Season2 Ep4

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This episode features Didi Davis, Vice President of Informatics, Conformance & Interoperability at The Sequoia Project. Davis has over three decades of experience in the healthcare industry and is nationally known as a subject matter expert in healthcare standards and interoperability design and strategy.

Davis describes the arc of her career as a “journey in serendipity,” when the idea of interoperability was just that: an idea. "Back then," she says, "less than 20% of hospital systems even had an electronic health record."

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Didi Davis

Vice President of Informatics, Conformance & Interoperability, The Sequoia Project

For nearly a decade, Davis has been a vice president at The Sequoia Project, where she leads the development and ongoing improvement of testing and certification programs to enable the large-scale, secure, interoperable exchange of health information. Davis began working in healthcare early in her career, as a budget analyst with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Among many career highlights, Davis has served as a senior director at HIMSS, as interim CEO at CareSpark, a nonprofit regional health information exchange, and as founder and president of interoperability consultancy company Serendipity Health. Davis has many awards and accolades to her name, including 2021 DirectTrust Interop Hero and 2022 HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT.


Melanie Marcus

Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer, Surescripts

Marcus joined Surescripts in 2017, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience working at the intersection of marketing, technology and healthcare. Based in our Arlington, Virginia, office, she loves serving as “chief storyteller” and hosts Surescripts’ award-winning podcast, There’s A Better Way: Smart Talk on Healthcare and Technology, helping people understand how technology unites our fragmented healthcare system. Marcus is passionate about leading an organizational focus on “customer obsession” where we put customer value first as we work to increase patient safety, lower costs and ensure quality care. Marcus currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Sequoia Project and the Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer. She also serves as NCPDP Foundation's National Advisory Council (NAC) Chair for Role and Value of the Pharmacist.