MIB Becomes Member of CommonWell Health Alliance
RELEASE | December 4, 2018
Boston and Braintree, MA (December 4, 2018) — Today, MIB announced it is joining CommonWell Health Alliance® as a General Member to help break down barriers to nationwide data exchange. CommonWell, a not-for-profit trade association made up of diverse health IT stakeholders, is dedicated to creating universal access to health data via a person-centered, nationwide network.
To achieve this, CommonWell and its members have committed to using their diverse experience across the health care ecosystem to produce and deploy patient-centric interoperability services—including person enrollment, record location, patient identification and linking, and data query and retrieval. At their core, these services aim to solve the challenges associated with patient linking and identity at scale.
CommonWell and its members are actively deploying these services, which are now live at nearly 11,000 provider sites nationwide, ranging from large acute hospitals to rural specialty practices. Together with its members, CommonWell is continually working to extend interoperability to new users and care settings.
"CommonWell is made stronger by the unique and specific qualities each member brings to our organization," said Nick Knowlton, Membership Committee chair for CommonWell Health Alliance and vice president at Brightree. "We are excited to welcome MIB as we continue to deploy our person-centric interoperability services nationwide."
MIB joins the Alliance with the intention to contribute to making interoperability ubiquitous in health care, and adopting a more efficient delivery of services that benefit from patient-authorized release of health information. To date, nearly 80 organizations are members of CommonWell.
MIB is owned by approximately 400 North American life insurance companies. MIB has been the trusted steward of the life insurance industry's data for more than a century operating a secure data hub, exchanging confidential health information between its member companies and providing services for improved underwriting and better pricing of insurance for consumers. MIB Group, Inc., a membership corporation, provides services through its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, MIB, Inc. and MIB Solutions, Inc. For more information, visit (www.mibgroup.com).
About CommonWell Health Alliance
CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association made up of diverse health IT stakeholders dedicated to creating universal access to health data via a person-centered, nationwide network. CommonWell members represent more than 20 care settings, including market leaders and technology innovators in acute, ambulatory and post-acute care, patient portals, imaging, retail pharmacy, population health, emergency services and more. CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that access to health data must be built into information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and by individuals to best manage their health.
To learn more about CommonWell Health Alliance, visit www.commonwellalliance.org. Engage with CommonWell on our Blog, as well as through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using the handle, @CommonWell. CommonWell Health Alliance® and the CommonWell Logo are registered trademarks of CommonWell Health Alliance Inc.
David O. Aronson, MIB Group, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, 781.751.6136,
Alison Spiegel for CommonWell Health Alliance, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, 813.775.6205