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Doubling the Data: The Journey to True Interoperability for Adventist Health

March 18, 2021|Interoperability, Members, Providers, Value of Health IT|, VP of Interoperability - Cerner|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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