CommonWell allows patients to share info
BOSTON – The CommonWell Health Alliance, which counts Brightree as one of its members, will give patients access to their health data for the first time via the CommonWell network, it has announced. Patients will be able to self-enroll, self-link their health records wherever they receive care, and self-query their health on the network. They will also be able to give their providers instant access to their health data, which could help improve care and coordination. “Far too often individuals and the people who care for them are stymied by the onerous task of accessing their health data,” said Jitin Asnaani, executive director, in a release. “CommonWell and its members are dedicated to helping break down the barriers that make it difficult for patients to access that information.” CommonWell members MediPortal and Integrated Data Services have committed to launch these new services via their patient portal offerings by the end of the year.