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Connect to the Network2024-04-17T14:59:47-05:00

Connect to the Network

Organizations struggle to match patients and locate their health records as they move through care settings. Whether a person resides in one location or moves throughout her lifetime, a person’s health records reside in disparate health IT systems and care settings.

The CommonWell nationwide network and services enable organizations to:


Match a patient within the CommonWell network and locate their health records across disparate systems.


View a list of previous clinical visits and select only those documents they want to access.


Securely access patient clinical data at a nationwide scale from within the practitioner’s native health IT system.

CommonWell Services

CommonWell Services aim to enable health care providers to manage patient identity, link patients across organizations, and facilitate secure data access and exchange beyond one’s own system or community. Our services are essential to the exchange of health data along the care continuum. Contributor members are committed to ensuring provider access to the data is built into their technology.

Permitted Purposes for Data Exchange

CommonWell enables participants on the network to use the services for the following permitted purposes to exchange data:

  • Treatment
    • Care coordination
    • Proxy data exchange, e.g., minors, incapacitated adults
    • Other treatment purposes per local and federal law
  • Patient Access
    • Patient portal
    • PHR
    • Patient-facing apps
  • Payment and Health Care Operations
    • Payers & Health Plans
    • Data Retrieval Service Vendors

See How Our Services Work

How to Get CommonWell Services

While CommonWell Services are in use at thousands of clinical locations nationwide, we are always looking to expand our services through new health IT vendors and have more provider organizations adopt and leverage our services in their everyday practice. We hope you will join us!

Provide CommonWell Services

I want to build CommonWell Services into my software and provide it as an interoperability solution for my clients.

Join CommonWell today as a Service Adopter!

Utilize CommonWell Services

I want to use CommonWell Services at my practice or offer CommonWell Services to my clinical staff.

CommonWell Services can only be secured through one of our participating members. See who has CommonWell Connected Products now available.

Carequality Connectivity

In addition to sharing health data across the thousands of providers on the CommonWell Network, now CommonWell-enabled providers have the opportunity to connect to providers accessible through the Carequality Framework.

Service Providers


Technology Service Provider

Ellkay is inspiring a better healthcare system. It is a healthcare technology solutions company that uniquely champions the improvement of all the points before, after and in-between care episodes. With its customers and partners, Change Healthcare is creating a stronger, better coordinated, increasingly collaborative and more efficient healthcare system that enables better patient care, choice and outcomes at scale.

Operational Service Provider

DataFile Exchange is committed to promoting and servicing the automated exchange of protected health information (PHI). Building upon its extensive industry knowledge of the evolution from paper medical records to the digital exchange of PHI, DataFile Exchange supports providers, data retrieval vendors, records copiers and EHR vendors expanding from digital to automated exchange of health information beyond the treatment use case.


HITRUST CSF Certification

The CommonWell Health Alliance system has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST CSF® Certified status demonstrates that the CommonWell system has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places us in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards, and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have more questions,  visit our FAQs.

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