Health Information Exchange Teams Up with Leading EHR Solutions to Support Medical Practice Interoperability in Southeast Texas

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Aprima, Greenway and Allscripts Forego Interface Fees to Encourage Physician Adoption in Greater Houston Healthconnect’s Community Portal

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Aprima, Greenway and Allscripts are keeping the community’s best interest in mind by foregoing interface fees for the Greater Houston region...

Aprima Medical Software, Greenway Medical Technologies and Allscripts will serve as the preferred partners for Greater Houston Healthconnect’s regional health information exchange (HIE), an announcement that should prove helpful for the estimated 40% of providers in Texas who have yet to adopt electronic health record (EHR) technology. These organizations will join Healthconnect in its mission to encourage health information technology adoption in Southeast Texas.

Healthconnect chose these vendors as preferred partners in large part because of the transparent pricing that they are able to offer area providers. Aprima, Greenway and Allscripts have agreed not to charge interface fees for clients seeking connection to the HIE with applicable software; this provides some financial relief for solo and small group physicians who want to adopt EHR technology and join Healthconnect’s network.

“Aprima is excited and proud to have been chosen as a preferred partner with Greater Houston Healthconnect, to offer an unparalleled solution to the Greater Houston Region. We are committed to working side-by-side to help Healthconnect build their vision of developing and implementing an electronic health information exchange that will enable patients and health providers in the Houston area to easily access patient information for a true continuity of care,” noted Mark Richards who serves as Aprima’s Senior VP of Sales and Marketing.

“Greenway has long been committed to connectivity and data liquidity to enable improved care coordination and outcomes, including our work with many of the country’s leading health information exchanges,” said Rob Newman, Greenway vice president of interoperability services. “We’re proud to have been chosen as a partner with Greater Houston Healthconnect to help streamline the delivery of connected, value-based medicine to the healthcare providers and consumers in its growing community of health.”

These partnerships will also serve a great benefit to patients by offering opportunities for better coordinated care. “Greater Houston Healthconnect will enable Allscripts current and future clients to provide better care for their patients through the use of healthcare information technology,” stated Jim Alland, Senior Vice President of Sales & Services at Allscripts.

Partnership between these organizations supports the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s objectives to achieve large scale Meaningful Use in the exchange of electronic health information by 2014. “Aprima, Greenway and Allscripts are keeping the community’s best interest in mind by foregoing interface fees for the Greater Houston region which includes 14,000 physicians and their nearly 7 million patients in Southeast Texas,” remarked Dr. Phil Beckett, Healthconnect Chief Technology Officer.

About Greater Houston Healthconnect
Greater Houston Healthconnect is an independent, community-based organization pioneering information exchange among healthcare providers in the Greater Houston area, which encompasses a 20-county region in Southeast Texas. Its goal is to mobilize healthcare information electronically across organizations thus enhancing the safety, quality, and efficiency of care throughout the region. Key stakeholders include healthcare providers, payers, employers and the community as a whole. For more information, visit http://www.ghhconnect.org/.

About Aprima
Aprima Medical Software offers a fully integrated, single application, single database practice management/ EHR solution, as well as complete Revenue Cycle Management services. Our no-template design is chief-complaint driven with an adaptive learning capability.

Aprima is one of the few companies with a 15 year track record of success including CCHIT Certification consistently every year as well as ONC Certification for 2011/2012. Thousands of Aprima providers are benefiting from improved quality of care, improved patient satisfaction, improved quality of life, and an improved bottom line. To learn more about how Aprima can help your practice, visit http://www.aprima.com, or email info(at)aprima(dot)com.

About Greenway
Greenway Medical Technologies delivers fully integrated EHR, practice management, revenue cycle and related business and data services to enable healthcare providers to operate at their peak efficiency and deliver coordinated, effective care. PrimeSUITE 2011 (16.1) is ONC certified for 2011/12 criteria (meaningful use Stage 1) and Greenway PrimeSUITE 2014 (17.0) is certified as a Complete EHR under 2014 Edition criteria for both Stages 1 and 2.

Thousands of care providers across primary care and more than 30 specialties and sub-specialties use Greenway solutions to improve care quality, cost-efficiency and satisfaction in physician practices, clinics, enterprises and other care venues nationwide. For details, see greenwaymedical.com, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

About Allscripts
Allscripts delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health™ for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit http://www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.

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