What Carequality Implementers & Providers Are Saying

Carequality Is Helping Providers & Patients Nationwide

By developing a scalable, health IT interoperability framework for nationwide health data sharing across networks, Carequality is helping patients and providers.

Read below to see what providers and implementers are saying.

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Physicians, physician groups, and health systems that are leveraging Carequality to enhance care coordination.

“Many of our patients are also seen time to time in other care settings,” said Dr. Robert Paul Fischer of Dallas Internal Medicine. “Working with eClinicalWorks to integrate our practice with Presbyterian Hospital, which is part of Texas Health Resources, has been very easy. We are excited to access and share a more complete patient profile for such patients.”

“We have been using eClinicalWorks for 11 years,” said Dr. Gary Singer, from Midwest Nephrology in St. Peters, MO. “Being a specialist whose patients are regularly seen at a local SSM Health hospital, an integration through the Carequality framework helps in electronically retrieving a complete summary about what happened with the patient at the hospital. We particularly appreciate the complete medication lists which we verify with each patient. eClinicalWorks has tightly integrated the ingestion of data from external sources, making it very convenient for us in taking care of our patients seen at other care settings.”

“Signature Medical Group is excited that NextGen is adopting this streamlined, integrated approach to accessing clinical data from hospitals and external sources,” said Scott Paneitz, chief information officer of Signature Medical Group. “We believe our physicians will embrace this timely access of patient information to aid in making the best care decisions possible.”

“Carequality Framework adoption was important in expanding the number of providers with which we are automatically connected so we can better coordinate care in our communities,” said Richard Vaughn MD, Chief Medical Information Officer for SSM Health, which is based in St. Louis. “The Framework really creates a win-win for patients and providers by helping us make faster and better decisions, avoid reordering expensive tests, and ensure that our patients receive the best care possible. We look forward to the additional benefits that will be realized when other vendors go live on the Framework as well.”

“Sutter Health is excited to be one of the first large healthcare organizations to take advantage of the Carequality framework to support broad clinical information exchange for improved care coordination,” said Dr. Steven Lane, Clinical Informatics Director of Privacy & Interoperability for Sutter Health. “Many of our patients also receive care from community providers utilizing a variety of EHRs. Carequality promises to remove historic barriers to sharing information between different vendors’ EHRs, allowing patients’ information to follow them wherever they choose to receive care. We sincerely hope that all EHR vendors and existing HIE networks commit to implement Carequality’s straightforward framework to finally make interoperability a part of the standard way that we provide the safest, most cost-effective care to all of our patients.”


Health data networks that enable providers and patients to share across and among different networks.

“At Allscripts, offering meaningful solution interoperability to drive effective healthcare delivery is of critical importance. We are committed to and have been providing accessible, clinically relevant information at the point of care since 2003. We are creating a community patient record that enables positive patient outcomes,” said Paul Black, chief executive officer of Allscripts. “Our partnership with Carequality helps our clients expand their reach of data sharing to local, regional and national partners, as well as gain secure and easy access to data across disparate systems throughout the Carequality ecosystem. We believe Carequality connections will drive care collaboration across the continuum, helping lower costs and ensuring patients receive the care they need.”

“Providers using our network-enabled services expect us to constantly improve their connection to each other and those they share patients with because we don’t succeed unless they can effectively coordinate care,” said John Voith, Director of Interoperability at athenahealth. “Carequality is helping us to advance this work with our providers.”

“Interoperability between medical providers across organizations and EHR technologies is essential for improving healthcare delivery,” said Tushar Malhotra, Integration Lead for eClinicalWorks. “eClinicalWorks is committed to providing easy interoperability to our customers. Working with Carequality has been a good experience, with both our clients and their patients benefitting from an enhanced exchange of pertinent health information, elevating care delivery.”

“Carequality is a big win for patients and providers, and it will help promote continued innovation in interoperability,” says Dave Fuhrmann, Vice President of Interoperability for Epic. “By creating a vendor- and platform-neutral framework that will evolve over time, the initiative supports secure health information exchange for patients without impeding development of new technology.”

“Providing customers, clinicians, payers and ultimately patients with improved access to data and information is critical to driving efficient, smart care coordination toward better outcomes in healthcare,” said Jon Zimmerman, General Manager of GE Healthcare, Clinical Business Solutions. “The Carequality Framework is an important step in the evolution of interoperability, offering an efficient and effective healthcare experience for patients, providers and payers.”

“As the trend toward quality- and value-based care models increases, the importance of data and information interconnectivity has never been more essential,” said Eric Sullivan, Vice President for Product Innovation and Data Strategies for Inovalon. “This interoperability will drive significant value across the industry by further enhancing the delivery of Inovalon’s powerful, real-time analytics that can significantly improve clinical insight, quality outcomes and financial performance.”

“At the heart of Kno2 is a commitment to put interoperability within the reach of every provider across the care continuum and technology supplier in healthcare,” said Jon Elwell, Chief Executive Officer of Kno2. “We’re very excited to provide the ability to connect our interoperability service subscribers to all the other players available through the Carequality ecosystem. This is a huge win for our partners and providers as well as the healthcare industry.”

“Netsmart clients provide continuity of care for more than 25 million persons, many of whom experience comorbid mental and physical illnesses. Our client communities include behavioral health, home health and hospice, and other areas of human services that encompass some of the most expensive and chronically ill populations,” said Mike Valentine, Chief Executive Officer of Netsmart. “Accelerating the Carequality Interoperability Framework makes it possible to supply health data for the ‘whole person’ and improve the health of these high-risk populations.”

“As an early adopter and participant in the Carequality Interoperability Framework, today’s announcement is extremely significant,” said Rusty Frantz, President and CEO of NextGen Healthcare. “It’s a tipping point because the initiative transforms the promise of easier nationwide health data sharing into real progress. Ambulatory providers, and the industry as a whole, need to build robust inventories of successful interoperability use cases. This go-live is a welcome catalyst to that process. Value-based medicine requires that accurate information is easily shared and accessible, to the right care team and the right clinician, at the right time and place. That’s true interoperability and the cornerstone to having the information needed to improve community health and reduce the cost of healthcare.”

“OneRecord’s vision is to provide patients with the opportunity to effectively participate in their healthcare and Carequality delivers the trust framework as a basis for ensuring all data will eventually be available from providers and payers to patients in support of this. We are excited about working with like-minded implementors in leveraging standards-based interoperability to make data available to patients as we move toward a consumer-centered market where providers and payers are able to partner with patients to focus on improving health outcomes.”

“Through the Carequality Framework, Surescripts is breaking down legacy barriers and collaborating with other industry leaders to make nationwide healthcare interoperability a reality,” said Tom Skelton, CEO of Surescripts. “We are excited to increase the reach of our network and unleash the power of our National Record Locator Service to enable nationwide data sharing to improve patient care.”