Without collaboration, Atlanta cannot transition to the level of thought leadership and innovation we envision, despite our concentration of successful businesses and wealth of talented professionals
Carrollton, Ga. (PRWEB) September 30, 2010
Atlanta is at the forefront of the rapidly expanding Health Information Technology field, due in part to the dedication of business leaders like Justin Barnes of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. Barnes, Greenway’s vice president of marketing, corporate development and government affairs, is heading the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Subcommittee on Health IT, which is part of the organization’s dynamic Bioscience Leadership Council.
Due to Georgia’s wealth of healthcare providers and professionals, emerging IT companies and talent at top universities, Atlanta maintains a strong leadership position in the industry. Often referred to as the healthcare IT capital of America, Atlanta ranks as the leading metropolitan area in the U.S. for company revenues derived from health IT, according to the 2010 Healthcare Informatics HCI-100 list.
“Without collaboration, Atlanta cannot transition to the level of thought leadership and innovation we envision, despite our concentration of successful businesses and wealth of talented professionals,” said Barnes. “The Health IT Subcommittee members are tapping into our collective knowledge and resources to actualize our shared goals for Atlanta’s future, which mirror those of every American community in terms of the advancement of patient outcomes through integrated healthcare technology that reduces costs and improves overall population health.”
Barnes’ experience as a healthcare software executive and public policy expert makes him an invaluable asset to the subcommittee. He also serves as chairman emeritus of the Washington, D.C.-based Electronic Health Record Association, and is a board member of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), a global healthcare interoperability organization.
“Justin is a true leader in the healthcare community,” said David Hartnett, vice president of bioscience industry development for the Metro Chamber’s Economic Development Division. “His public policy experience advising the formation of electronic health record adoption and incentives, and his understanding of the interconnectivity needs of healthcare advancement, will serve as an excellent resource for the Subcommittee on Health IT.”
The subcommittee focuses on three key objectives: leveraging local resources to optimize the health IT industry in Atlanta, facilitating growth in healthcare and IT across the state and identifying companies that might consider locating in Georgia. Joining Barnes as co-chair is Les Friend, director of executive partnerships at Siemens Healthcare.
About Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.
Greenway Medical Technologies provides innovative EHR, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions and services to more than 23,000 healthcare providers nationwide, in 31 specialties and subspecialties, by enhancing the delivery of patient care through advanced health IT software and on-demand services that allow physician practices to function at their highest level of efficiency. PrimeSuite is a pre-market CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR, additionally certified for Child Health and Cardiovascular Medicine, with optional Advanced Reporting. Established in 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway is a privately-held company with more than 370 employees.
For more information about Greenway, visit http://www.greenwaymedical.com . You can also follow developments at Greenway through online and social media:
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- BlogEHR: http://bit.ly/BlogEHR
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in the press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting the Company's operations, markets, services and related products, prices, and other factors.
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