California hospital taps CommonWell, Carequality for EHR data sharing

Van Nuys, Calif.-based Valley Presbyterian Hospital implemented CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality's EHR data sharing program, according to a Jan. 28 news release.

VPH is one of the first Meditech EHR sites to go live on the program. Nonprofit trade association CommonWell and Carequality, an interoperability framework designed by the Sequoia Project, launched the program in December 2018. The program is a data linkage system that allows health systems to request and retrieve patient EHRs from out-of-network providers.

In addition to VPH, Meditech clients that deploy CommonWell services can also share EHRs with participating providers who use Carequality.

"These data sharing services position us to better serve our community across the continuum of care," said Jeff Allport, vice president and CIO at the 350-bed hospital. Our approach is to support health data exchange in every method we can to ultimately provide enhanced patient care."

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