Meredith Manak of new member, Unit 387, is no stranger to the complex and nuanced world of medical records retrieval. But in 2019 it became personal. Learn more about her journey and why how it led to the launch of Unit 387.
Check out our newest blog to get to know and share a few laughs with the co-founders of one of our newest members, Metriport.
HIMSS23 is right around the corner! Whether you are a HIMSS newbie or a long-time participant, check out a few memes of what’s to come.
It’s that time of year again. Love is in the air and our members are opening up about why they love Health IT.
We recently caught up with Paul L Wilder, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance to get his insights on the biggest wins of 2022 and what to expect from CommonWell in 2023.
Our newest blog explains why the CommonWell Record Locator Service (RLS) is critical to enhancing nationwide interoperability and to the success of TEFCA.
CommonWell Health Alliance Submits Letter Detailing Concerns Regarding Record Location Objectives of TEFCA and the QHIN Technical Framework Version 1.0Stephanie Weaver2023-01-31T04:30:19-06:00
If we assume 95% of your health care is local (within the 50 miles eHX describes above), is the 5% irrelevant? Our belief is the 5% is often critically important and the effect of ignoring this will have an outsized effect on individuals who already have issues with patient access and the care they can receive. This problem is especially acute for patients that move a lot or need to travel long distances for care including but not limited to migrants, people living in rural communities, active service and retired veterans, people moving for their education or work, and later moving to live near family, people with more than one home, people traveling distances to receive specialty health care or people simply traveling for leisure or to visit friends and [...]
We believe TEFCA is the future of interoperability and as one of the largest, vendor-neutral, nationwide health data exchange networks in the U.S. leveraging a Record Locator Service, TEFCA was basically designed around the way we do business. CommonWell not only has every intention of applying to be a QHIN, but we’re excited about its potential to improve health data exchange and empower patients and welcome our collaborators, partners and competitors to join us in supporting and building TEFCA. We feel so strongly about it we’ve created a new suite of social media graphics to share our support and give our members an opportunity to join in on the fun as well. Follow us @CommonWell as we roll them out over the next few weeks. To learn more about CommonWell, [...]
CommonWell has been building and scaling a nationwide health data exchange network since 2013. In just under 10 years, it has grown to include more than 80 unique members and build a nationwide network that started with a few thousand provider organizations and now connects more than 27,000. This progress was made possible, in part, to its dedicated members--which represent more than 20 care settings, including market leaders and technology innovators in acute, ambulatory and post-acute care, patient portals, imaging, population health, emergency services, data locator services and more. CommonWell continues to innovate and thrive thanks to this robust membership. So, every year we talk about these important relationships during CommonWell TV by asking the simple question: Why did your organization join CommonWell? At athenahealth, we’re thinking [...]
This month marked the start of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which stretches through November 30. With one named stormed already underway, The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration is anticipating an above average season—with a 70 percent chance the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will bring 14 to 21 named storms, or storms with winds of 39 mph or higher; six to 10 hurricanes with winds of 74 mph or greater; and three to six major hurricanes, with winds of at least 111 mph. What does hurricane season have to do with interoperability? More than you might realize. We recently had an opportunity to hear a powerful anecdote about the importance of interoperability and health data exchange from Scott Afzal, President of CommonWell member, Audacious Inquiry. “We developed a disaster preparedness response [...]