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CommonWell Members Pledge to Grant Patients Access to Health Data

By HealthLeaders Media News  
   August 24, 2016

Eight CommonWell Health Alliance member organizations have committed to supporting patient access to healthcare data. Two say they will make it happen this year.

The CommonWell Health Alliance is going direct to patients.

By the end of 2016, consumers will be able to self-enroll in the CommonWell network, link their healthcare records from wherever they receive care, and browse the data via a variety of online methods.

CommonWell is a not-for-profit trade association of health IT vendors representing two thirds of the acute care and one third of the ambulatory care electronic health records market, as well as other vendors from across the health IT spectrum, including post-acute care, imaging, laboratory, and population health vendors, as well as retail pharmacies.

Eight CommonWell members have announced they will support the initiative; six have not set a specific timeframe for deploying the capability:

  • Cerner
  • Athenahealth
  • Modernizing Medicine
  • Aprima Medical Software
  • Evident
  • RelayHealth, a division of McKesson

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