CommonWell Health Alliance has launched a new program that is expected to give patients the capability of more easily accessing their health records.

The initiative will begin with six electronic health record vendors: Aprima Medical Software, athenahealth, Cerner, Evident, Modernizing Medicine and RelayHealth. Two standalone patient portal vendors, Integrated Data Services and MediPortal, will offer an app enabling patients to access their records by year-end, says Jitin Asnaani, executive director at CommonWell, which now includes more than 40 health information technology vendors that are cooperating to improve interoperability.

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