Clinical Architecture, a leading healthcare data quality solution provider, has joined the Sequoia Project Data Usability Taking Root Initiative as an implementer. Taking Root is a cross-industry community of practice focused on improving the completeness and usability of healthcare data.
The Sequoia Project, in collaboration with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), is asking the healthcare community to come together to join this initiative on one of three levels: Supporter, Implementer or Sponsor. Supporters are members of the interoperability community who are invited to serve in a workgroup to aid in the development of the V2.0 Data Usability Guide. Implementers will adopt the V1.0 Data Usability Guide that promotes consistency across technologies. And Sponsors will invest in the development of materials, toolkits, meetings and outreach to launch and grow the Taking Root movement on a national scale.
Taking Root participants will choose their own implementation pathways and paces and select topics most meaningful to their organizations. The initiative specifically targets improvements necessary for semantic interoperability of health information beginning with the quality of clinical data shared between healthcare providers.
The Sequoia Project is a non-profit, 501c3, public-private collaborative chartered to advance implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The Sequoia Project serves as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). Learn more about the Sequoia Project and how to participate in the Taking Root initiative here.