February is American Heart Month—a time to highlight the importance of cardiovascular health and also raise awareness about common heart health issues. One of which is high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure  according to the American Heart Association. While it can be managed effectively through lifestyle changes and/or medication, it has also been known as the “silent killer” since many people with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it.

Thankfully, Linda Patterson, a 66-year-old female and the subject of CommonWell’s HIMSS24 Interoperability Showcase™ demonstration, is aware of her mild hypertension—which is normally under control. But when the Orlando native begins to experience some chest discomfort and shortness of breath during her walks, she recognizes it’s time for a checkup with her cardiologist.

The health journey that follows takes her through a cardiac catheterization and open-heart surgery. Join us at HIMSS to see how her providers leverage their EHRs and digital health tools— which connect to CommonWell’s core services, the Master Person Index (MPI), Record Locator Service (RLS) and Data Broker—to share her clinical records along the way. CommonWell Members featured in the demo include athenahealth, b.well, ELLKAY, Oracle Health, MEDITECH and Zus.

Interoperability is the key to efficient health care management—especially when crises occur.

Learn more about CommonWell at HIMSS and the demo here: https://www.commonwellalliance.org/himss24/

Request to meet with CommonWell at HIMSS by emailing us at EA@commonwellalliance.org.