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Modernizing Medicine Becomes Member of CommonWell Health Alliance

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Boca Raton, Fla. and Boston, Mass., February 11, 2016 – Modernizing Medicine is pleased to announce it is joining CommonWell Health Alliance as a Contributor member. CommonWell is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to cross-vendor interoperability that assures provider access to health data regardless of where care occurs. As the nation’s leading developer of specialty-specific, data-driven and cloud-based electronic health records (EHR), practice management and revenue cycle management systems, Modernizing Medicine is in a unique position to positively contribute to data sharing thereby improving patient outcomes, both at an individual patient level and larger population health level.

Modernizing Medicine is honored to join CommonWell and its members to produce and deploy nationwide interoperability services that will contribute to improved healthcare delivery. CommonWell services include person enrollment, record location, patient identification and linking, and data query and retrieval across the healthcare continuum. Today, CommonWell services are live at more than 1,200 provider sites, ranging from large acute hospitals to rural specialty practices, nationwide.

“Modernizing Medicine shares our vision that health data should be accessible to individuals and providers no matter where they receive care,” said Nick Knowlton, Membership Committee chair for CommonWell Health Alliance and Vice President at Brightree. “We are confident that as we continue to add members such as Modernizing Medicine we can expand our coverage and accelerate the nationwide expansion of our real-world interoperability services.”

Modernizing Medicine is transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized with our specialty-specific, data-driven and cloud-based EHR, practice management and revenue cycle management systems. Our suite—built by specialty physicians and practice management professionals—is designed to transform clinical, financial and operational aspects of dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, rheumatology and urology practices. By joining CommonWell Health Alliance as a Contributor member, we will help improve interoperability and bring even more value to the specialties we serve.

“The missions of CommonWell and Modernizing Medicine complement each other, and our membership with CommonWell will no doubt drive improvement to interoperability, which is a key component to helping improve health outcomes and reduce the costs of healthcare in the United States,” said Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. “Modernizing Medicine is honored to help expand access to CommonWell cross-vendor interoperability services which are essential to the exchange of health data along the care continuum.”

Modernizing Medicine joins the Alliance’s diverse group of members in pursuit of its shared vision of providing better care and outcomes for providers and the people they serve.

For more information on Modernizing Medicine, visit www.modmed.com.

About Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine® is transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized in order to increase efficiency and improve outcomes. Our specialty-specific, data-driven and cloud-based electronic health records (EHR), practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems were built by subject matter experts including specialty physicians and practice management professionals. Our suite of products and services is designed to transform the clinical, financial and operational aspects of dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, rheumatology and urology practices. Modernizing Medicine also offers a gastroenterology-specific Endoscopy Report Writer for ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals. For more information, please visit www.modmed.com. Connect with Modernizing Medicine on our Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Modernizing Medicine is a member of CommonWell Health Alliance.

About CommonWell Health Alliance
CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health data nationwide. CommonWell members represent 72% of the acute care EHR market1 and 34% of the ambulatory care EHR market, 2 as well as market leaders and technology innovators supporting care settings such as post-acute care, imaging, perinatal, laboratory, retail pharmacy, oncology, population health, emergency services and more. CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that provider 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 the populations and people they serve. 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.

Press Contacts:
Modernizing Medicine
Tara Auclair Ryan
561-880-2998 x1321
tara.ryan@modmed.com

Modernizing Medicine
Ryan Lilly
Matter Communications
978-518-4533
rlilly@matternow.com
www.matternow.com

CommonWell Health Alliance
Berit Mansour
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
(813) 775-6206
CommonWellPR@HKStrategies.com

[1] KLAS—Clinical Market Share 2015, August 2015. © 2015 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com

2 SK&A, a Cegedim Company—“EHR Vendor Market Share by Physician Size,” January 2015.