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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 [...]
Human API: Empowering Human-Driven Health Data Access and Usability
I sometimes describe Human API as the Plaid or PayPal for health care data. While these analogies may not fully hold up yet, I envision a future where humans like you and me can easily use our health data in ways that feel similar to how we can use our financial data to transact (think using PayPal for an [...]
CommonWell TV 2022: Data Quality & Its Role in Health Equity
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” Having a complete view of an individual’s clinical data is vital to achieving [...]
CommonWell TV 2022: Because of Interop, by 2030
During CommonWell TV 2022, we took a page from the U.S. Health & Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and asked our members to speculate on the future of interoperability by asking them to finish this statement: Because of interop, by 2030… Read below for their reactions and watch this year’s CommonWell TV videos here. Personalized [...]
CommonWell TV 2022: Health IT Execs on TEFCA
While there are regional and national interoperability hubs like CommonWell working at scale across the country, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) recent Trusted Exchange Framework and the Common Agreement (TEFCA) aims at pushing the health IT industry to certify these hubs as highly scalable, highly secure utility grade systems and connect them via standardized exchange [...]
CommonWell Service Demonstrations at the HIMSS22 Interoperability Showcase™
At this year’s HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™, CommonWell members will bring CommonWell services to life as they walk you through a year in the life of Oscar in the Nationwide Connected Care use case.
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.
I’m Building My Personal Health Record with OneRecord: Here’s Why it Matters
I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease when I was seven years old. No one knew at the time that this diagnosis would be the start of nearly two decades of illness, of new diagnoses, and of managing my health. I have always been more than my illness, but my experience living with chronic illness has shaped my life and my identity. It’s also inspired me to use my voice to share my story and to empower others to do the same, whether they have a chronic illness or not.
Building a Dragon to Improve Interoperability
CommonWell has proven experience breaking down traditional silos to build a pretty good-looking dragon, but we are still working to find that missing piece to make it breathe fire. Learn more and check out other end-of-year reflections from our Executive Director in our newest blog.