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12 12, 2017

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!

2023-01-31T04:33:02-06:00

Tis the Season to be jolly! And when you get to announce three new General Members, all of whom share our vision to improve the access of data to providers and the individuals they serve, it is indeed a great day! As we close 2017, we are quickly nearing the 80-member mark spanning more than 20 care settings. Stay tuned in 2018 as we continue to expand our services and membership across the continuum. Cognizant Cognizant, ranked 205 in Fortune 500 list, is a world leading professional services company known for transforming clients' business in digital era. Cognizant has joined CommonWell to lead the movement towards adoption of digital health data across a spectrum of Life and Disability Insurance use cases. Collective Medical Technologies Collective Medical, delivering the nation’s largest [...]

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!2023-01-31T04:33:02-06:00
2 11, 2017

Welcoming New Members, Deployment Strategies Key Themes at the 2017 CommonWell Annual General Meeting and Fall Summit

2023-01-31T04:33:02-06:00

For the third year in a row, MEDITECH proudly hosted the CommonWell Health Alliance Annual General Meeting and Fall Summit last week at our Joanne Wood Conference Center in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The annual Member gathering provides a valuable opportunity to gather and reflect on the many achievements the Alliance and its members have attained throughout the year. Each year, I am impressed with the level of collaboration and unity across healthcare leaders to make nationwide interoperability a reality. It’s exciting to see the Alliance’s continued growth -- in just four years, the Alliance has grown from seven founding members primarily focused on acute and ambulatory EHRs to 70+ Contributor and General Members representing more than 20 care settings. This year’s Summit was unique in that my welcome/opening remarks were broadcasted [...]

Welcoming New Members, Deployment Strategies Key Themes at the 2017 CommonWell Annual General Meeting and Fall Summit2023-01-31T04:33:02-06:00
24 10, 2017

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!

2023-01-31T04:33:03-06:00

Today is one of my favorite days of the work year – the CommonWell Fall Summit and Annual Meeting. It’s a time where our 70+ CommonWell members gather together to look back on the past year, plan for the coming year and have fun catching up with each other. This year, I am pleased we will have an additional seven new members participating in the Summit, with many attending today’s New Member Welcome session. It continues to astound me how diverse and all-encompassing our membership is becoming. This group of new members is no different. But one thing remains consistent across our entire member base – our passion for improving the accessibility and sharing of health data to improve clinical outcomes. Please join me in welcoming our newest General Members: [...]

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!2023-01-31T04:33:03-06:00
3 10, 2017

Context Matters: health data access that helps our First Responders

2023-01-31T04:33:03-06:00

National Health IT Week is a time to reflect on the impact of health IT in the U.S. – on the system and the individuals we serve. What struck me about the role of HIT this year was the poignant plight of evacuees in the face of disaster. From wildfires in Montana and California to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria throughout our southern states and territories, adversity forced thousands of Americans out of their homes and their communities. During natural tragedies like these, we immediately think about the loss of life, property and basic amenities like power and water. We don’t usually think about the loss of access to data, because it seems like a relatively minor inconvenience. But when individuals are in acute life situations – whether their health [...]

Context Matters: health data access that helps our First Responders2023-01-31T04:33:03-06:00
29 08, 2017

CommonWell in the News

2023-01-31T04:33:04-06:00

As our Executive Director Jitin Asnaani said in our Summer Update back in June, CommonWell continues to rock and roll - both in terms of interoperability and in the news. During this past month, Jitin has shared his insights with Becker’s Hospital Review in a Q&A about the Alliance, the challenges of achieving true interoperability in healthcare and what the future might hold for Health IT. “As organizations and initiatives similar to CommonWell continue to drive forward services that more easily enable data exchange among disparate systems, we'll continue to get closer to a world in which nationwide interoperability is an everyday utility.… The future is bright, but the journey to get there is long and, at times, arduous. Success is critical to improving a provider's ability to deliver quality, person-centered [...]

CommonWell in the News2023-01-31T04:33:04-06:00
9 08, 2017

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!

