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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.

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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 Members Enable Patient Access to Their Health DataAugust 23, 2016

    Boston, Mass. CommonWell Health Alliance® today announced that members will be giving patients access to their health data for the first time via the CommonWell network. This access will be made possible by extending existing CommonWell services to enable a person to self-enroll in CommonWell, self-link their health records wherever they receive care, and self-query…

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  • CommonWell Announces National Deployment of Interoperability Services to the Post-Acute MarketFebruary 24, 2016

    CommonWell Health Alliance® today announced the availability of its cross-vendor interoperability services to the post-acute market. Brightree, Cerner and McKesson are among the first CommonWell members that have committed to deploying these services nationwide in 2016. Each year more than 10 million Medicare beneficiaries are discharged from acute care hospitals into a variety of post-acute…

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  • CommonWell Health Alliance Membership Continues to Expand Across the Care ContinuumFebruary 11, 2016

    CommonWell Health Alliance today announced seven new members are joining its effort to enhance nationwide health data exchange regardless of health IT vendor, geography or setting of care. These new members augment the reach of CommonWell Services in the ambulatory market, increase its membership representation for provider-engagement, imaging and EMS solutions, as well as expand…

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  • Soon You Will Be Able to Access Your Own Health Data Thanks to CommonWell and Its MembersAugust 23, 2016

    From the beginning, CommonWell has been dedicated to a simple but crucial vision and underlying belief that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs. After all, how many times have you arrived at a doctor’s appointment, only to have a clipboard handed to you to fill out your…

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  • Welcome our Newest CommonWell General MembersAugust 16, 2016

    I am pleased to share that three new General Members have joined CommonWell over the summer, bringing our total number of members to more than 50 and counting. Our newest members continue to build the diversity of our organization and demonstrate the power of collaboration to improve the exchange of data across the broad continuum…

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  • CommonWell Members Blab About Interoperability Progress to DateAugust 11, 2016

    Recently, CommonWell member representatives Scott Stuewe (Director of the Cerner Network at Cerner and co-chair of the CommonWell Utilization Committee) and Daniel Cane (CEO and co-founder at Modernizing Medicine) participated in a HealthcareScene Blab with John Lynn. During the live webinar, they shared an update on the progress of CommonWell Health Alliance and discussed the…

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