The Sequoia Project Press Releases

  • National Patient Matching Framework Updated

    12 June 2018 |

    The Sequoia Project Adopts Public Evaluation and Comment for Framework Vienna, VA – June 12, 2018 – The Sequoia Project announced the results of a multi-year effort of a diverse stakeholder workgroup to examine and revise best practices for patient matching between health information exchange partners. The revised whitepaper, entitled “A Framework for Cross-Organizational Patient […]

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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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  • The Sequoia Project’s CTO/ CIO Testifies Before National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

    17 May 2018 |

    Increasing Collaboration Between The Sequoia Project at National and International Levels (Vienna, VA – May 17, 2018) – Eric Heflin, CIO/CTO for The Sequoia Project, is set to provide expert testimony today at the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics’ Standards Subcommittee CIO Forum. Mr. Heflin will share the evolution of technical standards utilized by […]

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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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  • Lessons from Katrina and the 2017 California Fires: The Sequoia Project Spearheading Platform for Nationwide Health IT Disaster Response

    7 May 2018 |

    Nonprofit Convenes Experts to Move California Model to National-Level Solution (Vienna, VA – May 7, 2018) – When disaster strikes and families are relocated to shelters in their community or even further afield, prescription refills and other healthcare needs become more challenging. The Sequoia Project, in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), […]

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  • Carequality Trusted Exchange Framework Demonstrates Nationwide Network-to-Network Connectivity

    28 February 2018 |

    600,000+ Physicians exchanging more 2.4 million clinical documents per month under Carequality (Vienna, VA – February 28, 2018) – Carequality, an initiative of The Sequoia Project, reported today that the traction and growth of its national-level trusted exchange framework is fueled by a straightforward process, which focuses on the key essentials for interoperability. To date, more […]

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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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  • More than Half of All Healthcare Providers in the U.S. are Connected Electronically through the Carequality Interoperability Framework

    5 December 2017 |

    Healthcare Organizations are Exchanging More than 1.7 Million Clinical Documents per Month through Carequality (Vienna, VA – December 5, 2017) – During The Sequoia Project’s Annual Meeting taking place this week, one of its key initiatives, Carequality, reported tremendous growth since it became operational in July of 2016. To date, more than 1,000 hospitals, 25,000 […]

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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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