Leading healthcare information technology providers RelayHealth and Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced the completion of a development agreement establishing integrated data exchange between hospital and ambulatory settings.
RelayHealth provides a patient-centric interoperability platform to its health system customers to help enable care coordination throughout the organization and to other local, regional and state exchanges.
Greenway provides information technology solutions and managed business services to ambulatory healthcare providers through its single-database electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution PrimeSUITE®, integrating clinical, financial and administrative physician practice workflows and interoperability with labs, physician networks and health systems.
By working together to standardize hospital-clinic connectivity implementation, Greenway and RelayHealth bring key benefits to their customers. For example, hospitals and health systems realize more rapid ambulatory adoption to fulfill hospital alignment strategies, experience reduced need for internal technical resources and can more quickly build rich data for population health management. Ambulatory practices gain an HIE-enabled EHR at go-live and increased care coordination capabilities integrated directly into their PrimeSUITE workflow.The out-of-the-box, workflow-integrated connectivity advances innovations in total health system integration and expands care coordination goals utilizing standards-based transport protocols required by private and public payer initiatives such as Shared Savings, meaningful use, PQRS and patient-centered medical homes. “Self Regional Healthcare respects the investment that our aligned physicians have already made in EHR technology and we welcome an interoperability solution immediately compatible to the acute and ambulatory exchange of information,” said Chuck McDevitt, CIO, Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood, SC. “By leveraging RelayHealth’s vendor-neutral health information exchange, Greenway is helping its customers prepare for meaningful use.” Health systems such as Baptist Healthcare System, Inc., based in Louisville, KY utilize the combined RelayHealth and Greenway technology for connectivity with its aligned physician practice Lexington OB GYN Associates, for example. “By adding a new level of pristine interoperability to health system market choices, the collaboration between Greenway and RelayHealth announces to the CIO and provider community that health IT leaders understand our responsibility to provide avenues for a true health information network,” said Greenway® President and CEO Tee Green. “I am very excited about this milestone and we are committed to providing a scalable enterprise solution to health systems increasingly seeking to connect continuums of care.”