LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., and BOSTON, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MediPortal is pleased to announce it is joining CommonWell Health Alliance as a contributing member. CommonWell, a non-profit trade association, is dedicated to the simple vision that health data should be available regardless of where care occurs. Provider access to this data must be built-in health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the people they serve.
CommonWell and its members are producing and deploying real-world, cross-vendor interoperability services that will contribute to improved health care delivery and outcomes for providers and the people they serve. CommonWell services include person enrollment, record location, patient identification and linking, and data query and retrieval across the health care continuum. Today, CommonWell services are live at more than 1,200 provider sites, ranging from large acute hospitals to rural specialty practices, nationwide.
"MediPortal shares our vision that health data should be accessible to individuals and providers no matter where they receive care," said Nick Knowlton, Membership Committee chair for CommonWell Health Alliance and Vice President at Brightree. "We are confident that as we continue to add members such as MediPortal we can expand our coverage and accelerate the nationwide expansion of our real-world interoperability services."
As a patient engagement solutions company, MediPortal allows providers to leverage their patients' data by creating their own internal data exchange platform that layers on top of their existing EHR infrastructure. By joining the CommonWell Health Alliance as a Contributing Member, MediPortal can bring even more value to its customers by offering an additional interoperability solution to assist in better identifying and linking patients across care communities.
"MediPortal has never viewed nationwide interoperability as a single-vendor feat. CommonWell and MediPortal are focused on giving patients a collaborative view of their health without the restraints of a one-time customized platform," said Anand Prabhu, CEO and Founder of MediPortal. "As a patient solutions and mobile health trailblazer, MediPortal believes in CommonWell and views this initiative as an important strategic step for the healthcare industry as it works to connect communities of care."
MediPortal joins the Alliance's diverse group of members in pursuit of its shared vision of providing better care and outcomes for providers and the people they serve.
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 and 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.
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 70% of the acute care EHR market1 and 34% of the ambulatory care EHR market2, 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.
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1 KLAS - Clinical Market Share 2015, August 2015. © 2015 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com
2 SK&A, a Cegedim Company - "EHR Vendor Market Share by Physician Size", January 2015.