Archive for March, 2013

EHR Vendors Form Alliance On Data Sharing

March 4th, 2013

A group of health IT vendors representing a large chunk of the market for electronic health records have launched the CommonWell Health Alliance, designed to increase interoperability among their systems, it was announced Monday at the annual convention of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) in Orlando.

According to a press release "the Alliance intends to be a collaborative effort of suppliers who are focused on achieving data liquidity between systems, in compliance with patient authorizations". The alliance includes Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth, Greenway and RelayHealth.

In the press release, Hammergren said, "The formation of this alliance takes health care a step closer to broad industry interoperability. A national and trusted health information exchange will break down the information silos in health care and should dramatically improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care delivery."


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