According to HVPA Director of Operations Debra Roberts, PrimeSUITE’s established integration with the association’s original and popular modular technologies was a “value add” toward establishing a broader EHR platform, alongside selection factors such as usability, data exchange and meaningful use certification. “We were also attracted to the progressiveness of Greenway as a company that was already working ahead of the curves,” said Roberts.
HVPA originally introduced a stand-alone electronic prescribing function to its members, followed by a patient portal and an internally designed and certified Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) registry, but wanted to migrate its members onto a more comprehensive and contained platform. “When we found that Greenway was already working with the health IT resources we had in place, in addition to the functionality and interoperability of PrimeSUITE, that was big deciding factor.”
From there, Roberts and the association concentrated on data aggregation and exchange goals to populate data gaps in its Health Focus Disease Registry for Population Management, for example.
“We receive data from our local hospitals and health plans and we were looking for data feeds for our population management registries,” said Roberts. “Now we can consolidate data with EHR and practice management integration and pursue external data to also enhance quality reporting. The overall goal of more complete data was also an important value add for HVPA and our members.”New York The Independent Physicians Association of Nassau/Suffolk Counties purchased PrimeSUITE for its more than 200 members to establish data exchange with area hospitals and care coordination programs capable of meeting quality reporting incentive programs. Formed in April of 2011, the association wanted to quickly upgrade its disparate systems, according to Operations Administrator Frank DiMotta. “We selected Greenway as a long-term partner for PrimeSUITE’s range of solutions to suit our diverse membership. We want to grow with a company that will be around for a long time, and we have members currently without an EHR, some with older systems or modules, and we have a lot of migration to do and needed strong service and support.”