Commonwell Health Alliance

March 4, 2013

One of the biggest challenges facing the industry and electronic medical records (EMR) companies is being dependent on the federal government to establish the HIE (Health Information Exchange). The major EMR vendors decided to take matters in their own hands. On Monday, March 4, 2013 at HIMSS13 five EMR vendors decided to create a non-profit organization called Commonwell Health Alliance. It was started by:

This is great news for the industry because one of the challenges we are facing is the lack of connectivity and collaboration between software competitors. The Commonwell Health Alliance will improve patient care coordination because providers will be able to read patient medical information in its original habitat. The Commonwell Health Alliance is expecting more vendors to join. For more information, you can read the full article here.