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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 Health Alliance Announces Member Expansion Plans for 2015April 9, 2015

    CommonWell Health Alliance today announced the commitment of five of its health IT vendor members—athenahealth, Cerner, CPSI, Greenway Health and McKesson—to actively deploy CommonWell services to health care provider sites nationwide throughout 2015. Already, more than 60 provider sites are live on CommonWell services across 15 states including: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts,…

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  • CommonWell Health Alliance Welcomes New Members Across the Health Care ContinuumApril 1, 2015

    CommonWell Health Alliance today announced the addition of five new members that significantly enhance the association’s nationwide footprint, share of the EHR marketplace and diversity across the care continuum. MEDITECH, Merge and Kareo join as contributing members while PointClickCare and Surgical Information Systems (SIS) join as general members. With the addition of these new members,…

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  • CommonWell Health Alliance Welcomes Executive DirectorMarch 25, 2015

    After conducting a national search, CommonWell Health Alliance (the "Alliance") today announced its first-ever executive director, Jitin Asnaani. In its search for the Founding Executive Director, the Board sought a candidate who could build on the current CommonWell momentum in nationwide data exchange. “Jitin has been instrumental in the CommonWell Health Alliance since its founding,”…

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Blog

  • Welcome to our Newest CommonWell General MembersJune 23, 2015

    I am excited to announce our latest membership additions. This month, we continue to build upon our strong representation from the wonderful health IT vendors market, and we begin to expand our membership to incorporate new healthcare stakeholders outside of the vendor community. We have four new General Members. Two are strong IT companies –…

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  • Record Locator Services – helping to connect your health history to your current health careMay 27, 2015

    Do you remember using the internet in the mid-1990s?  Before search engines had been invented?  Before you had Google, Yahoo, Altavista, and so on?  How much harder was it to find stuff on the internet?  Did you use the Web as much as you do today?  Was it even practical for you to do so?…

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  • Moving Closer to True Person-Centered InteroperabilityApril 21, 2015

    With the bipartisan legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Bill being drafted in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes mandates that systems be interoperable by the end of 2017 or face reimbursement penalties, the conversation continues around how we can push interoperability forward even faster. And, that’s the right conversation. Person-centered interoperability is essential…

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