SOURCE: The Sequoia Project

The Sequoia Project

July 14, 2016 09:00 ET

Carequality Seeks Applications for Steering Committee by July 29

Committee Administering First-of-its-kind Carequality Interoperability Framework

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwired - July 14, 2016) - Carequality, a nationwide framework for trusted exchange across different health data sharing networks, is now accepting applications for its Steering Committee. The committee seeks to build a broad representation of the healthcare ecosystem to continue to develop real-world, scalable interoperability solutions. Everyone is welcome to apply by July 29, 2016.

"The Carequality Interoperability Framework is now in the operational stage," said Dave Cassel, director of Carequality. "The Steering Committee's priority is oversight of this first-of-its-kind production exchange of network-to-network connections under a common trusted agreement."

With input from the Carequality Advisory Council and other stakeholders, the committee manages the work of Carequality, which includes supervising the initial roll-out of the dozen initial Implementers, adopting new use cases, and settling key decisions regarding the consensus-built Framework.

Members appointed this summer will serve September 2016 to September 2018. The Carequality Steering Committee of 14 members balances continuity with fresh perspective by rotating terms so that 50% of the seats have terms that expire each year. Past Steering Committee members have come from many stakeholder groups, including provider organizations, networks, payers, vendors, and others, including patient perspectives.

When this year's seven open seats are filled, the committee will elect this session's leadership. The committee is currently led by Chair Dr. Michael Hodgkins of the American Medical Association, and Vice Chair Hans Buitendijk of Cerner.

Applications are being accepted now through 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, July 29, 2015. Visit the application form now for more details and to begin the application process.

About Carequality

Carequality is a public-private collaborative facilitating a consensus-built, common interoperability framework to enable exchange between and among health data sharing networks. Carequality brings together a diverse group of representatives from the private sector and government to come to collective technical and policy agreement to enable data to flow seamlessly between and among networks, much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks. For more information, visit www.carequality.org and follow us at twitter.com/carequality.

About The Sequoia Project

The Sequoia Project is a non-profit 501c3 chartered to advance implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The Sequoia Project supports multiple, independent health IT interoperability initiatives, most notably: the eHealth Exchange, a rapidly growing community of exchange partners who share information under a common trust framework and a common set of rules; and Carequality, a public-private collaborative effort to build consensus among existing data sharing networks regarding technical specifications and best practices, much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks. For more information about The Sequoia Project and its initiatives, visit www.sequoiaproject.org. Follow The Sequoia Project on Twitter: @SequoiaProject.

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