CARROLLTON, Ga., Sept. 30 Greenway Medical TechnologiesInc., today announced that its flagship electronic health record (EHR),PrimeSuite 2008, is a fully CCHIT Certified(R) 08 ambulatory EHR, according tocriteria set forth by the Certification Commission for Healthcare InformationTechnology (CCHIT(R)), including certification for cardiovascular medicine andchild health. The Commission is the recognized certification body (RCB) by theUnited States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for certifyinghealth information technology (HIT) products.
In order to be 08 CCHIT Certified, PrimeSuite 2008 met all therequirements including enhancements to CCD-based interoperability ande-Prescribing functionality that improves access to a patient's medicalhistory and a longitudinal electronic patient health record. The Commissionexpanded their criteria from the 2007 certification process to includerequired improvements such as advanced medication dosing features that takeinto account specific patient needs and inherent safeguards within the EHRthat prevent adverse reactions due to drug interactions and/ or allergies.
Each year, EHR companies such as Greenway(R) have the opportunity tovoluntarily test their products against a rigorous set of criteria in order toreceive the current version of CCHIT Certification. By choosing PrimeSuite(R),a physician can expect to utilize a solution that has met such criteria,including functionality, interoperability and security.
"More and more, physicians are seeking CCHIT Certified EHRs," said JustinBarnes, vice president of marketing and government affairs at GreenwayMedical. "We have invested tens of millions of dollars into PrimeSuite to makeit the most usable at the point-of-care and comprehensive EHR on the market.We possess one of the only fully integrated, single-database EHR, practicemanagement and interoperability solutions based on the Microsoft .NETframework available and intend to continue to meet and exceed the requirementsnecessary to remain the leading provider of ambulatory HIT technology."
"Two key new areas of interoperability are required to achieve 08certification," said Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., chair, CCHIT. "First,ambulatory EHRs must be capable of advanced electronic prescribing functionsso physicians can qualify for bonuses under Medicare's new incentive program.Second, EHRs must be able to send and receive an electronic patient summary.These and other new criteria will ensure that certified health IT productshelp improve quality, safety and efficiency while protecting the privacy ofhealth information."
About Greenway Medical Technologies Inc.
Greenway Medical Technologies provides the latest in ambulatory healthcarebusiness solutions and services to more than 20,000 healthcare providers andprofessionals nationwide, in 30 specialties and subspecialties, by enhancingthe delivery of patient care through innovative HIT software and on-demandservices that allow physician practices to function at their highest level ofefficiency. Greenway's PrimeSuite is a comprehensive, interoperable componentof the integrated physician's infrastructure solution, which serves as thestarting point of a long-term business plan for physician practices.PrimeSuite 2008's EHR component, which is certified by CCHIT(R) based on 08Ambulatory EHR certification requirements, integrates a practice's clinical,financial and administrative processes, and allows practices to increaseprofitability, enhance patient satisfaction and facilitate adherence tocompliance guidelines. Established in 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based GreenwayMedical Technologies is a privately held company with 270 employees. For moreinformation about Greenway, visit www.greenwaymedical.com.
The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology(CCHIT(R)) is a private, nonprofit organization that has been named by thefederal government as the Recognized Certification Body for health informationtechnology. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of health informationtechnology by creating a credible, sustainable certification program. Thecertification requirements are based on widely accepted industry standards andinvolve the work of hundreds of expert volunteers and input from a variety ofstakeholders throughout the health care industry. More information on CCHITand CCHIT Certified(R) products is available at www.cchit.org and atwww.ehrdecisions.com.
"CCHIT(R)" and "CCHIT Certified(R)" are registered trademarks of theCertification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the mattersdiscussed in the press release are forward-looking statements within themeaning of the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities LitigationReform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks anduncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, includingbut not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technologicalfactors affecting the Company's operations, markets, services and relatedproducts, prices, and other factors.Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), clickappropriate link.Justin Barneshttp://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=72107
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