In 2012, The Sequoia Project was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) to advance the implementation of secure, Interoperable nationwide Health Information Exchange. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, transitioned management of its e-Health Exchange to The Sequoia Project for maintenance. Since 2012, the exchange has grown to become the largest Health Information Exchange network in the country. In 2014, the Sequoia Project began to support additional interoperability initiatives beginning with Carequality.
They have assembled, through these initiatives, and engagement with government and industry experts who can identify the barriers to interoperability and pioneer processes to make information exchange work on a national level. Their neutral body, inclusive of diverse participants, allows the creation of practical solutions to data exchange problems. As a nonprofit operating in the public interest, their governance process ensures transparent oversight of this work.
Their vision is to make the right health information accessible at the right place and time to improve the health and welfare of all Americans.