Work is what will be required to make the CommonWell initiative happen. There are doubts as to whether or not it is just a public relations move or a real initiative. There are questions as to who can really be a part of it, too. Is it really open or is an invitation required? Who is posturing more – the vendors in the initial launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance or Epic, the nation’s largest EHR vendor who was noticeably absent from the alliance?
Moving beyond these items will be important, and the milestones achieved are what will determine the real meaning. Achieved objectives is where the words and behaviors align and real trust is empowered to make our health care system gain greater interoperability.