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Cerner Signs Up More Than 1,200 Provider Sites to Use CommonWell Services

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --

The reach of the CommonWell Health Alliance continues to grow, as Cerner announced today that more than 1,200 care provider sites, which represent more than 75 Cerner clients, have signed up to use CommonWell interoperability services to date.

"Ubiquitous, nationwide interoperability will take time, but we're seeing positive momentum," said Bob Robke, vice president of Interoperability, Cerner. "We're proud to have our clients joining us in advancing interoperability and applaud their leadership in getting our industry one step closer to helping patients share their records with their providers, wherever they receive treatment."

Cerner clients use CommonWell services to exchange health data across the care continuum. CommonWell uses a standards-based approach to connect different EHR suppliers.

"Since the alliance was formed in 2013, it has worked diligently with both the government and the private sector to stand up a nationwide infrastructure to securely share patient data, regardless of where care occurs," said Jitin Asnaani, executive director, CommonWell Health Alliance. "The many providers that have signed up to use CommonWell services through their health IT supplier understand that sharing information across organizations is the right thing to do for the patient."

As the number of providers...


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