The Sequoia Project Press Releases

  • Healthcare’s Latest Interoperability Push

    17 January 2017 |

    Recent collaboration among big-name EHR vendors signals a new push towards greater health information exchange, although barriers in the market still remain Across the healthcare ecosystem, it’s hardly a secret that providers struggle to get pertinent medical information from exchange partners who use a different electronic health record (EHR) from their own. And if the […]

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  • Collaboration Aims To Boost Data Exchange, Improve Interoperability

    12 January 2017 |

    Carequality and CommonWell Health Alliance have collaborated to boost data exchange and improve interoperability among providers. As part of the partnership, CommonWell will implement Carequality’s interoperability framework, allowing its members and clients to share data with any provider in the Carequality network. Initially, the collaboration will focus on allowing providers to request and retrieve patient […]

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  • Impact of eHealth Exchange on Nationwide Interoperability

    10 January 2017 |

    The eHealth Exchange functions at a national level to connect existing health information networks and healthcare organizations to improve the secure and information flow of patient data. Leveraging existing health IT infrastructure is an integral element of the federal plan for achieving nationwide interoperability and successfully implementing a learning health system. The eHealth Exchange is […]

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  • Carequality, CommonWell to Join Forces to Increase Interoperability

    28 December 2016 |

    CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality, two of the leaders in advancing data exchange, have agreed to connect their networks. Under the agreement, CommonWell will become a Carequality implementer on behalf of its members and their clients, enabling CommonWell subscribers to engage in data exchange through directed queries with any Carequality participant, according to a news […]

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  • Value of Carequality-CommonWell Interoperability Agreement

    28 December 2016 |

    The health data exchange agreement between The Sequoia Project’s Carequality and vendor-driven CommonWell Health Alliance warrants a second look, according to the President & CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. In a guest contribution to Life as a Healthcare CIO, Micky Tripathi put into the Carequality-CommonWell interoperability agreement in context, particularly in terms of its […]

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  • 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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