Mariann Yeager

Digital Health

United States
Also Known As
CEO at The Sequoia Project

Mariann Yeager serves as CEO for The Sequoia Project, a non-profit 501c3 chartered to advance implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The Sequoia Project supports multiple health IT interoperability initiatives, including the eHealth Exchange and Carequality, and is expanding its efforts to solve critical health data sharing challenges. Under her leadership, the eHealth Exchange more than quadrupled connectivity in just 2 years, making it the largest network of its kind in the US, connecting almost 50% of all US hospitals and 100 million patients. Ms. Yeager also led the successful launch of Carequality, which interconnects data sharing networks using a national-level, consensus-driven approach, much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks. Ms. Yeager has more than 20 years of experience in the health IT field. Prior to The Sequoia Project, she worked with ONC for five years on ONC nationwide health information network initiatives. She also led the launch and operation of the first ambulatory and inpatient electronic health records (EHR) certification program in the US. Her prior experience also includes running the payer operations division for a large national healthcare clearinghouse, now Emdeon, as well as working at a leading national payer, CIGNA Healthcare. About the Sequoia Project The Sequoia Project is a non-profit public-private collaborative advancing secure, trusted and interoperable health information exchange nationwide. The Sequoia Project supports health IT interoperability initiatives, including: the eHealth Exchange, the country’s largest health data sharing network, connecting nearly 50% of all US hospitals, tens of thousands of medical groups for 100 million patients, Carequality, a multi-stakeholder initiative that enables health data sharing networks to interconnect much like the telecom industry did for linking cell phone networks and the RSNA Image Share Validation Program, which is an interoperability testing program to enable the sharing of medical images.

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