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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Welcoming new members to CommonWell Health Alliance

Today, CommonWell Health Alliance officially opens its doors to institutions who are committed to our vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs, and that access to this data must be built into health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of healthcare providers and the people they serve. Just over a year ago, the Alliance was formed with an unambiguous focus on …

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CommonWell Health Alliance is Honored in Winter/Spring 2014 Web Health Awards(SM) Competition

CommonWell Health Alliance was selected as a winner in the 16th annual Web Health Awards(SM) program. This competition — held twice each year: Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall — recognizes the nation’s best digital health resources. The CommonWell Health Alliance Website (www.commonwellalliance.org) received a Silver Award in the Web-based Resource category. Those involved in the production and design of CommonWell Health Alliance Website include Jessica Miller, Jennifer Smith, Lisa Santos, Scott Howard, Allison Lattanze, Kelly Leo and …

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CommonWell in the News: Group Of Electronic Health Record Vendors To Become Officially Interoperable

While summer is typically the time for family road trips and relaxing by the pool, we at CommonWell are working hard to drive forward our vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs, and that provider access to this data must be built-in health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the people they serve. Today, Forbes issued …

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