ATLANTA, GA, December 16, 2014 – Wellcentive, an industry leader in end-to-end population health management (PHM) for healthcare organizations, today announced it is joining CommonWell Health Alliance (the “Alliance”) as a General Member.
CommonWell, a non-profit trade association, is dedicated to the simple vision that health data should be available regardless of where care occurs. Provider access to this data must be built into healthcare technology at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of organizations and the people they serve. Wellcentive is joining CommonWell as the first solely focused PHM solution provider in support of this critical mission of improving interoperability.
“Each member of CommonWell brings a unique contribution to our team. Wellcentive will provide a fresh perspective on how to improve data flow to meet the PHM needs of healthcare organizations,” said Nick Knowlton, membership chair for CommonWell. “Data liquidity is integral to population health management, and managing populations is increasingly integral to the success of healthcare organizations.”
Wellcentive enables healthcare organizations of all sizes to better manage the health of their populations with the goal of improving care quality while reducing costs. It does this by helping these organizations analyze the data in their systems to identify and close care gaps, increase preventive and wellness care and better manage high-risk patients. By joining the CommonWell Health Alliance,
Wellcentive becomes a valuable member helping to enhance interoperability and participating in the conversation regarding the improvement of patient care.
“Since EHRs are one of the primary sources of data for PHM analytics, the two have always had a symbiotic relationship,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive’s CEO. “Improving data interoperability has a direct effect on our ability to deliver faster, more accurate insights that will help advance the delivery of care across the nation. As a leader and early innovator in the PHM space, Wellcentive fully supports the CommonWell mission and feels privileged to help these forward-thinking organizations shape the standards for the future. We view it as an important strategic step toward solving many of the healthcare industry’s most pressing issues.”
Wellcentive joins a diverse group of CommonWell members that have joined together to enable healthcare providers to manage patient identity, support consent management and facilitate better coordination along the broad care continuum. Today, CommonWell members are live with these services at more than 10 provider sites ranging from large acute hospitals to rural specialty practices. More than 20,000 people have enrolled since services launched in January 2014 and dozens of clinicians are leveraging these services daily. Membership is open to healthcare-centric organizations, systems and vendors—all those who share the Alliance’s vision for interoperability.