CommonWell Health Alliance
Cerner has joined forces in an industry-wide alliance to create a nation-wide infrastructure that will enable better, more cost-effective care for patients.
Why Cerner is 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.
Recently, Cerner President Zane Burke reinforced that commitment by extending free CommonWell services to all Cerner users through 2020.
“It's time for the patient to be part of the care team, and it's time for us to embrace that,” said Burke. “No matter what the definition [of interoperability] is, you can agree that we can solve that problem.”
CommonWell Health Alliance provides the following services to all participating providers:
- Patient Identification and Linking
- Record Locator and Retrieval
- Patient Access, Privacy and Consent Management
- Trusted Data Access
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, the CommonWell Health Alliance 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 60 million patient health records and 80 different health IT company participants.
Did we mention that CommonWell services are free to all Cerner users through 2020?
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 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.