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CommonWell Reveals New Program to Connect Providers, Vendors

February 5, 2019 - Prior to the start of HIMSS where the association first unveiled itself to the public, CommonWell Health Alliance announced a new program for connecting stakeholders to its health information network through its existing CommonWell members. “The CommonWell network enables participating practitioners to meaningfully engage in data exchange to provide the best care possible for...


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MEDITECH Brings CommonWell Interoperability to VT Health System

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Northwestern Medical Center of St. Albans is now live with CommonWell interoperability services thanks to MEDITECH, an critical member of the CommonWell Health Alliance. “Northwestern Medical Center is excited to partner with...

Most EHR Vendors Have Enabled CommonWell, Carequality Connection

by Kate Monica

The majority of EHR vendors with sizeable marketshare currently enable providers to connect with CommonWell or Carequality, indicating the healthcare industry may be poised for a breakthrough in interoperability. This finding comes from a...

CommonWell-Carequality Connection Now Generally Available

by Kate Monica

CommonWell Health Alliance recently announced its connection to the Carequality Framework is now generally available to all CommonWell members as part of an effort to improve interoperability nationwide. CommonWell and Carequality-enabled...

Top Interoperability Questions to Consider During EHR Selection

by Kate Monica

Improving interoperability is the central focus of several CMS federal incentive program policies, ONC initiatives, and new partnerships between EHR vendors and health data exchange services providers. Healthcare’s inability to...

Carequality Promoting Use of FHIR for Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

Carequality is looking to add support for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards to its trusted exchange framework as part of an effort to further streamline interoperability and standards use. The nationwide...

Initial Providers Go Live with CommonWell-Carequality Connection

by Kate Monica

CommonWell has met all Carequality requirements to launch a CommonWell-Carequality connection, and initial providers using Cerner and Greenway Health users have gone live with the connection intended to advance seamless nationwide health...

How to Create a Standardized Nationwide Patient Matching Strategy

by Kate Monica

A nationwide patient matching strategy should be led by the private-sector and spearheaded by a neutral coordinating organization to ensure flexibility, transparency, and standardization, according to several healthcare industry...

MEDITECH Extends CommonWell Interoperability to OH Hospital

by Kate Monica

MEDITECH will extend CommonWell interoperability services to Ohio-based Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) to improve health data exchange and care coordination among providers. The non-profit community hospital is among the first to...

How CommonWell Adapts to Constant Health IT Innovation

by Kate Monica

At the start of 2018, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced health IT innovation would be a top priority among stakeholders. Three months into the year, this assertion has proven true: Google, Amazon, Apple, and other tech titans have...

Epic, athenahealth Most Effectively Enable EHR Interoperability

by Kate Monica

Epic and athenahealth most successfully integrate their EHR product offerings with a single network to enable EHR interoperability for seamless health data exchange between users, according to a 2018 KLAS interoperability...

CHIME, HIMSS, Premier Tackle Health Data Exchange Framework

by Kate Monica

HIMSS, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and Premier healthcare alliance have joined the slew of stakeholders to weigh in on the ONC Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft. HIMSS...

The Sequoia Project’s Carequality Connects Over 50% of Providers

by Kate Monica

The Sequoia Project’s Carequality Interoperability Framework now connects over half of the nation’s healthcare providers. Since its inception in July 2016, the interoperability network has grown to include more than 1,000...

Consolidating to Simplify Health Data Exchange, Interoperability

by Kate Monica

True interoperability for improved health data exchange persists as a top healthcare industry priority among stakeholders in both the public and private sector as 2017 comes to a close. Health IT developers, health information exchanges...

Cerner Extends Free CommonWell Services to Users Until 2020

by Kate Monica

Cerner President Zane Burke announced at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference that the health IT company will be extending free CommonWell services to all Cerner users through 2020. Initially, CommonWell services were made free to all Cerner...

eClinicalWorks Allows Integration with CommonWell, Carequality

by Kate Monica

eClinicalWorks will now allow users to connect with both CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality with a new self-service option. Over 400 health systems have already connected to the interoperability service providers in an effort to...

HIE Collaboratives Helping to Advance Health IT Interoperability

by Kate Monica

Health information exchange (HIE) collectives and networks-of-networks including eHealth Exchange, CommonWell, and Surescripts help promote secure health data exchange across healthcare facilities nationwide. The Strategic Health...

MEDITECH to Deploy CommonWell Interoperability Services in 2018

by Kate Monica

MEDITECH recently announced that beginning in 2018 its EHR technology will be support CommonWell interoperability services enabling health data exchange. As a vender-neutral network of networks, CommonWell Health Alliance allows...

Cerner, Epic EHR Hospitals to Share Patient EHRs in NC

by Kate Monica

Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health recently reached an agreement to exchange patient health data between their Cerner and EHR technologies in an effort to improve care coordination for patients receiving care at either...

CommonWell First to Use Argonaut Project FHIR Specifications

by Kate Monica

CommonWell has set itself apart as an industry leader in an unprecedented integration of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), the health IT standard and application programming interface (API). Today, CommonWell announced it...

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