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CommonWell Health Alliance Submits Letter Detailing Concerns Regarding Record Location Objectives of TEFCA and the QHIN Technical Framework Version 1.0

August 30, 2022|Public Comments|Author: |

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 [...]

#QHINBound & Ready to Take Interoperability to the Next Level

August 9, 2022|Interoperability, Members, TEFCA|Author: |

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 [...]

CommonWell TV 2022: Proud Members of the #InteropDoneRight Crew

August 2, 2022|Interoperability, Members, Patients, Providers|Author: |

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 [...]

Using PULSE to Improve Public Health Response During Hurricane Season

June 21, 2022|Interoperability, Members|Author: |

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 [...]

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!

June 16, 2022|Alliance Updates, Members|Author: |

Recently, CommonWell held its first ever FHIR Connectathon, during which 11 of our Service Adopters worked together along three focused tracks to expand FHIR technology on the network. In furtherance of that incredible spirit of collaboration we welcome four new Service Adopters to the Alliance! Let’s start with an excellent story from a longtime supporter of both interoperability and [...]

Playing with FHIR: A Success for Our First FHIR Connectathon

June 6, 2022|FHIR, Interoperability, Members, TEFCA|Author: |

Recently, CommonWell hosted our first FHIR Connectathon under the working premise that the best way to figure out what we don’t know is to get our hands dirty and start testing. Participants included 11 of our Service Adopters: athenahealth, Cancer Insights, Cerner, Health Gorilla, Inovalon, MEDHOST, MEDITECH, Oprable, Patientory, Seqster and WellSky. We ran three testing tracks, all with [...]

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