CommonWell Health Alliance today announced seven new members are joining its effort to enhance nationwide health data exchange regardless of health IT vendor, geography or setting of care. These new members augment the reach of CommonWell Services in the ambulatory market, increase its membership representation for provider-engagement, imaging and EMS solutions, as well as expand into the direct-to-consumer arena.
eClinicalWorks joins CommonWell as a Contributor Member and commits to offering CommonWell services to its customers. eClinicalWorks is a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) company offering solutions for private practices, hospitals, population health, revenue cycle management and patient engagement. It holds the highest market share among all cloud-based EHR vendors, with more than 115,000 providers using its solutions today.1
lifeIMAGE, an interoperable medical image sharing network; MediPortal, a patient engagement solutions company; and Modernizing Medicine, creator of a specialty-specific suite of products and services to transform the clinical, financial and operational aspects of practices, also join CommonWell as Contributor Members. HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology; ImageTrend, a web-based emergency response, hospital and integrated healthcare software provider; and Mana Health, a cloud Platform-as-a-Service that unifies patient data from EHRs, apps and devices, join as General Members.
“We’re thrilled to welcome eClinicalWorks, HIMSS, ImageTrend, lifeIMAGE, Mana Health, MediPortal and Modernizing Medicine to our growing organization,” said Jitin Asnaani, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance. “The diversity in our membership is representative of our commitment to reach the full continuum of care and to help ensure pertinent patient information is available to patients and caregivers regardless of where care occurred.”
-eClinicalWorks holds a significant share of the ambulatory EHR market and has demonstrated a proven commitment to interoperability. The organization plans to deploy CommonWell services with interested clients.
“Connecting medical providers and patients is paramount to elevating health care delivery,” said Tushar Malhotra, integration lead for eClinicalWorks. “The work by CommonWell and its members helps move the industry forward, and we are pleased to officially become a member, joining the effort to make nationwide interoperability ubiquitous. Our immediate next steps include making the cross-vendor interoperability services available to the providers using our solutions.”
-With more than 150,000 users and 1.5 billion exams exchanged, lifeIMAGE is the nation’s largest and most utilized network for sharing medical imaging information. Its services allow hospitals, physicians and patients to securely connect and exchange exams, anywhere, reducing unnecessary testing, preventing excessive radiation exposure, and promoting faster, safer, higher-quality care.
“Having provider access to patients’ imaging records regardless of where exams were ordered, performed or stored is crucial to ensure the best patient care possible,” said Matthew A. Michela, CEO and President of lifeIMAGE. “As the leading image exchange network in the United States, we believe we have an obligation to advance interoperability and look forward to working with CommonWell and its members to accelerate that outcome.”
-MediPortal is a patient engagement solutions company offering a customized personal health record where consumers can track fitness, nutrition and medical data all in one place. Its dedication to helping patients take more control of their health aligns with the vision and mission of CommonWell.
“We are excited to become a member of CommonWell given our focus on empowering patients to take control of their health care,” said Anand Prabhu, CEO and Founder of MediPortal. “We, too, believe that providers and the people they serve deserve to have access to health data no matter where care occurs.”
-Modernizing Medicine develops specialty-specific, data-driven and cloud-based electronic health records (EHR), practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems to transform the clinical, financial and operational aspects of physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals.
“Our membership with CommonWell symbolizes our commitment to interoperability, which complements our mission to transform how health care is created, consumed and utilized to increase efficiency and improve outcomes,” said Daniel Cane, CEO and Co-Founder of Modernizing Medicine. “CommonWell and its real-world interoperability services that enable providers to work seamlessly within their existing workflow can bring tangible value to the providers we serve.”
-HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology. HIMSS’s leadership experience in the health IT field will enable it to bring unique and valuable expertise as a General Member of CommonWell.
-ImageTrend develops web-based software solutions for emergency services, hospitals and integrated health care. Its technology integrates on an enterprise level with national registries including NEMSIS (National Emergency Medical Services Information System), NTDB (National Trauma Data Bank), NFIRS (National Fire Incident Reporting System) and CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival), giving CommonWell an opportunity to provide value to additional critical niche markets.
-Mana Health, a leader in patient portal technology, aims to give patients an easy way to see their health data in order to better connect patients and care providers. It plans to employ cross-vendor interoperability to accelerate its commitment to EHR data integration and the shift toward value-based care.
