Why interoperability in healthcare is important

Interconnected systems allow providers, patients, and payers to work as a team.

Data-driven decision making improves care quality and health outcomes, and helps reduce waste.

Through our relationship with CommonWell Health Alliance® and via our multiple interoperability solutions, we help providers and payers improve the fluidity of information exchange.

Interoperability is essential to complying with government regulations and to implementing value-based care.


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently activated elements of the 21st Century Cures Act that make seamless information exchange a requirement in 2021.


The expedited exchange of clinical data improves patient satisfaction and care coordination.

Interoperability helps meet government requirements and lays the foundation for patient-centered and data-driven care.

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Digital access to EHRs, nationwide, improves all facets of a payer’s operations.

Interoperability helps payers better manage risk profiles, plan designs, HEDIS requirements, and claim accuracy.

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APIs enable vendors to securely access data and integrate their services into the healthcare ecosystem.

Interoperability encompasses medical devices, imaging systems, laboratory systems, and wearables.

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The CommonWell Health Alliance® network enables data exchange among providers

Change Healthcare is both the platform service provider for the network, as well as a using member.

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Change Healthcare as a leader in healthcare data interoperability

More than 50 companies were screened and analyzed for the Frost Radar™: U.S. Healthcare Data Interoperability Market, 2020. The report lauds Change Healthcare for “leading interoperability that democratizes access to patient data through open and collaborative services, tools, and platforms.”

Accelerate Healthcare Data Interoperability


COVID-19 has spotlighted the need for fast, easy data exchange. Change Healthcare is offering free clinical data interoperability services to speed access to medical records.

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