Why CommonWell Health Alliance
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.
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.
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.
- 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,…Read more
- 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…Read more
- 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…Read more
- Context Matters: health data access that helps our First RespondersOctober 3, 2017
National Health IT Week is a time to reflect on the impact of health IT in the U.S. – on the system and the individuals we serve. What struck me about the role of HIT this year was the poignant plight of evacuees in the face of disaster. From wildfires in Montana and California to…Read more
- CommonWell in the NewsAugust 29, 2017
As our Executive Director Jitin Asnaani said in our Summer Update back in June, CommonWell continues to rock and roll - both in terms of interoperability and in the news. During this past month, Jitin has shared his insights with Becker’s Hospital Review in a Q&A about the Alliance, the challenges of achieving true interoperability in…Read more
- Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!August 9, 2017
CommonWell Health Alliance continues to grow and expand our diverse group of members. With the addition of these newest six members, CommonWell now has almost 70 members representing more than 20 settings of care. These newest members range from data sharing networks and systems integrators to identity platforms and industry associations, serving patients and caregivers…Read more