CommonWell Health Alliance Announces Board of Directors

           CommonWell Health Alliance Announces Board of Directors

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CommonWell Health
Alliance, a collaborative effort of health information technologysuppliers
focused on achieving interoperability and data liquidity between systems,
today announced the election of its Board of Directors that will govern and
guide the organization for the coming year.


The individuals selected to lead the organization by its members are:

Jeremy Delinsky, Board chairman & athenahealth representative. Jeremy joined
athenahealth in 2004 and currently serves as its Chief Technology Officer,
responsible for the company's Software Development, User Experience, Product
Management, and Technology infrastructure organizations. He also serves as a
member of the Health Information Technology Standards Committee.

Rich Elmore, Board vice chairman & Allscripts representative. Rich currently
serves as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Allscripts, focusing on
innovations, managing exploration and execution of strategic partnerships and
acquisitions. He also has extensive experience working with the Office of the
National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services and other leading industry organizations.

Bob Robke, Board treasurer & Cerner representative. Bob is currently a Vice
President at Cerner where he oversees Cerner's connectivity services,
including interoperability services, health information exchange and personal
health records.

Rod O'Reilly, Board secretary & McKesson representative. Rod O'Reilly is
senior vice president of Strategy and Business Development for McKesson
Technology Solutions. O'Reilly provides leadership for portfolio management,
mergers and acquisitions, and integrated strategic planning for Better Health
2020™ and other MTS key priorities.

Scott Schneider, CPSI representative. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice
President at CPSI. He has been with CPSI for 30 years, having begun his career
there in 1983 and has held a number of positions, including Senior Vice
President of Corporate and Business Development, Vice President of Sales and
Marketing, and Sales Director.

Justin T. Barnes, Greenway representative. Justin is the Vice President of
Industry and Government Affairs at Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. He also
is Chairman Emeritus of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association and
Co-Chairman of the Accountable Care Community of Practice.

Keith Laughman, Sunquest representative. Keith is currently serving as
Executive Vice President of Community Care Solutions at Sunquest, where he
focuses on strategic growth areas including ACO's, outreach, and
patient-centric care.

"CommonWell is a collaborative organization, set out to advance
interoperability in health care. It's a formation of leaders in health IT, all
collectively pooling experiences and knowledge to overcome the technology and
process barriers of making data flow in health care once and for all," said
Jeremy Delinsky, Chairman of CommonWell Health Alliance and CTO of
athenahealth, Inc. "The Alliance has made tremendous progress on architecting
what we believe will begin as a region-based data exchange pilot, and grow
into a national solution of how health information can follow the patient
across care settings and technology platforms. This solution would work out of
the box, without expensive integration work, and with a great user-experience
for providers. I'm proud and fortunate to have such distinguished colleagues
and partners on the Board to achieve the goals set out by CommonWell."

Earlier this month, the Alliance formally incorporated as a trade association.
CommonWell Health Alliance is committed to create a vendor-neutral platform to
break down the technological and process barriers that currently inhibit
effective health data exchange. As an industry trade association, the Alliance
will define and promote a national infrastructure with common platforms and

About CommonWell Health Alliance
CommonWell Health Alliance is a trade association of health IT companies
working together to create universal access to health care data. The Alliance
is open to all health information technology providers who are committed to
making patient's data available to themselves and providers regardless of
where care occurs. Alliance members support the belief that provider access to
this data must be built into health information technologies at a reasonable
cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the populations and
people they serve.

The members of CommonWell Health Alliance invite all HIT suppliers to join us
in working together to provide seamless, trusted access to health information,
in support of better, more cost-effective care for our patients and
communities. To learn more about the CommonWell Health Alliance, please visit, and read CommonWell Community blog. Also follow
CommonWell on Twitter at @CommonWell, join us on the Alliance's LinkedIn page,
and like the Alliance's Facebook page.

SOURCE CommonWell Health Alliance
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