CommonWell Health Alliance is a trade association, working to make interoperability an inherent part of health IT. Launched in 2013, they have had services live nationwide since the end of 2014. Services include patient enrollment, record location, patient identification & linking and data query & retrieval. Their aim is to leverage existing standards and policies to make interoperability a reality.
In this HIE inPractice Feature, Jitin Asnaani, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance joins us to discuss the history of CommonWell, current initiatives and challenges that have been overcome. He emphasizes the importance of engaging patients in their care as well as the need to overcome the status quo in order to achieve true interoperability in healthcare.