8-27-13 8:30 AM EDT | Email Article

Three leading-edge healthcare providers in Colorado, New Mexico and Tennessee each received a Greenway Innovation Award last week for demonstrating leadership in care delivery by using the integrated PrimeSUITE® platform to facilitate data exchange and improve both care coordination and overall population health. Greenway presented the awards at its annual PrimeLEADER User Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC on Aug. 22-25.

Greenway’s PrimeLEADER 2013 was the company’s most-attended user conference to date, the result of continuing adoption of PrimeSUITE by care providers nationwide. This year’s conference featured more than 400 general, breakout and training sessions attended by a record 2,200 Greenway customers, business partners and staff.

Major issues discussed included preparation for the Oct. 1, 2014 transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM coding, clinically driven revenue cycle management (RCM), meaningful use Stage 2, and preparing for new models of value-based medicine, among other topics.

Special guest speaker was Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, outgoing national coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Dr. Mostashari spoke on the value of advanced health information technology to impact care quality and coordination, and the challenges that still lie ahead. Also speaking was Wes Moore, best-selling author, speaker and host of the television show “Beyond Belief.”

Innovation Award Winners Embody Leadership Theme

The theme of PrimeLEADER 2013 was LEADERSHIP, and Greenway Innovation Awards nominees shared how they took action with PrimeSUITE to improve patient engagement, quality of care and practice efficiencies. Submissions were evaluated by independent IT experts from award sponsors HP and Intel. Each winner receives Greenway service credits, an HP EliteBook Revolve and a round of golf with Greenway partner Jason Dufner, winner of the 2013 PGA Championship.

Award submissions were grouped into three categories according to number of providers. From the enterprise to small-practice categories, winners were as follows:

  • Boulder Community Hospital Physician Clinics, Boulder, CO — With more than 200 providers and other PrimeSUITE users in 14 locations, this enterprise is attesting for patient-centered medical home status in 11 family medicine and internal medicine practices, and has five practices participating in the innovative CMS Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative project for Colorado. PrimeSUITE and Greenway API-Certified partner Wellcentive receive supporting data from the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) to drive processes that keep patients from unnecessary hospitalizations, reduce readmissions, and meet the qualifications of CMS-funded grants. The enterprise has also significantly streamlined workflows to reduce duplicate work and emergency visits, and all clinics have all patient information they need to provide up-to-date, coordinated, comprehensive healthcare.
  • Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Albuquerque, NM — With 75 providers and users today working from a central location, this federally funded Health Care for the Homeless project has provided primary health care, dental care, mental health and addiction services to homeless individuals and families in Albuquerque since 1985. With primary care administered on streets and in shelters, these caregivers rarely know who they will see in advance of patient contact. The organization switched from another EHR to PrimeSUITE to gain real-time field access to all patient records at any location, resulting in a reduction of errors, delays and patient visits to the clinic; freed-up time and resources; and greater efficiencies in off-site charting and submission of labs, prescriptions and other orders.
  • Regional Obstetrical Consultants, Chattanooga, TN — This group of high-risk obstetricians and related healthcare professionals uses satellite offices and telemedicine centers to eliminate the cost and stress of patient travel for care in a mountainous, rural region. PrimeSUITE delivers real-time patient info to remote locations, enabling physicians to deliver the same quality of care as if patients had traveled to them. Referrals, kept appointments and reimbursements have all improved dramatically, with no increase in treatment costs to patients and no travel required. Unlike the previous paper-based system, PrimeSUITE also supports consistent charting among five physicians, all of whom see all patients, and streamlines reporting to billing.

“The accomplishments of these Innovation Awards winners, and the many additional leadership stories we received in our other nomination submissions, illustrates the wide variety of ways in which Greenway technology can contribute to advancements in care coordination and population health at all provider levels,” said Greenway® president and chief executive officer Tee Green. “Greenway salutes the winners and thanks all of our customers who contributed to the tremendous success of PrimeLEADER 2013.”

PrimeLEADER 2014 will be held Sept. 4-7 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas.

About Greenway and PrimeSUITE

Greenway Medical Technologies (NYSE: GWAY) delivers smarter information solutions that improve the financial performance of healthcare providers and enable them to deliver smarter care. Greenway PrimeSUITE® — the company’s certified, single-database electronic health record, practice management and interoperability solution platform — is complemented by an expanding array of integrated business and data services, including clinically driven revenue cycle management (RCM). Thousands of care providers across primary care and more than 30 specialties and sub-specialties use cloud-based or on-premise Greenway® solutions to improve outcomes in healthcare enterprises, physician practices, retail and other ambulatory clinics, and alternate care venues nationwide. For details, see greenwaymedical.com, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include both implied and express statements regarding the company’s financial condition, growth strategy, business development efforts, service offerings, and service delivery models. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to differ materially from the historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks that could affect the company’s future performance include, but are not limited to, our ability to adapt to evolving technology and industry standards; our ability to implement our growth strategy; our ability to retain management and other qualified personnel; failure to prevent disruptions in service or damage to our third-party providers’ data centers; failure to avoid liability for the use of content we provide; regulation of the healthcare information technology industry; our ability to ensure our solutions meet industry and government standards; failure to maintain adequate security measures for our customers’ confidential information and personal identifiable information and their patients’ protected health information; our ability to expand our customer base; failure of the HITECH Act and other incentive programs to be fully implemented or funded by the government; our ability to implement our strategic relationships as currently intended; failure to establish, protect or enforce our intellectual property; and restrictions in our credit facility and future indebtedness.

The company operates in a continually changing business environment and new factors emerge from time to time. Greenway cannot predict such factors or assess the impact, if any, of such factors on our financial position or results of operations. The company undertakes no obligation or duty to update or modify these forward-looking statements.

Greenway, the Greenway logo and PrimeSUITE are registered trademarks and PrimeLEADER, Greenway Innovation Award and the phrase “clinically driven revenue cycle management” are trademarks of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. Other product or company names are the property of their respective owners.

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