In Pursuit Of Interoperability For The Common Good

March 10, 2013
Arien Malec and David McCallie

Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, Greenway, and RelayHealth announced the formation of the CommonWell Health Alliance. Envisioned to be a not-for-profit association, the Alliance is dedicated to the vision that a patient’s data should be available to patients and providers regardless of where care occurs. To achieve this goal, the CommonWell Health Alliance plans to build, certify, and deploy a national infrastructure which will create an ecosystem for universal connectivity providing patient record linking, along with standardized consent and authorization services, so that providers can gain access to needed patient data, regardless of their electronic health record (EHR) supplier or the setting of care.

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