West Virginia Regional Extension Center Selects Greenway's PrimeSUITE EHR

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$6 Million REC Grant to Connect 1,000 Providers, Achieve Meaningful Use

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Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced that the West Virginia Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center (WVRHITEC) has selected the company’s single-database electronic health record (EHR), practice management and interoperability solution PrimeSUITE® 2011 a prequalified EHR solution.

The $6 million grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is being used to promote the adoption and use of health-IT to meet the expectations for meaningful use and to facilitate health information exchange to enhance health care delivery and improve patient outcomes across the entire state of West Virginia.

Up to 1,000 targeted providers across West Virginia joining the Resource Center will receive implementation, best practice guidance, and demonstrations of selected EHRs such as Greenways’s PrimeSUITE toward advancing health information technology, achieving meaningful use and improving patient outcomes.

A sampling of Regional Extension Centers also selecting PrimeSUITE include:

  •     The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (LHCQF) for its $6.2 million grant connecting 1,224 providers.
  •     The California Health Information Partnership (CalHIPSO) for its $33 million grant connecting 6,187 providers.
  •     The New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (NM HITREC) for its $7.7 million grant connecting 1,217 providers.
  •     The South Florida Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (SFREC) for its $13 million grant connecting 2,500 providers.
  •     The Colorado Regional Extension Center (CO-REC) for its $12.5 million grant connecting 2.295 providers.
  •     Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) for its $6.7 million grant connecting 1,100 providers.
  •     Pennsylvania's two Regional Extension Centers, PA REACH East and PA REACH West for a combined $44 million grant targeting 8,700 providers.
  •     The Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (GA-HITREC) for its $19.5 million grant program targeting 5,200 providers.
  •     The Massachusetts eHealth Institute for its $13.4 million grant program targeting 2,500 providers.
  •     The New York City Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH) for its $21.7 million grant program.
  •     The New York eHealth Collaborative’s (NYeC) $26.5 million REC grant program to implement EHRs within state borders outside of New York City’s five boroughs.

Overall, the national HHS REC program has granted $677 million to establish 62 centers, linking group practices, critical access hospitals, community health centers and related healthcare organizations through sustainable two-year grants to deploy EHRs in those settings and to connect healthcare organizations and establish meaningful use functionality.

The West Virginia Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center (WVRHITEC) involves a collaboration of several state organizations focused on improving health care quality and access. The partners are the West Virginia Health Improvement Institute (WVHII), the West Virginia Medical Institute, and the Community Health Network of W.Va. The vision of the WVRHITEC is to assure that “a coordinated information technology infrastructure and delivery system is established that allows patients, families, communities and the health care system to collaboratively partner to improve the health and well-being of all West Virginians." http://www.wvrhitec.org/

About Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.
Greenway Medical Technologies provides innovative EHR, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions and services to more than 27,000 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 in group practice, IDN, REC, HIE, IPA, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings. Established in 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway is a privately held company with more than 480 employees.

About PrimeSUITE 2011 Meaningful Use Certification
PrimeSUITE® 2011 is an ONC-ATCB Complete EHR. The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. PrimeSUITE 2011 was certified on October 14, 2010, certification number CC-1112-699072-1 for clinical quality measures NQF 0421, 0013, 0028, 0041, 0024, 0038, 0031, 0032 and 0034.

Review complete details of PrimeSUITE 2011’s meaningful use certification on CCHIT and ONC websites: http://www.cchit.org/get_certified/ONC-ATCB-Certified-2011-2012 and http://onc-chpl.force.com/ehrcert.

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