Change Healthcare, CommonWell expand partnership for patient data interoperability

CommonWell Health Alliance is extending its contract with Nashville, Tenn.-based Change Healthcare to continue its access to the health technology company's clinical interoperability services.

Through the new six-year agreement, Change Healthcare will provide CommonWell patient identification and record locator services as well as document retrieval for patient treatment and access. CommonWell is a nonprofit trade association founded in 2013 by several information technology vendors, including Cerner, Allscripts and Athenahealth.

"Alliances like this play a critical role in improving data exchange among industry stakeholders, and we're honored to continue our partnership with CommonWell to enable broader use of interoperability capabilities," said Kris Joshi, Change Healthcare executive vice president, according to a news release.

The agreement builds upon CommonWell and Change Healthcare's existing five-year relationship, which was initially formed in support of clinical data interoperability and value-based healthcare services. CommonWell members come from more than 20 healthcare settings, including acute and ambulatory care, patient portals and population health.

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