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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 [...]

Feb. 6 HIMSS Webinar Building Patient-Centered Data Into the EHR Features CommonWell ED and Circle Health CMO

January 31, 2018|Deployment, HIMSS, Interoperability, Patients, Providers, Services, Value of Health IT|

Mark your calendars! As we continue our countdown to HIMSS18, CommonWell Executive Director, Jitin Asnaani will present a webinar Tuesday, February 6 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time – “Building Patient-Centered Data Into the EHR.” Joined by Arthur M. Lauretano, MD, MS, FACS, Chief Medical Office at Circle Health, one of the first acute facilities to take CommonWell services live, the [...]

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|

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Visits Beebe

January 13, 2017|Interoperability, Providers, Value of Health IT|

Reposted with the permission of Beebe Healthcare. Original blog post can be found here. Beebe Healthcare hosted Dr. Vindell Washington, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, on Thursday, January 12. Beebe Healthcare, along with our friends from Nanticoke Health Services in Seaford, demonstrated the pioneering work we have accomplished in the use of CommonWell. CommonWell allows for providers and [...]

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