Pacific Northwest healthcare organizations join CommonWell Health Alliance
Five Cerner clients in the Pacific Northwest have agreed to use CommonWell Health Alliance services to securely exchange patient data with a growing number of provider sites across the United States.
Cerner clients Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, EvergreenHealth, Tuality Healthcare and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics will share records with regional physician practices that use Greenway Health and athenahealth electronic health records (EHRs), as well as with the acute and ambulatory health care provider organizations nationwide who already use CommonWell. The Alliance expects to have more than 5,000 provider sites enrolled in CommonWell services by the end of the year.
“Our patients should be able to give their providers access to their medical records wherever they go,” said Tom Martin, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Information Officer at EvergreenHealth. “CommonWell services give us an easy-to-use, secure and reliable way to connect patients, providers and their records.”