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19 05, 2016

VIDEO: Jitin Asnaani Featured on Hospitals & Health Networks |The Time is Now for Interoperability of Electronic Health Records


Check our Executive Director Jitin Asnaani’s video interview with Paul Barr of Hospitals & Health Networks from HIMSS16. In the video, Asnaani discusses progress made with regard to national deployment of CommonWell cross-vendor interoperability services both in numbers—4,400 sites live nationwide and growing weekly—and care settings—members announced in February plans to deploy to post-acute care setting. “It’s really our opening thrust of a long deployment cycle as we continue adding thousands more sites over the coming years. We started out this past year and really made a hard push, 4,400 sites is something to be very happy about, and we’re not done yet.” To watch the video and learn about the focus of CommonWell in our fourth year and beyond, visit HHNmag.com.

VIDEO: Jitin Asnaani Featured on Hospitals & Health Networks |The Time is Now for Interoperability of Electronic Health Records2019-01-09T18:29:02+00:00
13 05, 2016

New Member Perspective: Redox Shares View on Interoperability and CommonWell Spring Summit


Last week, CommonWell hosted our annual Spring Summit with more 120 attendees representing the majority of our 49 members, including representatives from our 11 newest members. One of those members – Redox – participated in the three-date Summit. Niko Skievaski, co-founder and president of Redox, shared his perspective on Tincture about both his vision of tangible interoperability as well as his first month as part of the CommonWell family. We hope you will take a minute and read about it below. Drinking from the Commons By Niko Skievaski, co-founder and president of Redox Getting to Real-World Interoperability The “Tragedy of the Commons” describes how farmers sharing common land will over-utilize it until it is useless. It’s an economic fable that illustrates the necessity of property rights and is used as [...]

New Member Perspective: Redox Shares View on Interoperability and CommonWell Spring Summit2019-01-09T18:30:41+00:00
3 05, 2016

11 New Members Join CommonWell; Participate in CommonWell Spring Summit Kicking Off Today


What an exciting two months CommonWell has had since we left HIMSS16 in Las Vegas. In addition to seeing on going progress by our current members, we have had 11 new members join our ever growing Alliance. The diversity of these newest members in both focus and size is representative of our continued expansion to the broad continuum of care and new use cases. Contributor Members DICOM Grid DICOM Grid is a healthcare SaaS company dedicated to making digital medical image management accessible to all, from anywhere. Its cloud-based suite streamlines the medical image exchange process and connects patients, care providers, and facilities worldwide, including hospital systems, private practices, imaging centers, clinical research organizations and HIEs. Integrated Data Services (IDS) Integrated Data Services LLC allows patients to retrieve and control [...]

11 New Members Join CommonWell; Participate in CommonWell Spring Summit Kicking Off Today2019-01-09T18:30:29+00:00
1 03, 2016

CommonWell TV Launches Today


Can’t make it to HIMSS16 in Vegas? No problem. CommonWell is taking you directly to the show floor via CommonWell TV. We have booked interviews on the half hour with different executives from 18 of CommonWell exhibiting member companies, as well as CommonWell Executive Director Jitin Asnaani. We’ll be filming at their booths and asking them the questions you can’t. Hear directly from them on all things 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’s Schedule Modernizing Medicine: Daniel Cane, CEO Cerner: Bob Robke, Vice President, Interoperability Sunquest: Rob Atlas, Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions Evident: Bob Humphrey, Director, Corporate Development lifeIMAGE: Matthew Michela. CEO and President athenahealth: Doran [...]

