Membership affirms Kareo’s commitment to further interoperability and enable integrated health care for small practices
Irvine, CA – April 2, 2015 – Kareo, the leading provider of cloud-based software and services for independent medical practices, today announced that it has joined the CommonWell Health Alliance as a Contributing Member. CommonWell is a not-for-profit, vendor-led trade association that is committed to making patient data available to providers regardless of where care occurs. The services offered by CommonWell’s members include patient identification, record location, patient privacy and consent, and trusted data access, which enables scalable, secure and reliable interoperability across the care continuum.
“Kareo has always maintained a commitment to provide affordable solutions that enable our small practice clients to increase practice efficiency, enhance care coordination and improve care overall,” said Dan Rodrigues, founder and CEO of Kareo. “We are excited to join our industry peers as we work towards a common goal of helping healthcare providers seamlessly share health data.”
As a Contributing Member, Kareo will participate and vote on substantive issues and policy matters as well as support the design and application of technology that implements and complies with CommonWell specifications.
“Kareo’s leadership in the independent practice market and innovative spirit will be a fundamental addition to the Alliance as we work to expand our reach,” said Nick Knowlton, Vice President of Business Development at Brightree and CommonWell Membership Committee Chair. “Kareo has demonstrated its dedication to developing robust, interoperable solutions, and the company’s experience will prove valuable as we work to develop additional use cases to improve health data exchange across the care continuum.”
Since announcing the formation of the CommonWell Health Alliance in March 2013, more than 26,000 people have consented to share their health data via the CommonWell network. The organization is poised for continued growth, with plans to extend the availability of its services nationwide.
Kareo is the only cloud-based medical office software and services platform purpose-built for small practices. At Kareo, we believe that, with the right tools and support, small practices can do big things. We offer an integrated solution of products and services designed to help physicians get paid faster, run their business smarter, and provide better care. Our practice management software, billing services, and free, award-winning fully certified EHR help more than 75,000 medical providers more efficiently manage the business and clinical sides of their practice. Kareo has received extensive industry recognition, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 500/5000, Forbes Top 100 Most Promising Companies, and Black Book #1 Integrated EHR, Practice Management and Billing Vendor. Headquartered in Irvine, California, the Kareo mission is to help providers spend their time focused on patients, not paperwork. For more information, visit www.kareo.com.
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 care data. CommonWell is open to all organizations that are committed to making patient data available to providers regardless of where care occurs. 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.
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