Transitioning to Care Coordination and ACO Models
Customers successfully navigating meaningful use with PrimeSUITE see the relationship to the Shared Savings and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) proposal CMS has also put forth.
"Our ACO goal really is simply to be ACO ready," said Spencer. "We know a different payment model for CMS patients is coming, and the ability to track data, prove quality outcomes and share data is the currency of being patient centric and accessible and having a capable business model going forward, and Greenway is building that capability."
Like Beard's ability and increased desire to interact with hospitals, Rao at Associates in Rehabilitation is anticipating the expansion of care coordination. "Really the EHR has many more components than just what is needed for meaningful use. The specialty templates in PrimeSUITE are an advantage, and the integration of practice management and billing. We feel comfortable with the Greenway solution looking ahead to accountable care, and we are looking at what the area hospitals are proposing as we watch how the formation of ACOs adapt," said Rao.
"Obviously we are very pleased and gratified with the success our customers have found with the meaningful use program," said Greenway President and CEO Tee Green. "And we know this is just a beginning and focuses on one segment of the patient population where our functionality can ultimately help tame the growth in healthcare costs. We are also partnering with our customers on the overall goal of data sharing and data analytics that emerging programs like accountable care can also help foster toward a truly national health information network."
About Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.
Greenway Medical Technologies provides innovative EHR, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions and services to more than 33,000 healthcare providers nationwide, in 30 specialties
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