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Breaking Down Boundaries: Interoperability and Health Data Sharing


20 November 2017


The Sequoia Project is the leading interoperability organization in the United States, pioneering the nation’s first public-private health data sharing network (eHealth Exchange) and a new national-level trust framework for exchange among networks (Carequality). Mariann Yeager, CEO, will share valuable insights from building nationwide health data sharing initiatives, which enable exchange across disparate geographies, vendors, technologies and networks. Discussion will include a history of the evolving market and government dynamics, privacy challenges, incentives to share data, and other lessons learned regarding barriers to exchange faced in the U.S. and Canada.

Mariann Yeager, MBA Chief Executive Officer, The Sequoia Project

Ms. Yeager serves as CEO for The Sequoia Project, a non-profit advancing implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange in the United States. The Sequoia Project supports health IT interoperability initiatives, the eHealth Exchange, Carequality, and RSNA Image Share Validation. Under her leadership, the eHealth Exchange, the country's first public-private health data sharing network, has more than quadrupled connectivity, making it the largest network of its kind. The network connects 65% of all US hospitals and 109 million patients. Ms. Yeager also led the successful launch of Carequality, an interoperability trusted exchange framework that is now interconnecting data sharing networks, much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks.

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