CommonWell Health Alliance
Cerner has joined forces in an industrywide alliance to create a nationwide infrastructure that will enable better, more cost–effective care for patients.
Why is Cerner committed to creating an effective health data exchange? We believe that wherever consumers go for care, their past health care information—from within that hospital, within that community, within that region, anywhere within the US—should be available to care providers regardless of where it’s needed. That’s why we are committed to the CommonWell Health Alliance® and have extended free services post 2020.
CommonWell Health Alliance provides the following core services to all participating providers:
- Patient Identification and Linking
- Record Locator Service
- Data Broker
- Trust Fabric
A Landmark Event for Nationwide Interoperability
In December 2016, Carequality and CommonWell agreed to work together, advancing connectivity and health information exchange. That collaboration is Generally Available, helping increase connectivity between hospitals and health systems nationwide.
“The simplicity of our providers being able to access external clinical documents within their native EHR is a game changer. CommonWell and Cerner have provided us a solution we could have only dreamed of a few years ago.” – Nikki Manuel, MSN, RN-BC Informatics Nurse Specialist at Lafayette General Health
Learn more about collaboration, including the results from the pilot program.
The time is now
CommonWell is creating a national fabric for health data exchange, which can only be achieved if we continue to grow. In matter of five years, CommonWell has gone from a concept for advancing health IT interoperability to a means of enabling health data exchange between providers using various EHR technologies. CommonWell presently includes over 80 member companies, working across more than 20 care settings.
If you are looking to take the next step, here are your options:
- Contact your client relationship executive tell them you want to join CommonWell, including connecting to Carequality, services.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and brief description of your organization. We will take it from there.
Now is the time to take the step in bringing true interoperability to your patients and organization.