This week, we are celebrating U.S. National Health IT Week (NHIT)—a time to commemorate the progress we’ve made as an industry and renew our commitment to improving health IT and, therefore, improving health care. Here at CommonWell, many of our members stopped to reflect and share their own “#IHeartHIT” messages in honor of NHIT 2019.
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It takes a Village to do what CommonWell does. Today, the Village kicks off its search for a new Chief.
Unbeknownst to the world at large, we have been on a quest to tip CommonWell into the next phase, towards a pathway to ubiquitous interoperability nationwide. Today, we completed a game-changing step.
On Valentine’s Day, CommonWell wrapped our sixth HIMSS conference, celebrating six years since the Alliance was formally announced at HIMSS13. Better yet, we got to share it with more than 40 of the member companies who were onsite with us this year.
As HIMSS19 gets under way, so does one of our favorite parts of the show – for a fourth year, we are looking forward to once again bringing you all the action from the conference as we host CommonWell TV from the HIMSS show floor, here in Orlando, Florida. With the health care and health IT industries constantly evolving, interoperability is more important than ever for increasing health data exchange and helping to improve care coordination, the patient experience and health outcomes. This is why starting today, we’ll be interviewing various executives from more than 30 CommonWell member companies at their booths and in the Interoperability Showcase, as well as CommonWell Executive Director Jitin Asnaani to get their take on the importance of interoperability, their experiences as CommonWell members, and the role [...]
CommonWell Health Alliance was founded on the shared belief that to drive better patient care and improve health outcomes, we need to connect as many care locations as possible across all care settings. Our vision was to unlock the full potential of healthcare IT by connecting as many other participants as possible who are committed to interoperability. Last year, we made great strides towards that vision, and in 2019, we will see the rise of national networks truly talking to one another. With that in mind, in November, CommonWell formally announced the connection of the CommonWell network to the Carequality Framework, actualizing a series of conversations and agreements which started years ago. The goal behind connecting networks like CommonWell to those which are accessible through Carequality is to create a [...]
In just a few short days, we will be back in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando kicking off what is sure to be a successful HIMSS19! As you prepare for the show and figure out which sessions you’d like to attend, which booths you plan to visit and which demonstrations you need to see, we are excited to share more details about where you can find CommonWell Health Alliance and its 30+ participating members at HIMSS19. Back in action at the HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase This year, we’re introducing David, a 43-year-old from rural Washington who is diagnosed with high blood pressure and later suffers a stroke. Our Nationwide Coordinated Care demonstration will walk you through his care journey as he visits different practitioners, undergoes treatment at, and transfers [...]
As has become a fond tradition at CommonWell, I am pleased to announce our newest members of CommonWell Health Alliance leading into HIMSS19. These five newest members build upon the Alliance’s diverse membership, representing new opportunities for patient and clinician access to health data. From cloud-based platforms to personal health apps and AI technologies, these organizations are at the cutting edge of making health data more accessible for all. Please join me in welcoming our newest General Members: Coral Health Coral Health is building a more connected future in healthcare to improve access, lower costs and enable personalized care. At the heart of its system is a cross-platform (web, Android, iOS) personal health app, Coral Health Records, that provides users with secure, seamless access to complete health records. Medicomp Systems [...]
CommonWell Health Alliance is taking the next step in applying the broad scope of our connections by offering a key service that notifies providers of significant patient events. The event notification service will start with notifications to care providers, designed to help providers deliver consistent care for patients as they move across the care continuum, and will be demonstrated at the 2019 HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. The first phase of this service notifies subscribed providers when a patient interacts with an acute care provider. All admissions, transfers and/or discharges trigger a notification to be sent to any subscribed care provider who has an existing relationship with the patient. The notification includes the type of event and the name and location of the acute care provider as well as the date and [...]
Since Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico over a year ago, the island has been rebuilding its healthcare infrastructure from the ground up. Federally qualified not-for-profit centers (FQHCs), such as the Puerto Rico Primary Care Association Network (PRPCAN), have played a central role in this process. In 2016, PRPCAN was established to accelerate the adoption of health information technology on the island to improve access to care and reduce costs. Many Puerto Rican healthcare facilities are still not fully operational due physician emigration to the US and physical damages from the hurricane. As a result, patients have struggled to maintain continuity throughout their care journey, and providers are too overwhelmed to comprehensively manage new cases. Clinical interoperability was widely recognized as a fundamental need for rebuilding and scaling an advanced [...]