Making Sense Of CommonWell: What Can Users Expect?

Three years after the big announcement, what do vendors and providers realistically expect from the CommonWell Health Alliance, and what still needs to happen? Kent Gale discussess KLAS’ findings.

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Ken Lawonn, SVP & CIO, Sharp HealthCare, Chapter 1

About Sharp HealthCare
Hospitals on Cerner, practices on Allscripts
Leveraging dbMotion’s HIE to present “an integrated view.”
Internally developed data warehouse
Short-term & long-term costs of a single-vendor approach
Predictive analytics — “You’ve got to be able to capture that data.”

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Can EHR Systems Speak To Each Other If Vendors Don’t?

A key finding from the KLAS Summit? Interoperability must start with EMR vendors, and that process must include providers as partners in ensuring the successful exchange of patient data, says Kent Gale.

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The Best Blogs Of 2015

Although mergers and acquisitions, career advancement, and the changing payment models were all popular topics in 2015, our countdown of the top blogs shows that the biggest draw for readers was an Epic comparison.

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Breaking Down Interoperability With Adam Gale, Part 1

KLAS’ Inaugural Interoperability Report
Partnering with CHIME
A new tactic — “This is one of the deepest studies we’ve ever done.”
Comparing private and public HIEs
“The low effort, high return we’re all hunting for.”
Data blocking — “We were curious to see if there’s a bad guy.”
Epic under the microscope

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