Ms. Yeager 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 eHealth Exchange, Carequality and the RSNA Image Share Validation Program.
Under her leadership, the eHealth Exchange, has more than quadrupled connectivity in just 3 years, making it the largest health data sharing network of its kind in the US, connecting more than 45% of all US hospitals and 100 million patients. Ms. Yeager also led the successful launch of Carequality which is now interconnecting data sharing networks, much like as the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks.
Ms. Yeager has more than 20 years of experience in the health information technology field. 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 electronic health records (EHR) certification program in the US. Her professional experience also includes running the payer operations division for a large national healthcare clearinghouse, health information privacy and security as well as work at a national health plan.