There are very few people who can say they haven’t felt the stress of being away from home and experiencing a health scare. Whether it was you or a loved one, the thought might even evoke a haunting memory—especially in a world where your clinical records haven’t been easily accessible.

This common scenario is one of the reasons CommonWell exists today. 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.

Meet Oscar

Oscar, 38, is a traveling nurse. Oscar is an active, historically healthy man, who grew up in upstate New York and continues to call it his home base when not traveling for work as a travel nurse. Unfortunately, Oscar will soon been one of the 125 million Americans managing a chronic health condition.

At home in upstate New York, Oscar is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)—a disease where the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Months later, while on assignment in Louisiana, Oscar acquires a respiratory infection caused partially by his MS immunocompromising medication and is diagnosed with Pneumonia.

Nationwide Connected Care via the CommonWell Network

While Oscar’s situation may sound unique, it’s not unusual for those affected by MS. During the live demonstration, you will follow his health journey through PCP, acute inpatient, ED, home health and specialty care settings. In the span of 20 minutes, we will cover 12 months, travel to 2 cities and states, and meet with multiple caregivers both locally and 1300 miles apart.

Join us at the Interoperability Showcase Nationwide Connected Care use case demonstration to see how CommonWell services built natively in our members’ EHRs empower both Oscar and his providers by enabling access to his clinical records.

A Sneak Peak

Watch as his providers leverage CommonWell services and its nationwide network of more than 25,000 provider sites to coordinate care and help avoid readmission. In addition to showcasing our core CommonWell services like Patient Identification & Linking, Record Locator Service, and Data Query & Retrieve Broker, we will be providing a detailed look at some of our newest Services as well as a couple still in development but coming soon, including:

Matches a patient’s demographics using an exact matching algorithm, removing the manual matching burden for the provider

Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) Event Notifications
Notifies subscribed providers when a patient interacts with another participating care provider who has an existing relationship with the patient to improve care continuity

FHIR Document and Discrete Resource Exchange
Allows data exchange of clinical documents via FHIR with transformation to and from XCA to accommodate different trade partners, as well as a non-brokered approach to discrete FHIR resource exchange leveraging the CommonWell FHIR Directory with patient matching

Dynamic Registration
Streamlines the authorization and authentication workflows for FHIR server access, leveraging shared certificates to extend trust between exchange partners

Want to know what happens…?

The good news is regardless of where his care occurs, Oscar and his providers have access to his health records nationwide via the CommonWell Health Alliance network, resulting in positive health outcomes.

To see it in action, join CommonWell and six of our members—athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Health Gorilla, MatrixCare and MEDITECH —at the Interoperability Showcase Nationwide Connected Care use case at HIMSS22 in Orlando, March 15-17. Demonstrations start at 15 minutes past the hour during Exhibit Hall hours.

To learn more or to see where else you can engage with CommonWell at HIMSS22, visit