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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 [...]

Human API: Empowering Human-Driven Health Data Access and Usability

May 24, 2022|COVID-19, Interoperability, Members, Patients, Providers|Author: |

I sometimes describe Human API as the Plaid or PayPal for health care data. While these analogies may not fully hold up yet, I envision a future where humans like you and me can easily use our health data in ways that feel similar to how we can use our financial data to transact (think using PayPal for an [...]

CommonWell TV 2022: Data Quality & Its Role in Health Equity

May 10, 2022|Interoperability, Members, Patients, Providers|Author: |

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” Having a complete view of an individual’s clinical data is vital to achieving [...]

CommonWell TV 2022: Because of Interop, by 2030

April 14, 2022|Interoperability, Members, Patients, Providers|Author: |

During CommonWell TV 2022, we took a page from the U.S. Health & Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and asked our members to speculate on the future of interoperability by asking them to finish this statement: Because of interop, by 2030… Read below for their reactions and watch this year’s CommonWell TV videos here. Personalized [...]

CommonWell TV 2022: Health IT Execs on TEFCA

March 31, 2022|CommonWellTV, Interoperability, Members|Author: |

While there are regional and national interoperability hubs like CommonWell working at scale across the country, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) recent Trusted Exchange Framework and the Common Agreement (TEFCA) aims at pushing the health IT industry to certify these hubs as highly scalable, highly secure utility grade systems and connect them via standardized exchange [...]

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