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CommonWell Adds eHealth Initiative, DICOM Grid, and Others to Its Growing Alliance

May 4, 2016
by Heather Landi
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The CommonWell Health Alliance announced this week that 11 new members have joined its effort to enhance nationwide health data exchange.

DICOM Grid, a New York City-based healthcare Software-as-a-Service company that offers cloud-based digital medical image management, joins CommonWell as a contributing member, as does El Segundo, Calif.-based Integrated Data Services (IDS), an information systems and support services provider.

Nine companies have joined CommonWell as general members. These new general member include Delaware Health Information Network (DIHN), the state’s health information network; San Francisco-based ClearCare Online, a  provider of cloud-based home care software platform; Washington, D.C.-based eHealth Initiatives, a non-profit, membership organization focused on improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare through information and IT; eHealth Technologies, a provider of clinically informed referral services based in West Henrietta, N.Y.; Austin, Texas-based e-MDs, a provider of practice management software and EMR/HER systems; PatientPing, a Boston-based startup that operates a care coordination network that offers real-time notifications to providers; San Mateo, Calif.-based PokitDok, a company that provides a cloud-based API platform for the healthcare industry and Redox, based in Madison, Wisconsin and a provider of an integration platform.

Also, Washington, D.C.-based the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) become a CommonWell general member as well.

Since its start at the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, CommonWell has continued to add new members. The Alliance’s goal is to promote healthcare interoperability, regardless of health IT vendor, geography or setting of care.

According to its officials, with the addition of these members, CommonWell Health Alliance now has close to 50 members and, as of earlier this year, represents 72 percent of the acute care EHR market and 34 percent of the ambulatory care EHR market.

“Application Programming Interfaces are central to interoperability in health care,” Lisa Maki, co-founder and CEO, PokitDok, said in a statement. “Our mission to unlock and secure data is fundamentally aligned with CommonWell Health Alliance. We hope to contribute to existing interoperability efforts with our clearinghouse, identity management and scheduling APIs, as well as new expertise in security and patient payments, both integral to supporting the business of health.”

 

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