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Greenway Medical Technologies' Executive, Justin Barnes, Re-Elected As Chairman of HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association
Date:7/21/2009

CARROLLTON, Ga., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Justin Barnes, vice president of marketing and government affairs at Greenway Medical Technologies Inc., was recently re-elected as the chairman of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's (HIMSS) Electronic Health Record Association. In this role, Barnes will help lead the EHR Association and its membership base through a period when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is incentivizing physicians and medical practices to adopt electronic health records (EHR) in an effort to save lives, reduce waste and assist with our nation's healthcare transformation.

The EHR Association represents the majority of installed EHR solutions in the U.S. and provides a leadership forum for the health information technology (HIT) and EHR communities that is relative to:

  • "Meaningful use" as set by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) HIT Policy Committee
  • Standards development and harmonization as set by the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and the ONC's HIT Standards Committee
  • EHR certification as currently set by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT((R)))
  • Interoperability, performance and quality measures
  • Additional EHR issues that may become the subject of increased government, insurance and physician interest

During his first year as the EHR Association chairman starting in July 2008, Barnes worked on behalf of the Association to help provide a voice for HIT and EHR companies during the federal government's creation and initial implementation of ARRA while helping to define, through expert testimony, the term "meaningful use" into a working model that benefits healthcare providers, healthcare professionals, industry stakeholders and the American taxpayer. During his next term, as the government finalizes EHR certification and EHR meaningful use and prepares to provide eligible professionals with actual incentive checks, Barnes and the EHR Association executive committee will continue working as a voice for all EHR Association members as well as a resource to the federal government as the HIT portion of ARRA continues to provide benefit to physicians, their patients and taxpayers in general.

Barnes currently manages the marketing, strategy, corporate development and government affairs at Greenway( )Medical Technologies, a leading provider of integrated EHR, practice management and interoperability solutions. In addition to his duties at Greenway(R), Barnes actively works with congressional, legislative and regulatory bodies to provide thought leadership and strategy on such topics as EHR meaningful use, healthcare privacy, security, confidentiality, compliance, standards, interoperability, HIT adoption incentives, HIT return on investment (ROI) and the globalization of healthcare.

In addition to Barnes' re-election as chairman, Mark Segal of GE Healthcare was elected as vice chairman of the EHR Association. Maria Rudolph of eMDs and Charlie Jarvis of NextGen were re-elected to EHR Association executive committee positions and will be joined by Michele McGlynn of Siemens Medical Solutions, Rick Reeves of Computer Programs and Systems Incorporated and Steve Tolle of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.

"During a time where EHR companies such as Greenway are experiencing unprecedented growth, we are both excited and honored to have Justin represent Greenway as chairman of the EHR Association," said Tee Green, president of Greenway Medical Technologies. "Justin's passion and comprehensive understanding of the health IT industry, coupled with his unyielding advocacy of practical benefits of EHR technology makes him an excellent candidate for such a position."

About Greenway Medical Technologies Inc.

Greenway Medical Technologies provides the latest in ambulatory healthcare business solutions and services to more than 27,000 healthcare providers and professionals nationwide, in 30 specialties and subspecialties, by enhancing the delivery of patient care through innovative HIT software and on-demand services that allow physician practices to function at their highest level of efficiency. Greenway's PrimeSuite is a comprehensive, interoperable component of the integrated physician's infrastructure solution, which serves as the starting point of a long-term business plan for physician practices. PrimeSuite 2008 is certified by CCHIT((R)) based on 08 Ambulatory EHR certification requirements. PrimeSuite integrates a practice's clinical, financial and administrative processes, and allows practices to increase profitability, enhance patient satisfaction and facilitate adherence to compliance guidelines. Established in 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway Medical Technologies is a privately held company with more than 300 employees. For more information about Greenway, visit www.greenwaymedical.com.

About HIMSS EHR Association

The HIMSS EHR Association is a trade association of electronic health record (EHR) companies that join together to lead the health IT industry in the accelerated adoption of electronic health records in hospital and ambulatory care settings in the US. The Association provides a leadership forum for the EHR software provider community to speak with a unified voice relative to standards development, the EHR certification process, interoperability, performance and quality measures, and other EHR issues as they become subject to increasing government, insurance and provider-driven initiatives and requests. Membership is open to HIMSS Corporate Members companies that design, develop and market their own EHRs. The Association is a partner of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and operates as an independent organizational unit within HIMSS. For more information, visit http://www.himssEHRA.org.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in the press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting the Company's operations, markets, services and related products, prices, and other factors.

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