Carequality (Sequoia Project initiatives), will join Commonwell, addressing the topic of progress towards achieving nationwide interoperability, as well as how various national initiatives inter-relate.

“There’s been a lot of focus recently on the issues still standing in the way of health IT interoperability. Though there’s still a lot to do, I believe most people would be surprised by how much progress has actually been made,” said Mariann Yeager. “We can’t celebrate until we’ve fully achieved interoperability for care organizations of all sizes and types, but progress is real and rapid. Direct competitors are working together because this is a challenge of national significance with very personal implications.”

The event will take place in Park City, Utah, and serves as the NATE/SHIEC/HUG annual conference. More information about the event can be found at http://nate-trust.org/nate-shiec-hug-annual-hie-conference.

About The Sequoia Project
The Sequoia Project, formerly Healtheway, is a non-profit 501c3 chartered to advance implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The Sequoia Project supports multiple, independent health IT interoperability initiatives, most notably: the eHealth Exchange, a rapidly growing community of exchange partners who share information under a common trust framework and a common set of rules; and Carequality, a public-private collaborative effort to build consensus among existing data sharing networks regarding technical specifications and best practices, much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks. For more information about The Sequoia Project and its initiatives, visit www.sequoiaproject.org. Follow The Sequoia Project on Twitter: @SequoiaProject.

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