The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) and CommonWell Health Alliance has signed a reciprocal membership agreement with the goal of enhancing health IT interoperability to better assure provider and patient access to health data regardless of where care occurs. NATE and CommonWell will begin working together immediately.
NATE is a not-for-profit membership association focused on enabling trusted exchange among organizations and individuals with differing regulatory environments and exchange preferences. NATE brings the expertise of its membership and other stakeholders together to address the legal, policy and technical barriers that inhibit health information exchange between HIPAA covered entities and the consumers that they serve.
CommonWell Health Alliance Overview
CommonWell is a not-for-profit trade association devoted to the simple vision that health data should be available to providers and patients regardless of where care occurs. By building the capability to exchange health data into their software, CommonWell members enable providers to work seamlessly within their existing workflow for expeditious, cost-efficient implementation of CommonWell services. CommonWell, together with its service provider and members, is using its diverse, collective experience across the care continuum to break down the barriers that have stood in the way of nationwide data exchange, and is committed to defining and promoting a national infrastructure with common standards and policies.
To date, CommonWell’s services—patient identification, record location, patient privacy and consent, and trusted data access—are live in six states including , , , , and . More than 20 provider locations are using the services, and more than 26,000 persons have consented to enroll on CommonWell’s network.