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CommonWell Record Locator Service in Action at the HIMSS23 Interoperability Showcase™
HIMSS23 is right around the corner! Want to know where to find CommonWell and its services in action? Read more in our newest blog.
A New Year Chat with Paul Wilder: Wins, Priorities & More
We recently caught up with Paul L Wilder, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance to get his insights on the biggest wins of 2022 and what to expect from CommonWell in 2023.
Playing with FHIR: A Success for Our First FHIR Connectathon
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 [...]
CommonWell TV 2022: Health IT Execs on FHIR & Healthcare
In our newest round of CommonWell TV interviews, we asked about a perpetually hot topic, FHIR. While CommonWell has been using FHIR since its inception, soon, CommonWell will be enabling discrete data exchange via FHIR across its network.
Advancing Exchange, Driving Change
Interoperability has always been a cornerstone of MEDITECH’s vision for healthcare IT. And through our partnership with CommonWell Health Alliance®, we’re pleased to be taking another large step for connectivity, by successfully deploying CommonWell interoperability services at Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) in Alliance, Ohio. As the first fully FHIR-enabled CommonWell member, MEDITECH is leveraging the Argonaut Project’s FHIR specifications to [...]
CommonWell FHIR-ing out API requests to MEDITECH
As Brightree shared in the previous blog, FHIR offers many advantages over legacy standards and for that reason, MEDITECH is certifying to be CommonWell’s first fully FHIR enabled member; both supplying and consuming C-CDA documents via FHIR APIs. We have opted to certify using RESTful FHIR APIs for ease, speed, and future-proofing. Because FHIR specifies modern file formats like JSON, [...]
We Didn’t Start the FHIR…
With sincere apologies to Billy Joel, the title for this blog is actually very accurate. We didn’t start the FHIR. Modern interoperability is all about standing on the shoulders of giants and the work that comes before you. And that is what FHIR does – it takes many good things that have impacted healthcare interoperability in a positive manner and [...]
Ready, Aim, FHIR! How CommonWell is using FHIR
CommonWell and FHIR go way back. We embraced it from the beginning. We were the first network in production with the HL7 FHIR v.0.08 specification for patient identity management in 2014. And a year ago, we became the first network to put APIs into production that conform to the DSTU2 version. But how did FHIR, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, really [...]
PODCAST: Jitin Asnaani Featured by EHRIntelligence | Putting Health IT Interoperability into Action at CommonWell
Take a listen to our Executive Director Jitin Asnaani’s podcast interview with Kyle Murphy of EHRIntelligence. In this podcast, Jitin discusses CommonWell commitment to person-centered care, progress to date and highlighted announcements such as API development and the use of the updated HL7® FHIR® specifications. The interview also expanded further on how CommonWell and its efforts coincide with other critical [...]