Carequality Interoperability Framework expands with five new adopters

Carequality, an initiative of The Sequoia Project, announced five new adopters of the Carequality Interoperability Framework.

The companies are Coordinated Care Oklahoma, GE Healthcare, Kno2, Netsmart and OneRecord. The organizations join athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, Epic, NextGen Healthcare and Surescripts in contracting to implement the comprehensive framework.

Carequality is a multi-stakeholder initiative that has brought together public- and private-sector players to improve efforts to connect disparate networks and platforms.

“The diversity of organizations—from HIE to consumer access, large to small—adopting the Carequality Framework really highlights our vision for an interoperability framework that unites the entire healthcare continuum,” said Dave Cassel, director of Carequality, in a release. “Enabling patients and providers to access health records from the diverse participants in the Carequality ecosystem is a major step forward, not only for the healthcare experience but also for patient empowerment.”