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Alliance Community Hospital First MEDITECH Customer to Deploy CommonWell Services

MEDITECH advancing nationwide interoperability as the first EHR vendor to deploy CommonWell Health Alliance services leveraging FHIR

MEDITECH, a leading Enterprise Health Record (EHR) vendor and Contributor Member of CommonWell Health Alliance®, has successfully deployed CommonWell interoperability services at Alliance Community Hospital (ACH). The capabilities will enable ACH, a non-profit hospital serving the residents of Alliance, Ohio, to exchange patient information seamlessly for improved patient care and quality outcomes.

"We're excited to be at the forefront of interoperability breakthroughs and technical innovation in healthcare," says David Shroades, Vice President Operations and CIO at ACH. "Even more importantly, we're excited to bridge gaps in patient care, and deliver the best outcomes possible for our community."

MEDITECH is the first EHR vendor in CommonWell to deploy the Argonaut Project's FHIR specifications to customers for the purpose of document exchange, providing near real-time access to a participating patient's data. Embedded directly into the MEDITECH EHR, these CommonWell services include patient enrollment capabilities and C-CDA exchange, opening the door for more comprehensive sharing of discrete segments of data in the future, such as medication and allergy data.

"Interoperability is a cornerstone of MEDITECH's healthcare IT vision and the deployment of CommonWell Health Alliance services in the MEDITECH EHR at Alliance Community Hospital is a testament to that," said Lawrence O'Toole, associate vice president of strategy at MEDITECH, and a member of the CommonWell Health Alliance Board of Directors. "Utilizing this contemporary architecture to enable providers to access health information nationwide further symbolizes MEDITECH's commitment to work collaboratively to improve patient care."

Today, more than 9,300 provider sites are Live on CommonWell services across the nation, and more than 30 million individuals are enrolled. “I’m proud of the unwavering commitment from CommonWell Members in continuing to expand the deployment of CommonWell services,” said Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance. “CommonWell congratulates MEDITECH for bringing its first customer Live on the network, an important leap forward in supporting our mission to break down the barriers to health data exchange.”  

“As a Contributor Member, MEDITECH is continuing to help steer the future direction of CommonWell and provide our customers access to services that go beyond one EHR system, one healthcare organization, and one community,” said Howard Messing, president and CEO, MEDITECH. “Together, we can advance nationwide connectivity and interoperability.”

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