For most people in America, this week is all about ensuring you filed your taxes on time and figuring out what you are going to spend your return on, if you were lucky enough to have one. But for those of us working in health IT, this year, it is also about being in Chicago participating in HIMSS15. We at CommonWell Health Alliance love this time of year. It is where we first announced our formation two years ago, and it is where we continue to celebrate the progress we and our members have accomplished in helping to break down barriers and solve nationwide interoperability. This year, we kicked off that celebration with our 2015 Annual General Meeting on Sunday evening. Our newly announced Executive Director Jitin Asnaani shared his [...]
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Focused hard work, a game-changing service offering and a shared collaborative spirit across members – that is what has made today’s announcement regarding CommonWell’s nationwide expansion possible. I am extremely excited by the prospect that CommonWell is well on its way to making a difference for our fragmented health care system. As the chair of the CommonWell program management committee, I get to engage with our members – all fierce competitors in their day-to-day lives – as they begin to roll-out the CommonWell services nationwide. This unprecedented initiative has already resulted in more than 60 provider sites live on CommonWell services across 15 states. And we are just getting started. Collectively, we are looking at enabling the services at least 5,000 provider sites nationwide this year. That takes my breath away; [...]
MEDITECH is proud to announce our collaboration with CommonWell Health Alliance. We believe that MEDITECH and CommonWell alliance will position our customers, and the industry, to successfully exchange health data across the continuum of care. With so many healthcare organizations struggling to match patient data and locate records in a fragmented system, the time was right to join forces with CommonWell. As a contributing member, MEDITECH can vote to steer the future direction of the CommonWell Health Alliance and our customers are in a prime position to take advantage of CommonWell’s services. Our membership means a brighter interoperability future for our customers. Paul Berthiaume, Senior Manager of Marketing Communications, MEDITECH
Spring has certainly been busy on the membership front at CommonWell. We recently announced new members just a few weeks ago and today it is my pleasure to share more great news. Kareo, MEDITECH and Merge have joined the Alliance as contributing members. PointClickCare and Surgical Information Systems (SIS) have joined the Alliance as General Members. More about our new members below. Additionally, CommonWell will be hosting membership conversations and services demonstrations at our booth #3960 at HIMSS15 April 12-16th. Check out our schedule of events. If your organization is interested in becoming a member of CommonWell, we’d love to speak with you. Please visit our Membership Information page and share your interest via our Membership Contact Form. Kareo Kareo is the only cloud-based medical office software and services platform [...]
After decades of churn, burn, progress and regress, the forces of technology and business are slowly but surely zeroing in on what should have been obvious in the first place: health and care need to be centered around the Person. When a patient or a provider wants to know the patient’s health and care history, they should not be limited to the data available on the local EHR. They should have easy access to a 3-dimensional view of the patient—which should include the patient’s health data from wherever care has occurred, along and across the health care continuum. CommonWell Health Alliance is making this a reality. We are devoted to the vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs. Imagine you’re a [...]
As the chair of the membership committee, I spend a great deal of my time talking with HIT suppliers. What is exciting to me is how many vendors across different HIT segments believe in our mission to break down the barriers to enable a nationwide health data exchange. I’m excited to share with you our newest set of general members whose products serve their customers across the continuum of care. Stay tuned to this blog as we have many exciting announcements coming soon! New General Members MTBC MTBC (NASDAQ: MTBC) is a healthcare information technology solution provider that offers to physician practices a comprehensive product portfolio of fully integrated Meaningful Use Stage 2 certified EHR, mHealth apps, revenue cycle and practice management solutions, and other related business services including transcription [...]
CPSI became a member of the CommonWell Health Alliance following its launch announcement at HIMSS13. We immediately assigned various CPSI employees in the role of working with other Alliance members from the other EMR vendors with the task of developing a seamless interoperability service. Our involvement since the launch has been a rewarding journey leading up to HIMSS15. Immediately after HIMMS13, Alliance members had several face-to-face meetings and many more conference calls during the remainder of 2013 as a solution was developed and the Alliance became a working entity; all with volunteer support from the membership! All the hard work and dedication to the project resulted in the announcements of a Pilot Service being demonstrated in several separate geographies beginning in the 1st quarter of 2014. CPSI participated in the [...]
Tis the season to be thankful, and thankful we are indeed at CommonWell. From announcing our expansion of services nationwide to the strong influx of interest from the industry to become a member of CommonWell, we are well positioned for a very fruitful 2015. In keeping with celebrating the addition of our newest members, I am pleased to share we have added three new General Members. New General Members CitiusTech CitiusTech is a leading healthcare technology services and solutions provider, partnering with more than 50 health care organizations worldwide. With extensive capabilities in health care technology, CitiusTech provides its customers with software product engineering, professional services, and business intelligence solutions. CitiusTech’s BI-Clinical, an advanced healthcare BI/Analytics platform, is used across 3,800 locations across the US. Influence Health Influence Health (formerly [...]
CareCloud is proud to announce that it has become one of the newest members of CommonWell Health Alliance. Albert Santalo, CareCloud CEO and Founder, explains why this unprecedented level of vendor cooperation can benefit physicians, move the health IT industry forward and ultimately secure better outcomes for patients. Q: Why did CareCloud join CommonWell Health Alliance? A: From day one, CareCloud has advocated for openness in healthcare generally and among its technology vendors specifically. We believe that data liquidity – centered on the needs of patients – is essential for improving care coordination and efficiency. Therefore, we were excited when CommonWell Health Alliance was founded and knew that it made sense for us to take part. Q: How will CareCloud’s clients benefit? A: Our participation in CommonWell means that CareCloud [...]
Today is an exciting day at CommonWell Health Alliance. If you haven’t seen yet, we announced another chapter in our fast-paced progress towards improving health information technology (HIT) interoperability – the nationwide availability of our services. After our successful initial launch in four geographies, now our members can focus on expanding their CommonWell service offerings to their clients across the U.S. In fact, some of our member companies have already begun deploying CommonWell Services at provider sites in Florida, Massachusetts and Washington. We hope you will read about this on the press release issued today.