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 [...]
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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 [...]
Since CommonWell Health Alliance took the stage the first day of HIMSS last year to announce our vendor-led collaboration around seamless interoperability, we have been repeatedly asked – what can you do at HIMSS14 that will exceed the buzz you generated in 2013? Our answer has always been the same. Prove it works. And that is exactly what we intend to do. So, while we don’t want to shed too much light on our updates, efforts and just general cool stuff that we will unveil at HIMSS, we did think it would be fun to provide a sneak peek at what we have been up to during the last year and what you can expect to see more of at our HIMSS booth # 1389. For the seven founding members [...]