As our Executive Director Jitin Asnaani said in our Summer Update back in June, CommonWell continues to rock and roll – both in terms of interoperability and in the news.

During this past month, Jitin has shared his insights with Becker’s Hospital Review in a Q&A about the Alliance, the challenges of achieving true interoperability in healthcare and what the future might hold for Health IT.

“As organizations and initiatives similar to CommonWell continue to drive forward services that more easily enable data exchange among disparate systems, we’ll continue to get closer to a world in which nationwide interoperability is an everyday utility.… The future is bright, but the journey to get there is long and, at times, arduous. Success is critical to improving a provider’s ability to deliver quality, person-centered healthcare.”

To read the full Q&A with Becker’s Hospital Review, visit

Jitin also joined the host of Healthcare NOW Radio’s Healthcare De Jure podcast, Matt Fisher, for an episode discussing some of the progress the Alliance has made, as well as taking a deeper dive into the value of the technology behind the CommonWell record locator service (RLS).

To listen to the interview in its entirety, you can tune into the podcast at 6 a.m., 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET until Sept. 3 at .

After Sept. 3, the episode will be archived on the program website and available for download.