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Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!

March 1, 2018|Alliance Updates, Members|Author: |

Five years ago next week, five companies announced at HIMSS13 that they were forming a new Alliance focused on breaking down barriers to sharing health data. CommonWell Health Alliance is now nearly 80 members strong with more than 20 care settings represented by our membership. Our membership diversity continues to expand. Today, I am thrilled to share the newest General [...]

Patient Access: Putting My Binder Back on the Shelf

February 25, 2018|Interoperability, Members, Patients, Value of Health IT|Author: |

I have a chronic illness. During my diagnosis process, from 2012 to 2014, I carried a four-inch binder to all my doctors’ appointments because none of the specialists I visited communicated with each other or shared records. I had to be the single source of truth for my own medical information; otherwise, tests were unnecessarily repeated and my medical bills [...]

CommonWell FHIR-ing out API requests to MEDITECH

February 22, 2018|Deployment, FHIR, HIMSS, Services|Author: |

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…

February 21, 2018|FHIR, HIMSS, Post-acute care|Author: |

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

February 20, 2018|FHIR, HIMSS, Services|Author: |

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 [...]

Beyond the EHR: Diversity in Our Membership

February 15, 2018|Alliance Updates, HIMSS, Launch, Members, Membership|Author: |

Five years ago, five health IT leaders from competing companies stood on a stage during HIMSS13 and announced they were coming together to breakdown the silos of health data exchange. I remember standing in that New Orleans hotel ballroom, proud of what my industry was doing and excited for what was about to come. Many openly questioned the likelihood of [...]

HIMSS Webinar – A Provider Perspective: CommonWell Helps Drive Better Value and Patient Experience

February 13, 2018|Deployment, HIMSS, Interoperability, Providers, Value of Health IT|Author: |

Often, it is when we take a step back and look at the big picture of the health care industry that we most clearly see the urgent need for true interoperability and can reaffirm the real value that CommonWell services are already bringing to providers and their patients. Last Tuesday, HIMSS provided us with such an opportunity in a webinar [...]

Feb. 6 HIMSS Webinar Building Patient-Centered Data Into the EHR Features CommonWell ED and Circle Health CMO

January 31, 2018|Deployment, HIMSS, Interoperability, Patients, Providers, Services, Value of Health IT|Author: |

Mark your calendars! As we continue our countdown to HIMSS18, CommonWell Executive Director, Jitin Asnaani will present a webinar Tuesday, February 6 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time – “Building Patient-Centered Data Into the EHR.” Joined by Arthur M. Lauretano, MD, MS, FACS, Chief Medical Office at Circle Health, one of the first acute facilities to take CommonWell services live, the [...]

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell Members!

December 12, 2017|Alliance Updates, Members|Author: |

Tis the Season to be jolly! And when you get to announce three new General Members, all of whom share our vision to improve the access of data to providers and the individuals they serve, it is indeed a great day! As we close 2017, we are quickly nearing the 80-member mark spanning more than 20 care settings. Stay tuned [...]

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