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Interoperability for the Common Good

We understand that in order for health IT to work, it must be inherently interoperable.

Today, our industry is fragmented and health data is siloed. Many have tried to improve data access to advance the delivery of care. Now is the time for the health care industry to take the lead and move beyond simply recognizing the issue.

Together, with our member companies, provider organizations and service provider, CommonWell is taking bold action to drive forward ubiquitous interoperability.  We are developing and offering services that are embedded natively in vendors’ own software, not bolted on as an afterthought. These services go beyond just one system, one organization or one community; they can connect nationwide.

CommonWell is committed to helping solve the longstanding problem of interoperability in the health care industry. We welcome all organizations – suppliers, providers, health-focused associations – who share in this vision to join us in banding together for Interoperability for the Common Good.

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Becoming a member

Does your organization strive to help make health data interoperable and improve the delivery of care for providers and the people they serve? Find out how you can join the Alliance and help achieve Interoperability for the Common Good.
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Health Care Provider

Participating as a provider

Are you a health care provider interested in leveraging CommonWell services? Find out where we are today and how CommonWell can benefit your organization and the people you serve.

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News

  • CommonWell Becomes First National Network to Use the Argonaut Project’s FHIR SpecificationsFebruary 16, 2017

    Brightree First Member to Deploy Boston, Mass., Feb. 16, 2017 – CommonWell Health Alliance® today announced it has completed building the first set of The Argonaut Project’s FHIR specifications into its core services—making it the first national network to enable comprehensive FHIR-based-exchange at scale. CommonWell, recognizing its critical role in improving nationwide health data exchange,…

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  • CommonWell Expanding Services as More Members Commit to Deploy NationwideFebruary 15, 2017

    Boston, Mass., Feb. 15, 2017 CommonWell Health Alliance® today announced that 14 members have committed to building new application programming interfaces (APIs) that will complement existing services and increase the value of the CommonWell network to individuals and caregivers. The existing CommonWell services, which include person enrollment, record location, patient identification and linking, and data…

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  • Carequality and CommonWell Health Alliance Agree on Connectivity and Collaboration to Advance InteroperabilityDecember 13, 2016

    Boston, Mass and Vienna, VA, December 13, 2016 CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality announced today an agreement to increase health IT connectivity nationwide. The agreement provides additional health data sharing options to a broad range of stakeholders across healthcare, and has three aspects: CommonWell will become a Carequality implementer on behalf of its members and…

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Blog

  • We Didn’t Start the FHIR…February 21, 2018

    With sincere apologies to Billy Joel, the title for this blog is actually very accurate. We didn’t start the FHIR. Modern interoperability is all about standing on the shoulders of giants and the work that comes before you. And that is what FHIR does – it takes many good things that have impacted healthcare interoperability…

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  • Ready, Aim, FHIR! How CommonWell is using FHIRFebruary 20, 2018

    CommonWell and FHIR go way back. We embraced it from the beginning. We were the first network in production with the HL7 FHIR v.0.08 specification for patient identity management in 2014. And a year ago, we became the first network to put APIs into production that conform to the DSTU2 version. But how did FHIR,…

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  • Beyond the EHR: Diversity in Our MembershipFebruary 15, 2018

    Five years ago, five health IT leaders from competing companies stood on a stage during HIMSS13 and announced they were coming together to breakdown the silos of health data exchange. I remember standing in that New Orleans hotel ballroom, proud of what my industry was doing and excited for what was about to come. Many…

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