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Mariann Yeager

by Jasmine Batchelor

January 24, 2018

Chief Executive Officer,
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. The Sequoia Project 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, Sequoia Project initiative eHealth Exchange, a nationwide public-private health information network, more than quadrupled connectivity, connecting more than 75% of all US hospitals, four federal agencies, and supporting 120 million patients including active duty, retired, and veteran service members and their families. Ms. Yeager also led the successful launch of Carequality, an interoperability trusted exchange framework, which is now interconnecting data sharing networks much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks. Today, more than 600,000 physicians are enabled to share health information across 40,000 clinics and 1,700 hospitals via the framework. In 2018, the eHealth Exchange and Carequality were launched as independent non-profit organizations reflecting their increased maturity and sustainability as former initiatives. 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.