"The FMA wants to ensure that physicians have the most credible, up-to-date information on EHR software systems so they can better serve their patients." Christopher Pittman, M.D. Chair, FMA Health Care Information Technology Task Force.
Carrollton, GA (PRWEB) February 19, 2011
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced that the Florida Medical Association (FMA) has included Greenway's PrimeSUITE® 2011 within its series of educational programs to state healthcare providers on the data sharing, usability, quality reporting and related workflows necessary in the selection of optimal electronic health records software (EHRs) toward meeting meaningful use criteria and capturing incentive funds.
PrimeSUITE 2011, Greenway's integrated, single-database EHR software, practice management and interoperability solution, is an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 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).
The medical association, in conjunction with Maxwell IT Company, is offering nearly 20 workshops for state providers through April on the selection, implementation or upgrading of EHR software as well as a practical demonstration of solutions included in the program.
"The FMA wants to ensure that physicians have the most credible, up-to-date information on EHR software systems so they can better serve their patients," said Christopher Pittman, M.D., chair of the FMA Health Care Information Technology Task Force. "The process of choosing and implementing a system can be overwhelming and time-consuming. The value of these workshops is that they cut through the clutter and help doctors choose the right system for their practice needs, while meeting meaningful use standards."
Eligible provider (EP) registration for meaningful use began January 3, and EPs pursuing meaningful use funds through the Medicare incentive pathway can report for any continuous 90-day period throughout the 2011 calendar year and receive maximum funds. EPs in the Medicaid pathway can receive the maximum amount of $21,250 in 2011 just through declaring the adoption, implementation or upgrade of a certified EHR, and then maximize year two incentives through the 90-day reporting period.
"Greenway® is very pleased to be selected and included in the Florida Medical Association's committed efforts to facilitate meaningful use best practices to its providers,” said President and CEO Tee Green. "We understand the complexities and the investment practices and hospitals need to navigate to not only meet meaningful use criteria, but to establish a long-term health IT platform to improve healthcare efficiencies and patient outcomes. For meaningful use we are proud to offer a solution with a simple compliance dashboard element backed by our incentives guarantee, on top of the functionality needed to meet the criteria.”
The meaningful use incentives currently offer EPs up to $44,000 and $63,750 in respective Medicare and Medicaid pathways over time.
For more information about the FMA program, visit flmedical.org or call (800) 762-0233.
About EHR Software Provider Greenway Medical:
Greenway Medical Technologies provides innovative EHR software, 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 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 400 employees. For more information, visit greenwaymedical.com.
About PrimeSUITE 2011 Meaningful Use Certification:
PrimeSUITE® 2011 is an ONC-ATCB Complete EHR software solution. 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 solution 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: cchit.org/products/onc-atcb and onc-chpl.force.com/ehrcert. For more information about Greenway, visit greenwaymedical.com. You can also follow developments at Greenway through online and social media:
- Greenway EHR on Twitter: http://bit.ly/GreenwayTwitter
- #PrimeLdr10 Twitter feed archive: http://bit.ly/PrimeLdr10
- Greenway EHR on Facebook: http://bit.ly/GreenwayFacebook
- Greenway EHR on YouTube: http://bit.ly/GreenwayYouTube
- BlogEHR: http://bit.ly/BlogEHR
For more information, Contact:
Greg Fulton, Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (770) 262-2347, GregFulton(at)GreenwayMedical(dot)com