We believe, above all else, that health IT must be inherently interoperable in order to work.
We believe that it is critical for interoperability to be built into our health IT systems, not bolted on as an afterthought.
We believe without interoperability, future innovations in health IT are limited and work only in pockets rather than benefiting the system as a whole.
Our Privacy Promise
CommonWell Health Alliance and its members understand the sensitivity of protecting health data and other personally identifiable data associated or shared with health care providers.
We are committed to supporting interoperability that requires robust privacy and security for all data exchanges through the Alliance services. As such, our services and specifications are designed with privacy as a key consideration.
Services and specifications adopted by CommonWell Health Alliance will strive to improve transparency to enable providers of care and patients to understand permitted uses, access and disclosure of protected health information and to facilitate the identity management in a manner that protects the privacy of the patient.
At CommonWell, together with our service provider and members, we are creating and executing a vendor-neutral platform that breaks down the technological and process barriers that currently inhibit effective health data exchange. And we are committed to defining and promoting a national infrastructure with common standards and policies.
We aren’t looking to reinvent the wheel. Rather, we are leveraging existing standards and policies in order to enable scalable, secure and reliable interoperability as easily as possible for our members and their customers across the nation.
CommonWell Health Alliance is devoted to the simple vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs. Additionally, provider access to this data must be built-in health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the people they serve.