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CommonWell To Apply to Become One of TEFCA’s First Qualified Health Information Networks

August 31, 2022|Categories: |

BOSTON – August 31, 2022 - The CommonWell Health Alliance® today announced its intention to apply to become one of the first Qualified Health Information Networks (QHIN) as part of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). CommonWell will submit its application with the first set of submissions. This move follows The Sequoia Project, the Recognized Coordinating Entity for [...]

CommonWell Health Alliance Submits Comments on the TEFCA Draft QHIN Application

June 15, 2022|Categories: |

We were pleased to be part of preliminary efforts to get here through the Common Agreement Workgroup where we worked with peers and partners alongside Sequoia and the ONC towards development of the formative documents for TEFCA which included development of this QHIN Application. As such, we were not surprised by the content of the application and appreciate the [...]

CommonWell Hosts Virtual Connectathon to Build Next Generation of FHIR

May 26, 2022|Categories: |

BOSTON – May 26, 2022 – For the first time, CommonWell Health Alliance® hosted a connectathon with 11 of its Service Adopters to test its Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) services as it works to build the next generation of FHIR for clinical data exchange. While CommonWell has been using FHIR for document-based exchange for some time, it’s now preparing [...]

CommonWell Health Alliance FHIR Project: Certificate Authority Request for Information (RFI)

October 12, 2021|Categories: |

On Oct. 11, 2021, CommonWell Health Alliance issued a Request for Information (RFI) for a Certificate Authority for our upcoming CommonWell FHIR project. CommonWell is requesting the following information from interested Certificate Authorities that would be able to provide the following: Issue and assist with the management of certificates for FHIR-based exchange between CommonWell Service Adopters Offer guidance throughout the FHIR [...]

CommonWell Submits Comments to RCE on the QHIN Technical Framework Draft v1

September 20, 2021|Categories: |

Sept. 17, 2021 – CommonWell Health Alliance submitted comments to the RCE on the QHIN Technical Framework Draft V1 as published July 28, 2021. We have always supported a fully connected nationwide ecosystem that links providers of all types and recognize we cannot do this alone. We support the goals and objectives of TEFCA and look forward to being one [...]

CommonWell Commentary on 2022 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) final rule; new Health Information Exchange (HIE) Bi-Directional Exchange measure

September 15, 2021|Categories: |

Sept.  15, 2021 – On Aug. 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the FY 2022 Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) final rule, which takes effect on Oct. 1, 2021.  Included in the rule was a new Health Information Exchange (HIE) Bi-Directional Exchange measure for promoting interoperability in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, to [...]

CommonWell Commentary on the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) draft v2

April 15, 2021|Categories: |

April 15, 2021 – In January 2021, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) published the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) draft v2. As noted in our commentary, CommonWell supports the ONC and its works to improve interoperability in the United States across providers, payers, patients and other stakeholders. We are aligned in the belief that we need [...]

CommonWell Commentary on 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule; new Health Information Exchange (HIE) Bi-Directional Exchange measure

February 1, 2021|Categories: |

Feb. 1, 2021 - On Dec. 28, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Included in the rule was a new Health Information Exchange (HIE) Bi-Directional Exchange measure for promoting interoperability in the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), to which clinicians [...]

Paul Wilder and Liz Buckle Featured on Clinical Architecture’s Informonster Podcast

January 13, 2021|Categories: |

CommonWell Executive Director Paul Wilder and Director of Product Liz Buckle recently joined Charlie Harp, CEO of member company Clinical Architecture, on the Informonster podcast. The group talked about the mission of CommonWell and also shared insights on how federal regulations have affected the push to universal interoperability and the importance of ensuring data quality along the way. As Paul [...]

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