Eric Heflin

The Sequoia Project
Eric Heflin, the chief technology officer and chief information officer of The Sequoia Project, is a three-decade veteran of the health IT software industry where he’s served as an entrepreneur, software engineer, architect, and in various managerial roles. Under his leadership, the eHealth Exchange, the nation’s largest public-private health data sharing network, has more than quadrupled connectivity in just 3 years, making it the largest health data sharing network of its kind in the US, connecting 65% of all US hospitals and 109 million patients. Mr. Heflin was also instrumental in the launch of Carequality which is now interconnecting data sharing networks, much like as the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks, supporting 1.5 million clinical document shared in just the first 12 months. In addition to his role with The Sequoia Project, Eric is the CTO of the Texas state-wide HIE for the Texas Health Services Authority. He is a member of the IHE USA Board of Directors and has served on multiple ONC Federal Advisory Committees as an SME focused on national scale security, interoperability, directories, and patient matching. His professional interests include very large-scale systems, trust frameworks, interoperability standards, patient matching, AI, and analytics.