Executive Director Is Honored for Leading the Advancement of Secure Nationwide Health IT Interoperability
(Vienna, VA – December 5, 2023) – Carequality, the non-profit trusted exchange framework for nationwide health information exchange, announced that its executive director, Alan Swenson, was named a 2023 DirectTrust Interop Hero last month.
The award recognizes the outstanding work and vision of Swenson’s interoperability efforts at the apex of connecting health information technology (IT) networks electronically. He leads Carequality’s efforts to ensure health technologies can securely share data to promote better patient care and enable doctors to have the most up-to-date information for treatment.
Under his leadership, Swenson has expanded Carequality’s framework to more than 400 million clinical documents exchanged per month. He has enabled nationwide healthcare coordination, resulting in more than 600K care providers, 50K clinics, and 4,200+ hospitals using the health data sharing framework.
“I’m honored to rank among the leading group of health IT interoperability advocates with this Interop Hero award,” Swenson said. “Carequality has been a driving force in ensuring healthcare systems are connected, giving patients and caregivers immediate access to their medical records online via a secure and reliable framework. This award represents a team effort and commitment to make certain that healthcare data is easily shared for the benefit of everyone’s health.”
DirectTrust is a pioneer in offering technical trust and confidence in the secure exchange of health information. The DirectTrust Interoperability Hero Initiative recognizes the efforts of organizations, teams, or individuals to advance interoperability. https://directtrust.org/interop-hero
Carequality, a 501c3 non-profit, is a national-level, consensus-built, interoperability framework to enable exchange between and among health information networks and service platforms. Carequality supports secure access to health information across diverse networks, including those operated by electronic health record vendors, record locator service providers, health information exchanges, and others. The connectivity is governed by technical and policy agreements developed and maintained by a broad group of industry and government stakeholders. More information: https://carequality.org/.