In just a few short days, we will be back in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando kicking off what is sure to be a successful HIMSS19! As you prepare for the show and figure out which sessions you’d like to attend, which booths you plan to visit and which demonstrations you need to see, we are excited to share more details about where you can find CommonWell Health Alliance and its 30+ participating members at HIMSS19.

Back in action at the HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase

This year, we’re introducing David, a 43-year-old from rural Washington who is diagnosed with high blood pressure and later suffers a stroke. Our Nationwide Coordinated Care demonstration will walk you through his care journey as he visits different practitioners, undergoes treatment at, and transfers between various care facilities that use different health IT systems and even moves to Texas on his road to recovery.

Together with seven of our members – Brightree, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, ELLKAY, Greenway Health, MEDITECH and OneRecord, we’ll show you firsthand how CommonWell members are driving nationwide health data exchange and, ultimately, helping to improve care coordination, health outcomes and patient experience. In the demonstration, you see the CommonWell network and interoperability services in action, including patient identification and linking, record location, data query and retrieval, and our recently announced provider care notifications.

Stop by the Interoperability Showcase in Hall F to talk with our members, see the CommonWell services firsthand, and find out how both providers and patients can benefit and be empowered thanks to nationwide data sharing. Demonstrations will begin at the 45-minute mark each hour while the HIMSS show floor is open Tuesday, Feb. 12-Thurday, Feb. 14.

Education Session Presentation: Improving Care Coordination with Nationwide Data Exchange

CommonWell executive director Jitin Asnaani will join Dr. Arthur Lauretano, Chief Medical Officer of Circle Health, in an education session about how nationwide data exchange is helping to improve the coordination of care across the health care continuum. As a practicing a board-certified otolaryngologist at Massachusetts ENT Associates and Lowell General Hospital, which is live on the CommonWell network and actively leveraging the interoperability solutions, Dr. Lauretano will share his personal experiences about how increased access to critical patient health data has helped him and his team to make better decisions when caring for their patients.

Improving Care Coordination with Nationwide Data Exchange
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1:30-2:30pm
Orange County Convention Center, W230A

Interoperability Showcase Theater Panel: Making True Nationwide Interoperability a Reality

Jitin will take the stage in the Interoperability Showcase Theater alongside Cerner’s SVP for Medical Informatics Dr. David McCallie and Carequality executive director David Cassel.

During this session, they will discuss a recent milestone for interoperability and a significant step in the ongoing collaboration between CommonWell and Carequality – the general availability of the CommonWell-Carequality connection to all CommonWell members.

Dr. Michael Donnenwerth, Chief of Surgical & Specialty Care Services at Winona Health in Winona, Minn., and Kathy Callan, executive director of Information Systems at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisc., will join these interoperability experts on stage to share their experiences as the initial provider sites for the CommonWell-Carequality connection and provide insights on how it has benefitted them, their teams, and in turn, their patients.

Making True Nationwide Interoperability a Reality
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Interoperability Showcase Theater (Hall F 9100)

Interoperability Showcase Town Hall: Are We Making Progress?

Jitin also will represent CommonWell as a panelist during an Interoperability Town Hall, together with other key interoperability stakeholders, for an in-depth discussion.

New to HIMSS this year, this town hall format will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more and ask these experts questions about the progress made to date as the industry works toward achieving true, nationwide and patient-centered interoperability.

Interoperability Town Hall: Are We Making Progress?
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Interoperability Showcase Theater (Hall F 9100)

CommonWell TV
Whether you are attending HIMSS in person or participating vicariously through others, you will be able to hear first hand what many of our CommonWell members are doing to further health data exchange. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 12 through Thursday, Feb. 13, we will be posting more than 30 interviews with industry leaders and innovators recorded right on the HIMSS floor. Stay tuned to CommonWell TV and our blog next week for more information.

We hope you’ll be able to stop by to see us at HIMSS19 or catch us on CommonWell TV. And we look forward to connecting with you at HIMSS, on Twitter, on Facebook and on LinkedIn!