A Vision Turned into Reality: Real World Provider Examples

March 6, 2014|Alliance Updates, HIMSS, Members|

Nothing is quite so pleasant in the world of Health IT than seeing an idea you have worked on brought to life to help providers and patients improve healthcare. In May 2012, Dr. David McCallie emailed me with an idea he had been thinking about since a Bi-Partisan Center meeting raised the critical issue of patient linking across settings, just [...]

HIMSS14: A Picture Perfect Week

February 28, 2014|HIMSS, Interoperability, Members|, CommonWell Marketing Chair|

This week on the HIMSS Exhibition floor, one of my former colleagues who swung by the CommonWell Health Alliance booth said to me "HIMSS is like a family reunion." That is so true. You reunite people you haven't seen in years. You meet new friends who are connected to someone you know. And you share stories as you catch up [...]

The Faces for Interoperability: Building consensus to break down silos to deliver high quality care

February 25, 2014|HIMSS, Interoperability|

Everyone has a story when it comes to the complexity of the health care system. Especially when it comes to accessing and connecting health records. But what good is a great story, if you don’t have someone to share it with. That’s why we launched the Faces for Interoperability effort (aka #ForInterop). Through social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook [...]

And Now There are Nine.

February 24, 2014|HIMSS, Interoperability, Members|

It is the first morning of the HIMSS14 exhibition and in CommonWell fashion, we are unleashing BIG NEWS. You may have seen our news reported yesterday of all our service launch clients going live AND expanding our services to additional locations, including national health system, Tenet Healthcare. But there’s more – we are now pleased to report that CVS Caremark [...]

All a Buzz About Our First Anniversary at HIMSS …

February 18, 2014|HIMSS, Members, Value of Health IT|, CommonWell Marketing Chair|

Since CommonWell Health Alliance took the stage the first day of HIMSS last year to announce our vendor-led collaboration around seamless interoperability, we have been repeatedly asked – what can you do at HIMSS14 that will exceed the buzz you generated in 2013? Our answer has always been the same. Prove it works. And that is exactly what we intend [...]

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