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Why #IHeartHIT: CommonWell Members Weigh In

September 23, 2019|Alliance Updates, Interoperability, Members, Value of Health IT|

This week, we are celebrating U.S. National Health IT Week (NHIT)—a time to commemorate the progress we’ve made as an industry and renew our commitment to improving health IT and, therefore, improving health care. Here at CommonWell, many of our members stopped to reflect and share their own “#IHeartHIT” messages in honor of NHIT 2019.

The Need to Accelerate the Interoperability Ripple Effect in Digital Health

February 11, 2019|Deployment, HIMSS, Post-acute care, Value of Health IT|

CommonWell Health Alliance was founded on the shared belief that to drive better patient care and improve health outcomes, we need to connect as many care locations as possible across all care settings. Our vision was to unlock the full potential of healthcare IT by connecting as many other participants as possible who are committed to interoperability. Last year, we [...]

2018 Update: The Power of Many

March 1, 2018|Alliance Updates, Deployment, HIMSS, Interoperability, Value of Health IT|

Sometimes I forget that I am the only full-time employee of the Alliance. You can easily see why that is if you read any of our most recent blogs. CommonWell is a community effort, and our members are also our leaders, our innovators and our biggest advocates: Morgan Knochel from one of our newest subscribers – OneRecord – shared her [...]

Patient Access: Putting My Binder Back on the Shelf

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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