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The Sequoia Project is a leader in convening government and industry to solve the nation’s pressing health IT interoperability challenges through its independently governed initiatives including the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) and the RSNA Image Share Validation Program. To further drive connectivity in America, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) awarded The Sequoia Project a cooperative agreement to serve as the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) to implement the vision for a “network of networks” providing doctors with a “single on-ramp” to share patient records. Ms. Yeager will discuss the scope of The Sequoia Project, as well as the TEFCA progress made in collaboration with the ONC.

About the Presenter 

Mariann YeagerMariann Yeager | CEO, The Sequoia Project

Mariann Yeager (CEO) has more than 20 years of experience in the health information technology field. She currently serves as CEO for The Sequoia Project, a non-profit solely focused on advancing secure, interoperable nationwide health data sharing in the US. She also leads the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) effort, in close collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to develop, implement, and maintain the Common Agreement component of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) and to operationalize the Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) designation and monitoring process. The Sequoia Project also serves as a steward of independently governed health IT interoperability initiatives including the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) and the RSNA Image Share Validation Program. Under her leadership, The Sequoia Project supported, the startup, growth and maturation of two highly successfully interoperability initiatives, the eHealth Exchange and Carequality, which now operate as independent non-profit organizations. Prior to her tenure at The Sequoia Project, she worked with the HHS Office of National Coordinator (ONC) for five years on nationwide health information network initiatives. She also led the launch and operation of the first ambulatory and inpatient EHR certification program in the US. 

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