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Remembering Neal Patterson

July 19, 2017|Leadership|Author: , |

Last Thursday, a great man and health IT visionary was laid to rest. The cofounder of Cerner, Neal Patterson worked every day over the last four decades to improve the delivery of health care. One of his greatest passions was to remove the barriers to health data exchange. And as such, Neal was one of the first and biggest champions [...]

PODCAST: Jitin Asnaani Featured by EHRIntelligence | Putting Health IT Interoperability into Action at CommonWell

June 21, 2017|Alliance Updates, FHIR, Interoperability, Value of Health IT|Author: |

Take a listen to our Executive Director Jitin Asnaani’s podcast interview with Kyle Murphy of EHRIntelligence. In this podcast, Jitin discusses CommonWell commitment to person-centered care, progress to date and highlighted announcements such as API development and the use of the updated HL7® FHIR® specifications. The interview also expanded further on how CommonWell and its efforts coincide with other critical [...]

Summer Update from the CommonWell Executive Director

June 13, 2017|Alliance Updates|Author: |

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is already almost half over. The CommonWell team –a dogged group of volunteers with unmatched passion and determination (for interoperability of all things!) – continues to lay ever-more-pipeline to facilitate health data exchange nationwide. Mark my words: being an open, collaborative, vendor-neutral organization is not easy. How I miss the corporate days when I [...]

PODCAST: Jitin Asnaani Featured by Red Hot Healthcare | The Big ‘Connector’ in Healthcare

May 23, 2017|Alliance Updates, Interoperability, Patients|Author: |

Check out our Executive Director Jitin Asnaani’s podcast interview with Dr. Steve Ambrose of Red Hot Healthcare. In the podcast, Asnaani discusses his passions inside and outside health care, his insights on patient empowerment and how CommonWell is aiming to change the industry for the common good. “The biggest uptake in CommonWell services—in terms of organizations joining CommonWell—has probably come [...]

Circle Health, Cerner and eClinicalWorks: Collaborating to Improve Patient Care

May 2, 2017|Interoperability, Members, Value of Health IT|Author: |

In 2013, Cerner was one of seven companies that founded CommonWell Health Alliance. Today, Cerner, along with other CommonWell member companies, has helped bring more than 5,000 providers live on CommonWell services. Circle Health was one of the first acute facilities to take CommonWell services live via Cerner. Circle Health quickly identified that many ambulatory practices in their network had [...]

HIMSS17: It’s a wrap

March 2, 2017|Alliance Updates, HIMSS|Author: |

This year marks our 5th Anniversary at HIMSS, which hardly seems possible for those of us who have been a part of CommonWell since day one. This year seemed to be especially fun, with individuals from many of our member companies staffing our booth. We had a great time hosting new and old friends in our booth and enjoyed [...]

CommonWell TV is back for HIMSS17!

February 20, 2017|Alliance Updates, HIMSS|Author: |

In case you are missing HIMSS in Orlando, we invite you to log on to CommonWellTV.com for footage straight from the HIMSS show floor! Hear from industry icons and from more than 20 CommonWell member executives as they share their thoughts on CommonWell, interoperability and the future of the health care industry – all from the HIMSS show floor! Check [...]

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell General Members!

February 20, 2017|Alliance Updates, Members|Author: |

It seems only fitting that as we kick off today at the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando with 40,000+ of our industry colleagues we welcome six new members into CommonWell Health Alliance. Ranging from EHR companies to HIEs and specialty HIT systems, our membership continues to grow not only in numbers but in diversity as well. Together, with these new members, [...]

CommonWell at HIMSS17 – Know Before You Go

February 17, 2017|HIMSS|Author: |

Hello from sunny Orlando! Home of Disney World, the Harry Potter Experience at Universal and the HIMSS17 conference, all of which given me a twinge of awe and amazement when I walk through the gates/doors (and each of which always leave my feet hurting at the end of the day). This year at HIMSS, I am contemplating wearing sneakers versus [...]

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