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The Sequoia Project outlines the need for Information Technology structure in health care. It tends to focus on information exchange and others.

The Sequoia Project’s Emergency Preparedness Information Workgroup analyses loopholes. It was in the strategies to address the pandemic with health IT. The Sequoia Project’s Emergency Preparedness Information Workgroup constitutes information of the “federal partners. The health information exchanges and others.

They released a white paper to emphasize the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the health IT recommendations for the future. The paper holds the name “Pandemic Response Insights and Recommendations”. However, it focuses on the importance of consideration of public health entities. Also, it believes in using public health entities as collaborators and partners. It aims to provide equal access to data.

Debbie Condrey, chief operations officer, and chief information officer of the Sequoia Project, stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic brought circumstances that state and local public health agencies had to quickly act on. It forced me to create a plan of action for a moving target; every day seemed to bring new and evolving information.”

Condrey further added that the workgroup developed clear recommendations. The recommendation discusses policy, resources, equity, and more. We are also all ready for the future now.

The workgroup includes 18 members representing organizations. It holds the vision of delivering emergency responses.

They directly respond to residents of localities and states, including federal partners. The group took months to discuss the gaps in current strategies.

With SWOT Analysis, the workgroup issued 17 recommendations. These recommendations included a reconciliation of big ideas with realism and Addressing policy confusion. It also includes Addressing public health and emergency response. Also, facilitating health IT infrastructure Supports healthcare equity and many more.

The EPIW mentioned that the release of white paper is not its ultimate goal.

In 2022, it aims to add more public health and emergency responses. It also envisions focusing on recommendations and refining deliverables. It will also continue to provide a community of practice forums.

Members can discuss challenges in response to an emergency at the forum. It is also planning to select one or two recommendations. EPIW can contribute to public health. This will also result in quick and efficient emergency responses to the emergency.