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Interoperability 2018

Interoperability 2018
Plug-and-Play Patient-Record Sharing via CommonWell and Carequality

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In a major announcement at HIMSS 2013, CEOs from Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth, and Greenway formed CommonWell Health Alliance to expedite low/no-cost sharing of patient records locally and nationally. In 2016 athenahealth, Epic, eClinicalWorks, and NextGen Healthcare announced they would use the Carequality interoperability framework to accelerate the sharing. At this point these major vendors have set expectations of patient record sharing with one of these options. This report clarifies the progress major EMR vendors have made in sharing via these publicly touted plug-and-play approaches and how that impacts you as the leader of a healthcare organization.  

Key Topics

  1. How Do athenahealth's & Epic's Jump Starts Impact You? When Will Others Catch Up?
  2. Barriers to Sharing Go Away When CommonWell Connects to Carequality
  3. Your Vendor's Level of Sharing, Including Custom Connection Considerations
  4. What Is It Like for Your Team to Work with Your EMR Vendor?
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