McLean, VA – October 9, 2015Carequality, the national public-private collaborative dedicated to developing and implementing a national health IT interoperability framework, is now seeking applications for its Advisory Council. Carequality strives for broad representation from across the entire healthcare continuum, and anyone interested in solving today’s interoperability challenges with real-world, implementation solutions is welcome to apply.

“To be effective and find creative solutions, we need input from diverse perspectives,” said Dave Cassel, director of Carequality. “Everyone involved in healthcare has a stake in health IT interoperability and should have an opportunity to take a seat at the table.”

Past Advisory Council members have included representatives from not only provider organizations, networks, and vendors, but also patient safety organizations, behavioral health organizations, government agencies, standards development organizations, and other healthcare settings such as labs, pharmacies and long term care facilities. In the spirit of transparency and inclusion, Advisory Council members are not required to represent current Carequality member organizations.

The Advisory Council provides input into all aspects of Carequality’s work. In the current term, the Advisory Council has played a direct role in developing Carequality’s Principles of Trust, defining policies for exchange via the Carequality Interoperability Framework, and establishing Carequality’s operational approach. Going forward, the Council will continue to provide input on in-progress work products, and work collaboratively with the Carequality Steering Committee on project prioritization and new use case development.

Applications are being accepted now through 5:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, October 23, 2015. Visit the Carequality blog for more details and to access the application form.


About Carequality
Carequality is a public-private collaborative that facilitates agreement among diverse stakeholders to develop and maintain a common interoperability framework enabling exchange between and among data sharing networks. Carequality brings together a diverse group of representatives from the private sector and government to come to collective agreement on how to enable data to flow seamlessly between and among networks and providers, much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks. For more information, visit and follow us at

About The Sequoia Project
The Sequoia Project 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 Follow The Sequoia Project on Twitter: @SequoiaProject.


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