Conferences Mark Continued Advancement of Interoperability within
CARROLLTON, Ga., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenway Medical Technologies Inc., a leading provider of integrated electronic health record (EHR), practice management and interoperability solutions, recently participated in the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Connectathon in Chicago. The Connectathon, as well as Greenway's upcoming participation in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's (HIMSS) Interoperability Showcase, helps to promote interoperability advancements made within the healthcare industry. By participating in these two events, Greenway(R) remains a leader in the advancement of healthcare and information technology interests through the promotion of global interoperability.
In January 2008, Greenway participated in the IHE Connectathon, a global initiative aimed at creating the framework for the seamless sharing of vital health information across various applications, systems and settings. During the event, Greenway was able to test its industry leading EHR solution, PrimeSuite(R), with other EHR vendor products to prove PrimeSuite's ability to share information and interoperate with other EHR systems. The IHE testing process, which Greenway successfully completed, is a crucial step in achieving systemic interoperability that will enhance the overall quality of patient care through the timely, safe and secure exchange of critical patient information.
Along with the Connectathon, Greenway will be taking part in this year's HIMSS Interoperability Showcase; February 24 to February 28 in Orlando, Fla. Greenway will participate in the OB/GYN Antepartum Summary (APS) scenario and the Clinical Research Retrieve Form for Data Capture (RFD) scenario along with other demonstrations in the showcase.
Antepartum Summary - Greenway's PrimeSuite solution has helped streamline the clinical, financial and administrative workflows of more than 250 OB/GYN clinics across the nation. The APS records critical stages and checkpoints during an expectant mother's pregnancy period. Through the APS, the most crucial information, including ongoing diagnoses, estimated due dates, previous pregnancy outcomes and other important benchmarks are recorded. During the labor and delivery period, the physician must review this information in order to administer the proper treatment and delivery of the baby.
When APS data is contained in an EHR solution like PrimeSuite, it is readily available should the labor begin early or the physician needs to make quick decisions beneficial to the welfare of the mother and child. During the APS portion of the showcase, vendors such as Greenway will work to standardize and promote an electronic format for the APS.
Retrieve Form for Data Capture - A key to Greenway's continued success is the inherent interoperability functionality that is available in all of its solutions. The RFD seminar at the Interoperability Showcase will highlight the progress made in information exchange management as EHR vendors continue to collaborate in the creation of a standard form for data sharing. With this standard, the first steps have been taken to connect healthcare and clinical research data workflow.
The RFD is a joint effort between IHE and the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), which operates to advance the continued improvements of public health by enabling efficiencies in medical research and related healthcare areas. RFD facilitates the development of real world implementations or research integration into healthcare workflow, which will ultimately lead to a more seamless integration of healthcare. The data that is collected benefits the researchers, scientists and physicians who are trying to better understand and combat health issues and diseases.
Greenway's PrimeResearch(R) solution provides a working example of data exchange with clinical and financial benchmarking services that can increase practice revenue and enhance improvements in patient care and overall population health while facilitating public health research and quality measures like APSs and RFDs.
To enhance the success and adoption of these two initiatives, Greenway is also promoting Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS.b), which focuses on improvements made to medical repositories and registries. XDS.b ensures that repositories store documents in a consistent manner while the registry, which stores information about these documents, can be more easily located, selected and retrieved. XDS.b accepts a wide variety of documentation formats for medical records, without regard to content or design, enabling the integration process to function more smoothly and efficiently.
"Greenway is ready today to begin pursuing real-life, standards-based interoperability and looks forward to working with Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and community health solutions to achieve this interoperability," said Tee Green, president of Greenway Medical Technologies. "Greenway's participation in these events ensures that we are on the right path toward an interoperable healthcare system. If you look at the banking industry, they have been interoperating for years. A bank in California can communicate with a bank in New York instantaneously, exchanging information and providing the customer with their desired request. Healthcare providers need to operate the same way."
About Greenway Medical Technologies Inc.
Greenway Medical Technologies provides the latest in ambulatory healthcare business solutions and services to 17,000 customers nationwide, in 30 specialties and subspecialties, by enhancing the delivery of patient care through innovative 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 its integrated physician's infrastructure solution, which serves as the starting point of a long-term business plan for physician practices. PrimeSuite 2007 R2, the first EHR to be certified by CCHIT(R) based on 2007 Ambulatory Certification requirements, 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 250 employees. For more information about Greenway, visit http://www.greenwaymedical.com.
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