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Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, discusses her organization’s role in advancing interoperability, patient matching strategies, and the future of health data exchange.

PODCAST: Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, Discusses Health Data Exchange Challenges and Opportunities

In the following RosettaHealth podcast interview, Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, discusses her organization’s role in advancing interoperability, patient matching strategies, and the future of health data exchange.

Founded in 2012, The Sequoia Project is a nonprofit with a mission to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange.

The organization supports multiple, independent health IT interoperability initiatives, most notably: the eHealth Exchange and Carequality. The Sequoia Project recently announced its nationwide deployment plan for the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) health IT platform that will expand the reach of the disaster response system.

The topic of health data interoperability challenges and opportunities are always top-of-mind of the organization.

“There are a number of challenges, which we actually look at as opportunities for enhancing interoperability,” said Mariann in the podcast interview. “We are seeing great promise for interoperability, and we are starting to see tangible benefits of health data exchange. In addition, by focusing on real-world implementation approaches, and making health IT really work across industry and government, we can collectively meet these challenges.”

Following are some key highlights from this podcast interview:

  • A high-level overview of The Sequoia Project and its mission. (:40)
  • More about the organization’s PULSE effort. (2:40)
  • How The Sequoia Project is addressing today’s patient matching challenges. (4:40)
  • Insights into the organizations recent restructuring. (7:30)
  • Today’s biggest health data exchange challenges and opportunities. (10:00)
  • What the future holds for The Sequoia Project and interoperability. (13:30)

We would like to thank Mariann for speaking with us. To learn more about The Sequoia Project, please click here.

 

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