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18 03, 2021

Doubling the Data: The Journey to True Interoperability for Adventist Health


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 [...]

Doubling the Data: The Journey to True Interoperability for Adventist Health2021-03-18T08:02:37-05:00
12 03, 2020

CommonWell Member Executives Share their Thoughts on COVID-19 and the New Data Sharing Rules


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.

CommonWell Member Executives Share their Thoughts on COVID-19 and the New Data Sharing Rules2020-03-12T19:04:29-05:00
22 03, 2018

HIMSS18: Interop Showcase and CommonWell TV member videos now available!


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 [...]

HIMSS18: Interop Showcase and CommonWell TV member videos now available!2019-01-15T15:52:45-06:00
6 03, 2018

CommonWell TV Kicks Off Today at HIMSS18


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 [...]

CommonWell TV Kicks Off Today at HIMSS182019-01-15T15:54:47-06:00
2 03, 2017

HIMSS17: It’s a wrap


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 [...]

HIMSS17: It’s a wrap2019-01-10T20:18:59-06:00
20 02, 2017

CommonWell TV is back for HIMSS17!


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: [...]

CommonWell TV is back for HIMSS17!2019-01-09T18:22:26-06:00
17 02, 2017

CommonWell at HIMSS17 – Know Before You Go


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 [...]

CommonWell at HIMSS17 – Know Before You Go2019-01-09T18:23:08-06:00
8 03, 2016

HIMSS16 in the books


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 [...]

HIMSS16 in the books2019-01-09T18:31:46-06:00
29 02, 2016

CommonWell Kicks off at HIMSS16 in Vegas!


Hello from Vegas! HIMSS always feels like the beginning of a New Year to me. Since CommonWell first announced our formation at HIMSS 13 in New Orleans, it has become our tradition to use it as an opportunity to celebrate the past year’s successes, report on our progress and share our future plans. It is also a time to connect with our Alliance members, as well as old and new industry friends. I honestly look forward to it every year. This year, CommonWell is focused on featuring what our amazing members are doing, as we have had quite a past year. We now have 41 members, 21 of whom have a presence on the HIMSS show floor.  Keep an eye out for our CommonWell insignia across the show floor or [...]

CommonWell Kicks off at HIMSS16 in Vegas!2019-01-09T18:32:57-06:00
28 02, 2014

HIMSS14: A Picture Perfect Week


This week on the HIMSS Exhibition floor, one of my former colleagues who swung by the CommonWell Health Alliance booth said to me "HIMSS is like a family reunion." That is so true. You reunite people you haven't seen in years. You meet new friends who are connected to someone you know. And you share stories as you catch up on both personal and professional happenings. Besides what we are working on at CommonWell (which is pretty awesome!), what's cool about working with CommonWell Health Alliance is that my health care "family" is expanding beyond my traditional industry and company affiliations. At CommonWell, my colleagues are from Allscripts, athenahealth, CPSI, Cerner, Greenway, McKesson, RelayHealth and Sunquest. Not to mention the addition of CVS and MEDHOST to our growing family. It [...]

HIMSS14: A Picture Perfect Week2019-01-10T19:47:19-06:00
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