2023-01-31T04:33:04-06:00

CommonWell Health Alliance continues to grow and expand our diverse group of members. With the addition of these newest six members, CommonWell now has almost 70 members representing more than 20 settings of care. These newest members range from data sharing networks and systems integrators to identity platforms and industry associations, serving patients and caregivers across the care continuum. Together, we are leveraging our collective experiences to improve the delivery of health care through the nationwide exchanging of data. Contributor Member Kno2™ Kno2™ optimizes patient document exchange for everyone in healthcare, ranging from fully integrated delivery networks to independent care providers.  Kno2's cloud solution, along with our community outreach services drives connectivity and standards-based interoperability to entire communities affordably and effectively. General Members BridgeHead Software With more than 20 years [...]

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!2023-01-31T04:33:04-06:00
20 07, 2017

MEDITECH Set to Deploy CommonWell Health Alliance Services to Customers

2023-01-31T04:35:16-06:00

MEDITECH Among the First Members in the Alliance to deploy the Argonaut Project’s FHIR specifications to customers MEDITECH announced it is set to offer CommonWell interoperability services in early 2018. The deployment will enable healthcare organizations to exchange patient information seamlessly for improved patient care and quality outcomes. Advancing interoperability initiatives has always been a cornerstone of MEDITECH’s healthcare IT vision. We are proud to partner with CommonWell Health Alliance in providing MEDITECH customers access to the CommonWell network, enabling faster and simpler exchange of protected health data across the care continuum. MEDITECH is working closely with Alliance members to ensure its services will seamlessly weave into providers’ and administrators’ workflows. By leveraging its work with the Argonaut Project, MEDITECH will be among the first members in the Alliance to [...]

MEDITECH Set to Deploy CommonWell Health Alliance Services to Customers2023-01-31T04:35:16-06:00
19 07, 2017

Remembering Neal Patterson

2023-01-31T04:35:16-06:00

Last Thursday, a great man and health IT visionary was laid to rest. The cofounder of Cerner, Neal Patterson worked every day over the last four decades to improve the delivery of health care. One of his greatest passions was to remove the barriers to health data exchange. And as such, Neal was one of the first and biggest champions of CommonWell Health Alliance. When Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator for Health IT, discussed the subject in May 2012 at a Bipartisan Coalition meeting, noting that the federal government was legally constrained from implementing an official “National Patient Identifier,” he challenged the group with “you need to solve this problem yourselves.” We took that challenge seriously. Neal was one of the first leaders we talked to about creating an alliance [...]

Remembering Neal Patterson2023-01-31T04:35:16-06:00
21 06, 2017

PODCAST: Jitin Asnaani Featured by EHRIntelligence | Putting Health IT Interoperability into Action at CommonWell

2023-01-31T04:35:17-06:00

Take a listen to our Executive Director Jitin Asnaani’s podcast interview with Kyle Murphy of EHRIntelligence. In this podcast, Jitin discusses CommonWell commitment to person-centered care, progress to date and highlighted announcements such as API development and the use of the updated HL7® FHIR® specifications. The interview also expanded further on how CommonWell and its efforts coincide with other critical industry issues, including precision medicine, health IT policy (e.g., MIPS) and regional HIEs. “[CommonWell is] trying to solve a simple problem which is wherever a patient goes, their data from wherever they’ve been—within that hospital, within that community, within that region, anywhere within the US—should be available to those taking care of that patient at that time.” To listen to the podcast and view the interview transcript in its entirety, [...]

PODCAST: Jitin Asnaani Featured by EHRIntelligence | Putting Health IT Interoperability into Action at CommonWell2023-01-31T04:35:17-06:00
13 06, 2017

Summer Update from the CommonWell Executive Director

2023-01-31T04:35:17-06:00

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is already almost half over. The CommonWell team –a dogged group of volunteers with unmatched passion and determination (for interoperability of all things!) – continues to lay ever-more-pipeline to facilitate health data exchange nationwide. Mark my words: being an open, collaborative, vendor-neutral organization is not easy. How I miss the corporate days when I had my own resources and could set my own priorities, and could more or less bring everyone else for the ride whenever I was ready to share what we’ve been up to. Of course, I’ve traded off that level of nimbleness for the impact that we get through collaboration. In the four years since we first birthed CommonWell as a game-changing “Little Engine That Could” organization, we’ve grown from a [...]

Summer Update from the CommonWell Executive Director2023-01-31T04:35:17-06:00
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