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In the following podcast interview, Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, discusses new efforts at her organization to address the information blocking challenge in healthcare, and much more.

PODCAST: Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, Discusses New Information Blocking Working Group

In the following podcast interview, Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, discusses new efforts at her organization to address the information blocking challenge in healthcare, and much more.

 

Last month, the ONC released its 724-page information blocking rule (PDF), and CMS released a proposed rule (PDF). In response to this, The Sequoia Project recently launched a new working group as part of its Interoperability Matters cooperative centered on addressing information blocking.

According to a recent EHR Intelligence articlethe work group is comprised of public and private stakeholders focused on discussing, evaluating, and commenting on the proposed information blockings published by ONC.

“To solve these interoperability problems, we realized that we can’t do it on our own,” said Mariann in this podcast. “We wanted to elevate the work we have been doing by creating a public-private cooperative for identifying key impediments and challenges with regards to interoperability, and prioritizing the key issues that we all encounter.”

Following are some additional highlights from this interview:

  • More about The Sequoia Project and its mission. (:40)
  • Insights into the organization’s new information blocking working group. (1:20)
  • More about information blocking, and why it happens in the healthcare arena. (3:00)
  • The impact that the information blocking has on health systems, payers, technology vendors and patients. (5:00)
  • Mariann’s perspective on what the future holds with regards to health data sharing. (7:00)
  • How the private sector has done a great job of addressing this issue. (8:40)

To learn more about The Sequoia Group’s new information blocking working group, please click here

To learn more about how RosettaHealth can assist with any health information challenges you might have, book a free consultation with one of our interoperability experts.

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