Join our webinar to learn more about becoming a member of CommonWell!

Interested in becoming a member of CommonWell Health Alliance? We recently opened up an additional Membership category – General Membership, which provides different options for prospective organizations interested in becoming part of our first-of-its-kind, vendor-led Alliance targeted at improving interoperability in our industry. Want to learn more? Join us for one of our upcoming Webinars where we will provide an overview of our non-profit association as well as discuss how you can get involved. CommonWell …

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Breaking Down Silos to Deliver One Vision, One Voice for Interoperability

This week marks the 9th annual National Health Information Technology Week—a forum where the industry recognizes the collaborative efforts of all those dedicated to advancing our health care system through the use of information technology. CommonWell Health Alliance is a testament to what collaborative efforts can do to drive new approaches and innovations to solve one of our industry’s most challenging issues – interoperation. When we formed eighteen months ago, there were those who doubted …

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CommonWell’s JASON Task Force testimony: A shared vision for a national “Robust Healthcare Architecture”

On July 31, I delivered testimony to the JASON Task Force and posited that the CommonWell Health Alliance can fulfill the vision of a national “Robust Healthcare Architecture” as expounded upon in the JASON Report, discussed more below. By way of background, members of the JASON Task Force consists of a subset of the members of the HIT Standards Committee (HITSC) and HIT Policy Committee (HITPC), organized by the Office of the National Coordinator for …

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The Post-Acute Perspective: Ensuring Seamless Communication During Transition of Care

Mounting industry pressures have placed interoperability at the forefront of healthcare executives’ minds, affecting the clinical, financial and operational perspective of each organization. And as the industry refocuses on interoperability across the care continuum, it is ever more critical to include the post-acute care industry within the bigger healthcare picture. Post-acute care providers are increasing their use of information technology to align more closely with acute care providers to enhance patient outcomes and reduce the …

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Celebrating a year of collaboration, achievements and innovations

It hardly seems possible that it was 16 months ago when I stood on stage alongside the CEOs of athenahealth, Cerner, Greenway and McKesson to announce this industry-led endeavor for interoperability. As with many things, it seems like such a short time to have accomplished all that we have. The now nine members of the CommonWell Health Alliance really have made amazing progress since we announced at HIMSS in March 2013. We welcomed new founding …

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