Brightree, McKesson to offer interoperability services

Thursday, February 25, 2016

BOSTON – CommonWell Health Alliance, a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies, has made its cross-vendor interoperability services available to its members, including Brightree and McKesson, the association announced today. Of the 10 million Medicare beneficiaries who are discharged from acute care hospitals every year, more than 66% have two or more chronic conditions, while 14% have six or more. “This patient population typically requires care from multiple providers in a variety of highly divergent settings,” said Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance, in a release. “Our collective experience across the continuum can help break down the barriers to cross-vendor HIT interoperability and make a dramatic difference in care coordination among ambulatory, acute and post-acute settings of care, with the ultimate goal of better patient outcomes.” Brightree, Cerner and McKesson plan to deploy the services to its home health and hospice customers this year.