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Greenway Medical Technologies Expands Support for Physician Quality Reporting Initiative and Pay for Performance Programs
Date:3/31/2008

CARROLLTON, Ga., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenway Medical Technologies announced today its expanded support for quality improvement measures such as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and Pay for Performance (P4P) programs, both of which evolve and influence health information technology (HIT) adoption.

The PQRI, which was extended through 2008 by President Bush's signing of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007, includes 119 recordable quality measures. The PQRI is a voluntary program that provides financial incentives to physicians who successfully report on a specified set of data gathered from services and procedures they provide to patients under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Greenway's flagship Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution, PrimeSuite(R), incorporates all of these measures into its daily workflow and enables physicians to create alerts for patients that meet the reporting criteria. With PrimeSuite, codes are incorporated into the clinical documentation process at the point-of-care and then aggregated with the other charge data, eliminating additional work for the administrative staff resulting from PQRI charge capture.

Along with PQRI, Greenway(R) has increased its support for various national and state level P4P initiatives that reward physicians and medical groups that meet a defined set of performance measures for quality and efficiency. In February 2008, Greenway executives attended the national P4P conference in Los Angeles to discuss the current landscape of P4P and expand upon notable successes like Bridges to Excellence, a not-for-profit organization developed by experts within the healthcare industry to expedite the adoption of health information technology and enhance the quality of patient care.

Currently, there are more than 160 P4P initiatives across the United States and a report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) states that the Centers f
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