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 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,…Read more
- 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,…Read more
- 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,”…Read more
- CommonWell ED Guest Blog: Electronic Health ReporterNovember 2, 2015
Check our Executive Director Jitin Asnaani’s guest blog on “Transparency, Collaboration, Innovation Key to Achieving Nationwide Interoperability” posted today on Electronic Health Reporter.Read more
- CommonWell is Banking on Nationwide InteroperabilityOctober 21, 2015
Many health IT industry experts have compared the evolution of health care interoperability to the banking industry, particularly in regards to the ATM network. Did you know that it took more than 50 years for Universal ATM access to be established from the time the first ATM was invented in 1939?  Or that multivendor software…Read more
- Social Security Administration joins CommonWell Health AllianceOctober 8, 2015
Just days following our CommonWell Fall Summit, where more than a hundred folks from our member companies came together to celebrate our past successes and work on our promising future, I am pleased to announce our 34th member of the Alliance – the Social Security Administration. As this is our first government agency to join…Read more