CommonWell Board Chairman & Brightree Representative, Nick Knowlton, recently connected with Susan Morse of Healthcare Finance to discuss how COVID-19 has been influencing health care and how interoperability is a significant factor in slowing the spread of both this virus and any future pandemics. Watch the whole video interview at

Nick Knowlton

“I think one of the long-term impacts for interoperability policy in the U.S. is going to take into account pandemic response-type issues that we’re seeing now. There is already a lot of groundwork and a lot momentum for building event notification services. We’re going to see a lot more emphasis on leveraging national networks, such as CommonWell, and leveraging event notification services to provide updates for patients, allow them to track their own care progression and allow public health researchers to interact with what is going on with the patients.”

CommonWell and its members are committed to ensuring health data is available to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Read more about how our members are taking action here.

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