Lawrence O'Toole

//Lawrence O'Toole
28 06, 2018

Advancing Exchange, Driving Change

2019-01-09T17:58:28+00:00

Interoperability has always been a cornerstone of MEDITECH’s vision for healthcare IT. And through our partnership with CommonWell Health Alliance®, we’re pleased to be taking another large step for connectivity, by successfully deploying CommonWell interoperability services at Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) in Alliance, Ohio. As the first fully FHIR-enabled CommonWell member, MEDITECH is leveraging the Argonaut Project’s FHIR specifications to both supply and consume C-CDA documents. These interoperability services include patient enrollment capabilities and C-CDA exchange, opening the door for more comprehensive sharing of discrete segments of data in the future, such as medication and allergy data. The Argonaut Project's FHIR specifications work with the C-CDA exchange to provide near real-time access to participating patients’ data. Such capabilities will enable ACH to bridge gaps in care and exchange information seamlessly [...]

Advancing Exchange, Driving Change2019-01-09T17:58:28+00:00
2 11, 2017

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

2019-01-15T19:13:00+00:00

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 Summit2019-01-15T19:13:00+00:00
20 07, 2017

MEDITECH Set to Deploy CommonWell Health Alliance Services to Customers

2019-01-09T18:17:41+00:00

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 Customers2019-01-09T18:17:41+00:00
6 10, 2015

CommonWell Annual General Meeting and Fall Summit Focuses on Lessons Learned, Expanding Nationwide Interoperability

2019-01-09T18:36:47+00:00

Last week, CommonWell Health Alliance held its Annual General Meeting and Fall Summit at MEDITECH’s Foxborough, MA campus. MEDITECH, which joined CommonWell in April of this year, was honored to host the Summit and especially excited to welcome all the member attendees to our new, state-of-the-art Joanne Wood Conference Center and Auditorium. As a “newcomer,” it was evident to me right from the start that all CommonWell members, many of whom are direct competitors, checked their vendor agendas at the door. All participants were solely focused on directing their energy towards developing and executing strategies for supporting the Alliance’s mission to provide interoperability solutions at a reasonable cost to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Jitin Asnaani, Executive Director of CommonWell, kicked us off by welcoming all new CommonWell [...]

CommonWell Annual General Meeting and Fall Summit Focuses on Lessons Learned, Expanding Nationwide Interoperability2019-01-09T18:36:47+00:00