Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. continues its industry leadership role in fostering interoperability and data liquidity to improve care coordination and outcomes by becoming the first ambulatory HIT solutions provider to join Healtheway, Inc. and support the national eHealth Exchange. Healtheway is a public-private collaborative that promotes health information interoperability to improve patient care, streamline disability benefit claims and enhance public health reporting.
The move by Greenway® is the latest example of the company’s market leadership and innovation. Greenway PrimeSUITE® was the first ambulatory electronic health record to be certified as a Complete EHR by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) under ONC 2014 Edition criteria and the first to be gold certified for Cerner interoperability under the Cerner Interoperability Certification Program. Greenway was the first company to announce successful data sharing between its solution at a customer practice and Epic Systems’ solution at an area hospital system, improving community care coordination. And earlier this year, Greenway was a founding member of the CommonWell Health Alliance, a multi-vendor, non-profit association committed to fostering national standards and processes for secure data sharing.
Greenway was also recognized in September 2012 as a “trailblazing company” by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for its effectiveness in improving consumers’ access to their health data and fostering greater direct involvement in their own health.
Greenway Regarded as Early Adopter“Greenway’s early-adopter work in standards-based exchange and its organizational collaborations are well-known in the industry,” said Healtheway Executive Director Mariann Yeager. “We welcome Greenway’s real-world experience and expertise as a vital addition to our expanding reach and success.” Healtheway also partners with the Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC) and the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, of which Greenway is a founding member. Exchanging Information for Over 70 Million Patients The eHealth Exchange evolved from the Office of the National Coordinator of HIT’s original Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) program initiative that demonstrated early exchange efforts among federal agencies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Administration, Department of Defense, Social Security Administration, and the Veterans Health Administration, with private sector organizations. Since 2009, the eHealth Exchange has grown dramatically, interconnecting health systems, academic medical centers regional and state health information exchange organizations and federal agencies. As the eHealth Exchange community grew, Healtheway extended its programs to broader industry engagement, with founding members such as the American Medical Association (AMA), Kaiser Permanente and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Exchange (WEDI).