The Practitioner’s Perspective
“CommonWell and the integration of Carequality has been very instrumental in providing a wide-ranging picture of patients and their interactions with healthcare. It has allowed me to quickly answer a key question I often ask patients “any recent visits to other facilities?” when rendering care to patients in urgent care. This allows me to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
It is an excellent depiction of the merger between access to information and patient care.” – Africa Dauphiney, Nurse Practitioner, Lafayette General Health
Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, there are several provider sites who participated in the initial deployment of the connection and continue to leverage the connection today. All current Carequality-enabled providers will automatically have the ability to exchange with CommonWell-enabled providers as they opt-in to participate in the CommonWell-Carequality Connection.
As with any Carequality implementer, CommonWell is required to pass down terms to end users. As a member-driven organization, CommonWell is passing these terms through to its members, who in turn, offer the CommonWell-Carequality connectivity to their participating providers. On announcement of General Availability (GA) in late 2018, CommonWell Members who currently have agreed to utilize the CommonWell-Carequality Connection included Brightree, Cerner, Evident, Greenway Health and MEDITECH. To see which CommonWell members are currently participating, please look for the “Connectivity to Carequality Available” notation on our Members (link) page.
There are likely to be software configuration steps that would need to be completed for each Member’s clients to utilize the service and exchange data. While timeframe may vary, once those steps are completed, the CommonWell-enabled providers will be able to bi-directionally share data through directed queries with Carequality-enabled providers. For CommonWell-enabled providers, data exchanged through the CommonWell Carequality Connection will seamlessly appear alongside data received from within CommonWell.
Current and future Carequality Connections do not need to take any special action to connect to CommonWell sites beyond their normal existing Carequality workflows to share with any other Carequality Connection.
General Availability (GA) means that CommonWell has completed all its necessary technological, legal and operational efforts to deem it feasible to extend the CommonWell Carequality Connection offering to its Members and their clients. In turn, participating CommonWell members will determine when they are comfortable making the CommonWell Carequality connection GA for their clients.
The connection to Carequality via CommonWell is now generally available for deploying CommonWell members to subscribe to and, in turn, offer it to their participating providers.