eHealth Exchange News

  • GRAChIE Using eHealth Exchange to Mobilize Connection Points for Hurricane Florence Evacuees

    14 September 2018 |

    eHealth Exchange Network Model Ensures Secure, Interoperable Health Information Exchange VIENNA, Va., Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the nation braces for the force of Hurricane Florence, the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange (GRAChIE) is working to connect to eHealth Exchange participants in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida in preparation […]

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  • The Sequoia Project to Present at ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum

    1 August 2018 |

    Non-profit to co-lead all-day track on patient matching; participate in diverse panel sessions (Vienna, VA – August 1, 2018) – The Sequoia Project is pleased to announce it is presenting at The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) 2nd Interoperability Forum on August 6th-8th, 2018 in Washington, DC.  This three-day event will […]

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  • Statement on the Passage of VA Mission Act

    23 May 2018 |

    Statement by The Sequoia Project CEO Mariann Yeager on Passage of the VA MISSION Act (H.R. 5674/ S. 2193) “For many years, we’ve seen veterans and their providers frustrated because veteran health records were not accessible to private sector providers due to an administrative issue. The VA Mission Act provides an important fix that will […]

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  • eHealth Exchange to Become Carequality Implementer

    10 May 2018 |

    Parent Organization, The Sequoia Project, to Update Corporate Structure While Remaining 501(c)3 Non-Profit (Vienna, VA – May 10, 2018) – The Sequoia Project, a non-profit dedicated to solving health IT interoperability for the public good, announced today its intentions to update its corporate structure this summer. The new corporate structure will reflect the continued maturation […]

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  • The Sequoia Project’s CTO/CIO Joins ONC’s U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force

    21 February 2018 |

    Brings Real-World Standards & Data Interoperability Implementation Experience (Vienna, VA – February 21, 2018) – Eric Heflin, CIO/CTO for The Sequoia Project, has been appointed to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee’s (HITAC) U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force (USCDI). Established by the 21stCentury Cures Act (P.L. 114-225) the HITAC and its taskforces inform the work of the […]

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  • The Sequoia Project’s Annual Meeting to Draw Health IT Leaders Nationwide to Discuss Data Sharing Progress and the Path Forward

    16 November 2017 |

    Event to be held December 5-6 in Gaylord National Harbor, Maryland (Vienna, VA – November 16, 2017) – The Sequoia Project, the leading independent advocate for nationwide health data sharing, announced today that its annual meeting will be held on December 5-6, 2017 in Gaylord National Harbor, Maryland. The event will draw health IT leaders […]

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  • Veterans Benefit from eHealth Exchange as More Seek Care in Private Sector

    9 November 2017 |

    Expanding Electronic Health Data Sharing Network Supports Veterans and Their Families (Vienna, VA – November 9, 2017) – Over 1.5 million Veterans enrolled with the Department of Veterans (VA) have been identified as receiving part of their care with one or more of VA’s eHealth Exchange Community Healthcare Partners.  These Veteran’s medical records are available for […]

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  • Improving Provider Satisfaction in the Post-HITECH Era

    15 September 2017 |

    A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine examined the impact of the HITECH Act on EHR adoption and advised policymakers on ways to improve provider satisfaction and health IT innovation in the post-HITECH era. Co-authors Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD and Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative CEO Mickey Tripathi, PhD acknowledged that HITECH is […]

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  • HIE Collaboratives Helping to Advance Health IT Interoperability

    31 August 2017 |

    Health information exchange (HIE) collectives and networks-of-networks including eHealth Exchange, CommonWell, and Surescripts help promote secure health data exchange across healthcare facilities nationwide. Specifically, many networks-of-networks have been successful in promoting standardization through the use of the Carequality technical and legal framework. In 2016, CommonWell signed an agreement with Carequality to implement the Carequality Interoperability Framework to […]

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  • HIMSS, EHRA urge ONC to tap existing models for Trusted Exchange Framework

    28 August 2017 |

    Two health IT groups are calling for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to use existing private sector interoperability models as the agency finalizes guidelines for trusted data exchange. The ONC is currently developing a Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement required under the 21st Century Cures Act to facilitate health data interoperability. […]

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