“I survived HIMSS21.” That was the T-shirt I expected to find on every street corner of Las Vegas. Between the Delta variant surge alerts, the excruciating desert heat, and the discomfort (albeit appropriate and necessary) of all-day face masks, HIMSS21 was a game of wills at times. That being said, it also was one of the more high-touch, brain-stimulating conferences I have attended. The conversations were on point. The attendees were engaged. The topics were, well, topical. As my plane took off from Las Vegas, I reflected on the week. My internal dialog went something like this: what is different, what is the same, and what should we do next? Let’s start with: what’s the same? [...]
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CommonWell was founded on the simple premise that, working together, we can break down barriers to health data exchange. As part of our industry-wide collaborative effort, we knew having health care providers’ candid input and involvement was imperative to our shared success. That’s why CommonWell formed the Provider Advisory Council (PAC) in 2016. PAC members represent a cross-section of: Health care venues: urban and community hospitals, post-acute, ambulatory, specialty Roles: CEO, CIO, CMO, nurse, physician, pharmacist, IT, operations CommonWell Service Adopters: athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Evident, Health Gorilla, MatrixCare and more The 12-member Council meets with CommonWell leaders on a bi-monthly basis, ensuring the voices of providers, staff and patients are captured throughout all CommonWell efforts. Read on to get to know a few of our PAC members! [...]
Adventist Health has more than 20 hospitals and 250 clinics in more than 80 communities on the West Coast and in Hawaii. With millions of patients being served per year, the need for their health IT systems to interoperate with each other—both inside and outside of the Adventist Health system – is paramount. Last month, Adventist Health shared how implementing the Cerner HIE in 2019 and connecting to the CommonWell nationwide data exchange network, including its connection to Carequality, took Adventist Health from one-way data sharing to “true interoperability.” With that one connection to CommonWell, Adventist Health clinicians immediately had the ability to access data from more 50,000 provider sites nationwide. The additional data available to its clinicians from outside sources was profound: End users have retrieved more than 44 million [...]
This week, CommonWell had the unique opportunity to talk with a wide variety of thought leaders during such a pivotal and tumultuous time for our industry. As such, we decided to go a bit off script and ask some of these experts about both the new CMS and ONC data exchange rules and the COVID 19 pandemic. Watch excerpts from CommonWell TV to hear what they had to say.
Two weeks ago, CommonWell closed on its sixth HIMSS, celebrating 5 years since announcing our formation at HIMSS13. More than 40 of our nearly 80 member companies helped us celebrate at our Member Reception on Tuesday evening. Throughout the conference, seven of our CommonWell members participated in the Nationwide Care Transitions use case in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. During the live demonstrations, the participants featured CommonWell services built into their software and showed how patient data is shared across health IT systems, provider sites and geographies. In case you missed it, you can view a video of the Interop Showcase demonstration on the CommonWell YouTube station. Also available for viewing are our CommonWell TV interviews with 32 member executives and interoperability experts. Take a listen to these short videos to [...]
For our third year in a row, CommonWell Health Alliance will be helping to bring the HIMSS18 show floor right to your computer screen. Please join us starting today and through the conference as we host CommonWell TV from HIMSS18 in Vegas We have booked interviews on the half hour with different executives from 30 CommonWell exhibiting member companies, as well as CommonWell Executive Director Jitin Asnaani. We’ll be filming at their booths, asking them questions about the state of interoperability and how they are working to break down barriers to nationwide data exchange. Take a look at who we will be featuring over the next two days: Tuesday, March 6 Schedule Cerner: Kashif Rathore, Vice President, Interoperability athenahealth: Evan Grossman, Vice President, Integration Services eClinicalWorks: Navi Gadhiok, Director, Interoperability [...]
This year marks our 5th Anniversary at HIMSS, which hardly seems possible for those of us who have been a part of CommonWell since day one. This year seemed to be especially fun, with individuals from many of our member companies staffing our booth. We had a great time hosting new and old friends in our booth and enjoyed highlighting the more than 9800+ provider sites committed to using CommonWell services on our life-size map wall. Twenty-six of our 60+ member companies participated at HIMSS in Orlando. Continuing the tradition, all proudly showcased their CommonWell membership in their booths, while some even shared service demos and testimonials. New this year, we hosted more than 300 people at our CommonWell [...]
In case you are missing HIMSS in Orlando, we invite you to log on to CommonWellTV.com for footage straight from the HIMSS show floor! Hear from industry icons and from more than 20 CommonWell member executives as they share their thoughts on CommonWell, interoperability and the future of the health care industry – all from the HIMSS show floor! Check out our interview schedule for the next two days: Interview Schedule - Monday, February 20 Cerner: David McCallie, SVP Medical Informatics lifeIMAGE: Janak Joshi, Chief Technology Officer NATE: Aaron Seib, CEO OBIX by Clinical Computer Systems, Inc: Kim Sell, CEO WoMBA: Eli Rowe, CEO Philips Wellcentive: Rasheed Baqai, Senior Manager, Payer Solutions Aprima: Neil Simon, Chief Operating Officer eClinicalWorks: Tushar Malhotra, Director, Interoperability MEDITECH: Stephen Valutkevich, Product Solutions Manager RelayHealth: [...]
Hello from sunny Orlando! Home of Disney World, the Harry Potter Experience at Universal and the HIMSS17 conference, all of which given me a twinge of awe and amazement when I walk through the gates/doors (and each of which always leave my feet hurting at the end of the day). This year at HIMSS, I am contemplating wearing sneakers versus my fashionable flats given all that is going on, particularly around CommonWell If you are me, having a plan for how you spend your time at HIMSS is key to a stress-free, education and networking-filled time at the Conference. I hope you will include CommonWell as one of your “must see” points at the show. To help in your planning, here are my top 5 things to see from CommonWell [...]
Wow! It hardly seems possible that it was just a week ago when we were hosting our 4th consecutive booth at HIMSS. It was a packed four days, filled with networking, education and celebration. This year, we had 21 of our 40+ member companies participating at HIMSS. As you can see, they were proud to display their CommonWell membership, with many of them sharing service demos and testimonials on their booths. We also hosted a reception for our attending members on Monday evening. It was great to catch up with familiar faces and meet our newest members. And what a crew we had in attendance! If you weren’t able to attend HIMSS, you are still in luck! Many of our member companies participated in our inaugural CommonWell TV program, shot [...]