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 eHealth Exchange, Carequality, and the RSNA Image Share Validation Program. Under her leadership, the eHealth Exchange has more than quadrupled connectivity, making it not only the first but the largest public-private health data sharing network in the US, connecting more than 65% of all US hospitals, four federal agencies, and supporting 109 million patients including active duty, retired, and veteran service members and their families. Ms. Yeager also led the successful launch of Carequality which is now interconnecting data sharing networks much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks.
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.