Carequality’s Alan Swenson Selected for Utah Business 40 Under 40 Award

February 23, 2023 |
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Executive Director Honored for Accomplishments Leading Nationwide Health IT Interoperability Efforts

(Vienna, VA – February 24, 2023) Carequality, the non-profit trusted exchange framework for nationwide health information exchange, today announced that its executive director, Alan Swenson, who is a Utah resident, was named one of Utah Business’ 40 Under 40 award winners. The distinction recognizes Swenson’s work at the forefront of efforts to successfully connect health information networks electronically across the nation, making it possible for organizations to share patient records as needed—regardless of geography or technology.

Swenson’s work supports health data sharing among most of the United States’ largest hospitals, health systems, and health technology vendors. He leads an industry consortium that ensures health technologies can securely share data to promote better patient care and ensure doctors have the most up-to-date information for treatment.

Among the many accomplishments Swenson has achieved in his tenure as Carequality executive director, he:

  • – Expanded Carequality’s framework to more than 350 million clinical documents exchanged per month.
  • – Convened private sector and government entities to put in place technical and policy agreements to enable secure nationwide health data sharing.
  • – Implemented updates to Carequality to make it possible for federal agencies and healthcare providers to share information with each other.
  • – Enabled nationwide healthcare coordination, resulting in more than 600K care providers, 50K clinics, and 4,200+ hospitals using the health data sharing framework.
  • – Supported the federal government’s Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement to ensure all healthcare systems are connected and all patients and caregivers have fast and easy access to their medical records online.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized on a list made up of such an impressive group of Utah innovators,” said Swenson. “I know Carequality’s work is making a direct difference in patients’ lives, and while it’s an honor to be included, I need to share the credit. This is really a win for the Carequality team and a broad community collaborating to make healthcare work more effectively for everyone.”

The 40 Under 40 Awards honor Utah’s top professionals by highlighting the ways they are elevating the future of business. Swenson received the award Feb. 23 and is featured in the February issue of Utah Business.

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About Carequality

Carequality is a national-level, consensus-built, interoperability framework to enable exchange between and among health information networks. Carequality brings together diverse groups, including electronic health record vendors, record locator service providers and other types of existing networks, to determine technical and policy agreements to enable data to flow between and among networks, platforms and geographies.

The Carequality Framework provides the essential elements for trusted national exchange, such as common rules of the road, well-defined technical specifications and a participant directory.


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