CARROLLTON, Ga., July 21 Justin Barnes, vice president ofmarketing and government affairs at Greenway Medical Technologies Inc., wasrecently elected as the new chairman of the Electronic Health Record VendorsAssociation (EHRVA). The association, with approximately 42 member companies,unanimously elected Barnes to help lead the organization's strategic directionand guide the implementation of its healthcare initiatives. Elected on July 1,Barnes, along with a vice chairman, will serve a year-long term with theEHRVA.
The EHRVA, which is partnered with the Healthcare Information andManagement Systems Society (HIMSS), represents the majority of installed EHRsolutions in the U.S. and provides a leadership forum for the EHR communitythat is relative to standards development and harmonization as set by theHealthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP); EHR certificationas set by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology(CCHIT(R)); interoperability and performance; and quality measures. Theassociation also addresses other EHR issues that may become the subject ofincreased government, insurance and physician association interest.
Barnes is currently responsible for managing marketing, strategy,corporate development and government affairs at Greenway Medical, a leadingprovider of integrated EHR, practice management and interoperabilitysolutions. In the past three years, Barnes has formally addressed Congress andthe President's administration on eight occasions on topics such as EHR andhealthcare information technology (HIT) adoption, EHR certification, standardsharmonization, interoperability, privacy and security, confidentiality andcompliance, IT adoption incentives and the globalization of healthcare.
He has also written and contributed content for trade journals, magazinesand media outlets regarding topics focused on EHR and HIT adoption.
"We are both excited and honored to have Justin represent the EHRVA as itsnew chairman," said Tee Green, president of Greenway Medical Technologies."The hard work, dedication and determination he displays on a daily basis atGreenway(R) will help advance the EHRVA as well as the entire healthcareindustry."
Other elected members to the EHRVA Executive Committee include: vicechairman, Dr. Andy Ury of McKesson Physician Practice Solutions and committeemembers Charlie Jarvis of NextGen Healthcare Information Systems Inc.; MicheleMcGlynn of Siemens Medical Solutions; Charles Parisot of GE Healthcare; RickReeves of Computer Programs and Systems Incorporated (CPSI); Don Schoen ofMediNotes Corporation; and Steve Tolle of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.
About Greenway Medical Technologies Inc.
Greenway Medical Technologies provides the latest in ambulatory healthcarebusiness solutions and services to 19,000 customers nationwide, in 30specialties and subspecialties, by enhancing the delivery of patient carethrough innovative HIT software and on-demand services that allow physicianpractices to function at their highest level of efficiency. Greenway'sPrimeSuite is a comprehensive, interoperable component of its integratedphysician's infrastructure solution, which serves as the starting point of along-term business plan for physician practices. PrimeSuite 2007 R2, the firstEHR to be certified by CCHIT(R) based on 2007 Ambulatory Certificationrequirements, integrates a practice's clinical, financial and administrativeprocesses, and allows practices to increase profitability, enhance patientsatisfaction and facilitate adherence to compliance guidelines. Establishedin 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway Medical Technologies is a privatelyheld company with 260 employees. For more information about Greenway, visithttp://www.greenwaymedical.com .
About HIMSS EHRVA
HIMSS EHRVA is a trade association of Electronic Health Record (EHR)companies tha