CommonWell TV Launches Today2019-01-16T16:17:30+00:00
25 02, 2016

Brightree’s Commitment to bring Interoperability to the Post-Acute Market


I’ve been known to make some bold statements as it relates to interoperable data, such as, if post-acute providers cannot share data bi-directionally in the near future with acute care and physician practice management systems, they will lose most if not all of their referral sources. Why so bold? Because it’s the truth! Now more than ever, post-acute care providers are expected to be interoperable.  Unfortunately, post-acute care-focused providers, like home health agencies and hospice organizations, continue to lag behind in interoperability. A little less than two years ago, Brightree joined the Alliance as the first solely post-acute focused software vendor. This endeavor was an investment Brightree made as an advocate for the needs of our customers who don’t traditionally have a large voice in interoperability circles. We worked with [...]

Brightree’s Commitment to bring Interoperability to the Post-Acute Market2019-01-09T18:33:33+00:00
22 02, 2016

CommonWell Services Already Providing Value to Providers, Clinicians Nationwide


Since the inception of CommonWell, our focus has been to initiate real change and tangible value to the health care industry through our real-world interoperability services. Today, we have accomplished what many have not been able to–simplifying the process for connecting care for both providers and the people they serve. Our members began their nationwide deployment of CommonWell services in the fall of 2015 and I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of their providers all over the country to hear about how our services are stacking up. One of the requests I’ve heard time and time again was the need to know what other providers are using CommonWell services. While it seems like a simple request, its complexity lies in the fact that CommonWell doesn’t own this information; [...]

CommonWell Services Already Providing Value to Providers, Clinicians Nationwide2019-01-09T18:34:12+00:00
11 02, 2016

Lucky 7 – Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members


What an amazing start to the year! Today, I am excited to share that CommonWell Health Alliance has welcomed seven new members to our Alliance. These new members augment the reach of CommonWell Services in the ambulatory market, increase its membership representation for provider-engagement, imaging and EMS solutions, as well as expand into the direct-to-consumer arena. Contributor Members eClinicalWorks eClinicalWorks is a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) company offering solutions for private practices, hospitals, population health, revenue cycle management and patient engagement. It holds the highest market share among all cloud-based EHR vendors, with more than 115,000 providers using its solutions today. lifeIMAGE With more than 150,000 users and 1.5 billion exams exchanged, lifeIMAGE is the nation’s largest and most utilized network for sharing medical imaging information. Its services allow [...]

Lucky 7 – Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members2019-01-09T18:34:22+00:00
17 12, 2015

Making it real


From the beginning, CommonWell Health Alliance has always been about doing something real. Serving real care givers; with the data they really need; to care for real people. That has always been, and continues to be, our goal. It humbles me to see the great amount of work our member companies are putting forth to further our shared mission. In the first half of this year, we tackled a big “boulder” in making national interoperability a reality, by recruiting a number of key HIT organizations into the Alliance. In fact over the course of 2015, our membership grew such that we now represent 70% of the acute care market place and roughly a quarter of the ambulatory marketplace, and a substantial presence in other care settings as well. While that [...]

Making it real2019-01-09T18:35:14+00:00
2 11, 2015

CommonWell ED Guest Blog: Electronic Health Reporter


Check our Executive Director Jitin Asnaani’s guest blog on “Transparency, Collaboration, Innovation Key to Achieving Nationwide Interoperability” posted today on Electronic Health Reporter.

CommonWell ED Guest Blog: Electronic Health Reporter2019-01-09T18:36:15+00:00
21 10, 2015

CommonWell is Banking on Nationwide Interoperability


Many health IT industry experts have compared the evolution of health care interoperability to the banking industry, particularly in regards to the ATM network. Did you know that it took more than 50 years for Universal ATM access to be established from the time the first ATM was invented in 1939? [1] Or that multivendor software was only running on 28 percent of ATMs worldwide in 2012? [2] If we dig deeper, we discover that one of the challenges merchants and banks faced as the ATM system started to take off in the late 1980’s was dealing with the multiple standards being used. Sound familiar? Just take a brief look at their 50-year journey to see what it took for us to be able to access our money from almost any ATM. 1939 [...]

CommonWell is Banking on Nationwide Interoperability2019-01-09T18:36:05+00:00
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