With the addition of these members, CommonWell Health Alliance now has 40 members and represents 72% of the acute care EHR marketii and 34% of the ambulatory care EHR market,iii as well as market leaders and technology innovators supporting care settings such as post-acute care, imaging, perinatal, laboratory, retail pharmacy, oncology, population health, emergency services and more.
About CommonWell Health Alliance
CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health data nationwide. CommonWell members represent 72% of the acute care EHR market2 and 34% of the ambulatory care EHR market,3 as well as market leaders and technology innovators supporting care settings such as post-acute care, imaging, perinatal, laboratory, retail pharmacy, oncology, population health, emergency services and more. CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that provider access to health data must be built into information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the populations and people they serve.
To learn more about CommonWell Health Alliance, visit www.commonwellalliance.org. Engage with CommonWell on our Blog, as well as through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using the handle, @CommonWell.
eClinicalWorks® is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With physicians across all 50 states using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, out-patient departments of hospitals, health centers, departments of health and convenient care clinics. Fourteen eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past eight years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Austin, New York City, Chicago, California, Georgia and London. For more information, please visit www.eclinicalworks.com, Facebook, Twitter or call 866-888-6929.
HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health IT, so they have the right information at the point of decision. Through its health IT network of over 1 million experts, over 200 knowledge exchanges and collaborations, including 64,000-plus members, HIMSS drives innovative, forward thinking around best uses of technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care. HIMSS is a not-for-profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia. Visit www.himss.org for more information.
ImageTrend, Inc. is dedicated to connecting life’s most important data in the healthcare and emergency response community. ImageTrend delivers software solutions and services for EMS, hospitals, community paramedicine (CP), critical care, fire, preparedness and data analytics to enable fully integrated healthcare, allowing the provider to focus on patient-centric care. ImageTrend’s commitment to innovation, its clients, and providing world-class implementation and support is unsurpassed. Based in Lakeville, Minn., ImageTrend combines business analysis, creative design and database driven architecture to offer innovative, scalable solutions and strategies for today and the future. To learn more about ImageTrend, visit ImageTrend.com.
lifeIMAGE is an interoperable medical image sharing network that helps healthcare providers access their patients’ imaging records, regardless of where exams are performed or stored. It has been adopted by more than 125 multi-site health systems across the country to improve care coordination for patient consultations, referrals and transfers. This enables providers to improve the quality and timeliness of care, expand referral business, and eliminate wasteful spending.
About Mana Health
Mana Health is a healthcare technology company that uses data to make healthcare work better. Based in New York City, their team is comprised of experts from across healthcare, software development, consumer experience, and analytics. Mana Health’s first product, the Mana Patient Gateway, offers an engaging experience that empowers patients through their HIE, hospital, and employer data. Mana Health’s innovative portal designs won the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge. To learn more about Mana Health, visit www.manahealth.com.
MediPortal has created a community of care providers that focuses on meaningful data exchange, better workflow, and medical information security. Its system electronically pulls medical information from multiple EMR and EHR sources, consolidates it into an easy-to-use online platform, and makes it accessible on numerous digital devices. Its platform is untethered to an EHR, allowing it to work with any EMR, homecare monitoring device, and fitness tracker. MediPortal is committed to giving patients access to their information while still allowing doctors to customize their interoperability experience. To learn more about MediPortal, visit www.mediportal.com and engage with their care community on Facebook and Twitter.
About Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine® is transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized in order to increase efficiency and improve outcomes. Our specialty-specific, data-driven and cloud-based electronic health records (EHR), practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems were built by subject matter experts including specialty physicians and practice management professionals. Our suite of products and services is designed to transform the clinical, financial and operational aspects of dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, rheumatology and urology practices. Modernizing Medicine also offers a gastroenterology-specific Endoscopy Report Writer for ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals. For more information, please visit www.modmed.com. Connect with Modernizing Medicine on our Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
1 “Frost & Sullivan Recognizes eClinicalWorks’ Cloud-based EHR for Highest Market Share.” PR Newswire. N.p., 26 Jan. 2016. Web.
2 KLAS—Clinical Market Share 2015, August 2015. © 2015 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com
3 SK&A, a Cegedim Company—“EHR Vendor Market Share by Physician Size,” January 2015.