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 Submits Comments to ONC regarding draft TEFCA and USCDIFebruary 20, 2018
CommonWell Health Alliance submitted comments to the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the draft Trusted Exchange Framework (TEFCA) published on January 5, 2018, as well as the accompanying US Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) draft. We emphasized our support of the goals and direction articulated by…Read more
- 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
- What Summer Vacation?!? Connecting to CarequalityAugust 2, 2018
While families headed to the beaches, children caught fireflies and parents counted down the time until school was back in session, we at CommonWell have had a very productive summer. There are many updates we are excited to share via our blog in the coming weeks, but the most frequent question I receive is “how…Read more
- Advancing Exchange, Driving ChangeJune 28, 2018
Interoperability has always been a cornerstone of MEDITECH’s vision for healthcare IT. And through our partnership with CommonWell Health Alliance®, we’re pleased to be taking another large step for connectivity, by successfully deploying CommonWell interoperability services at Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) in Alliance, Ohio. As the first fully FHIR-enabled CommonWell member, MEDITECH is leveraging the…Read more
- Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!June 27, 2018
Since the beginning, CommonWell has had a clear vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs. Our three newest General Members share this mission, focusing on provider access to health data and improving the delivery of care where it is needed most. Please join me in welcoming…Read more