HealthInfoNet Becomes Member of CommonWell Health Alliance
Portland, Maine and Boston, Mass., December 12, 2017 – Today, HealthInfoNet announced it is joining CommonWell Health Alliance® as a General Member to help break down barriers to nationwide data exchange. CommonWell, a not-for-profit trade association made up of diverse health IT stakeholders dedicated to creating universal access to health data via a person-centered, nationwide network.
To achieve this, CommonWell and its members have committed to using their diverse experience across the health care ecosystem to produce and deploy patient-centric interoperability services—including person enrollment, record location, patient identification and linking, and data query and retrieval. At their core, these services aim to solve the challenges associated with patient linking and identity at scale.
CommonWell and its members are actively deploying these services, which are now live at more than 5,500 provider sites nationwide, ranging from large acute hospitals to rural specialty practices. Furthermore, CommonWell is continually working with its members to extend interoperability to new users and care settings, including patient portals. Recently, CommonWell announced its commitment to work with members to build new application programming interfaces (APIs) that will complement existing services and increase the value of the CommonWell network to individuals and caregivers.
“Our members know the needs of the provider and patients across the health care continuum,” said Nick Knowlton, Membership Committee chair for CommonWell Health Alliance and vice president at Brightree. “HealthInfoNet will use their experience to contribute to CommonWell and its vision that health data should be accessible regardless of where care occurs.”
About CommonWell Health Alliance
CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association made up of diverse health IT stakeholders dedicated to creating universal access to health data via a person-centered, nationwide network. CommonWell members represent more than 20 care settings, including two-thirds of the acute care EHR market, more than one-third of the ambulatory care EHR market, and market leaders and technology innovators in post-acute care, patient portals, imaging, retail pharmacy, population health, emergency services and more. CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that access to health data must be built into information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and by individuals to best manage their health.
To learn more about CommonWell Health Alliance, visit www.commonwellalliance.org. Engage with CommonWell on our Blog, as well as through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using the handle, @CommonWell. CommonWell Health Alliance® and the CommonWell Logo are registered trademarks of CommonWell Health Alliance Inc.
HealthInfoNet is an independent, nonprofit organization using information technology to improve patient care quality and safety. It manages Maine’s statewide health information exchange and offers services to encourage HIT adoption and support new and emerging models of care and care management. HealthInfoNet is connected to all hospitals in Maine, manages data on 98% of the state’s residents, and offers analytics and reporting tools to improve the quality and safety of health care in Maine.
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