May 30, 2015

‘Uncommon’ CommonWell Alliance Unveiled at HiMSS13

Posted on March 8, 2013 by in Health IT, News

While we got a whiff of this during Neil Versel’s interview with Athena’s Jonathan Bush at the House of Blues after party, on Monday March 4th David McCallie of Cerner Corporation and Arien Malec of RelayHealth discuss the novel CommonWell Alliance announced at HIMSS13 in New Orleans.

Some may say the CommonWell Alliance is long overdue. Perhaps largely driven by a combination of carrot and stick provisions written into both the American Recovery and Reinvestment and Affordable Care Acts, and principally as a respondse to the changing role of patient interests in the traditionally provider centric healthcare system, Adrian Gropper opines at the health care blog a counter view in ‘CommonWell Is a Shame and a Missed Opportunity.’


Via HiMSS13 TV

Meanwhile, with perhaps some dissent on the ranks of the Society for Participatory Medicine via it’s house organ e-Patients.net, @ePatientDave has a slightly less cantankerous¬†view on the upside of the CommonWell Alliance in Biggest HIMSS news for e-patient families: CommonWell Health [data] Alliance.

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  1. HIMSS'13 - Patients taking center stage - The EHR Enthusiast - March 14, 2013

    […] On Monday March 4 a bombshell announcement hit the wires: 6 fierce EHR competitors had gotten together and created an alliance with the mutual goal of standardizing data sharing between their systems so that patient information could flow freely and easily. The founding members were announced as: McKesson, Cerner, athenahealth, Allscripts, Greenway and RelayHealth. You can read more about the Alliance on their website and here is a link to the announcement. […]

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