Adventist Health has more than 20 hospitals and 250 clinics in more than 80 communities on the West Coast and in Hawaii. With millions of patients being served per year, the need for their health IT systems to interoperate with each other—both inside and outside of the Adventist Health system –  is paramount.

Last month, Adventist Health shared how implementing the Cerner HIE in 2019 and connecting to the CommonWell nationwide data exchange network, including its connection to Carequality, took Adventist Health from one-way data sharing to “true interoperability.”

With that one connection to CommonWell, Adventist Health clinicians immediately had the ability to access data from more 50,000 provider sites nationwide. The additional data available to its clinicians from outside sources was profound:

  • End users have retrieved more than 44 million documents from other health systems, and physicians from those same health systems retrieved nearly 7.92 million documents from Adventist Health.*
  • During a 10-month period ending in October 2020, the monthly number of times web portal users looked at the HIE community view—the comprehensive picture of a patient’s medical history—more than doubled, increasing from 47,764 to 110,559. *

While the data are impressive, it is the individuals who are impacted by them that are at the center of why Cerner and CommonWell are committed to enabling true interoperability.

To read the full story of Adventist Health’s journey to true interoperability, check out the Cerner Blog.


* Comparing January 2020 to October 2020