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10 05, 2022

CommonWell TV 2022: Data Quality & Its Role in Health Equity

2022-05-10T07:58:48-05:00

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” Having a complete view of an individual’s clinical data is vital to achieving this. During CommonWell TV 2022, we asked our members to reflect on this very important topic by asking this question: Why is data quality critical, not just to improve data exchange, but to improve equity in health care? Read below for their responses and watch this year’s CommonWell TV videos here. Data quality underpins everything we all want to accomplish. If data is missing from a message, coded in a [...]

CommonWell TV 2022: Data Quality & Its Role in Health Equity2022-05-10T07:58:48-05:00
14 04, 2022

CommonWell TV 2022: Because of Interop, by 2030

2022-04-14T07:56:31-05:00

During CommonWell TV 2022, we took a page from the U.S. Health & Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and asked our members to speculate on the future of interoperability by asking them to finish this statement: Because of interop, by 2030… Read below for their reactions and watch this year’s CommonWell TV videos here. Personalized medicine will improve to a significant extent. Remote patient monitoring will take off to a different level. Patient ownership of data and understanding will increase therefore there will be a huge influx of solutions that allow people to use and improve their health by 2030. —Venkat Timmaraju, Founder & CEO, Oprable What’s more important is not what will happen but what should happen. In the next eight years, I would [...]

CommonWell TV 2022: Because of Interop, by 20302022-04-14T07:56:31-05:00
31 03, 2022

CommonWell TV 2022: Health IT Execs on TEFCA

2022-03-31T11:25:41-05:00

While there are regional and national interoperability hubs like CommonWell working at scale across the country, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) recent Trusted Exchange Framework and the Common Agreement (TEFCA) aims at pushing the health IT industry to certify these hubs as highly scalable, highly secure utility grade systems and connect them via standardized exchange practices and patient search capabilities. TEFCA is asking entities that meet the set of qualifications it is now drawing up to become Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs), which will work to connect with other QHINs to vastly expand interoperability across the United States. What does this mean for CommonWell and its members? CommonWell intends to be in the first wave of QHINs and is eagerly awaiting the final agreement including [...]

CommonWell TV 2022: Health IT Execs on TEFCA2022-03-31T11:25:41-05:00
11 03, 2022

CommonWell TV 2022: Health IT Execs on FHIR & Healthcare

2022-03-11T15:24:01-06:00

In our newest round of CommonWell TV interviews, we asked about a perpetually hot topic, FHIR. While CommonWell has been using FHIR since its inception, soon, CommonWell will be enabling discrete data exchange via FHIR across its network.

CommonWell TV 2022: Health IT Execs on FHIR & Healthcare2022-03-11T15:24:01-06:00
19 01, 2022

I’m Building My Personal Health Record with OneRecord: Here’s Why it Matters

2022-01-19T13:01:36-06:00

I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease when I was seven years old. No one knew at the time that this diagnosis would be the start of nearly two decades of illness, of new diagnoses, and of managing my health. I have always been more than my illness, but my experience living with chronic illness has shaped my life and my identity. It’s also inspired me to use my voice to share my story and to empower others to do the same, whether they have a chronic illness or not.

I’m Building My Personal Health Record with OneRecord: Here’s Why it Matters2022-01-19T13:01:36-06:00
15 12, 2021

Building a Dragon to Improve Interoperability

2021-12-16T18:06:08-06:00

CommonWell has proven experience breaking down traditional silos to build a pretty good-looking dragon, but we are still working to find that missing piece to make it breathe fire. Learn more and check out other end-of-year reflections from our Executive Director in our newest blog.

Building a Dragon to Improve Interoperability2021-12-16T18:06:08-06:00
20 10, 2021

CommonWellTV 2021: Join the #InteropDoneRight Crew!

2021-10-19T16:38:28-05:00

We asked a few of our members – both new and old – to reflect on why they joined CommonWell and our #InteropDoneRight effort. Check out their answers in our newest blog.

CommonWellTV 2021: Join the #InteropDoneRight Crew!2021-10-19T16:38:28-05:00
28 09, 2021

CommonWell TV 2021: The Next Evolution in Health IT

2021-09-28T08:32:04-05:00

Curious what shopping for cars has to do with health care? Or what the difference between telehealth and telehealth plus is? Check out our newest blog and CommonWellTV 2021 interviews to find answers.

CommonWell TV 2021: The Next Evolution in Health IT2021-09-28T08:32:04-05:00
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