Greenway Customer to Demonstrate Integrated Blue Button Capability at
PrimePATIENT Portal Advances Consumerism, Meets Meaningful Use Stage 2 Goals
of Increased Data Liquidity and Access
CARROLLTON, Ga. -- February 28, 2013
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., which delivers innovative software and
business service solutions for healthcare providers through its PrimeSUITE®
platform, announced today that customer Pediatric Associates, Bellevue, WA,
will demonstrate the integrated Blue Button capabilities of Greenway’s
PrimePATIENT® secure web portal at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition
in New Orleans. The demonstration will occur as part of the HIMSS
Interoperability Showcase March 4-6 at the invitation of the Office of the
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Blue Button, originally developed by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, has
become a universal symbol for the advancement of consumer healthcare data
access and engagement, enabling consumers to easily access their health data
on demand and become more actively engaged in their own health management. ONC
adapted the program as the Auto Blue Button Initiative to advance the access
of readable, secure health data through widespread electronic health record
(EHR) adoption to increased patient populations, and has debuted expanded
functionality requirements as the “Blue Button+” innovation.
“Greenway’s integrated patient portal provides a seamless entry point for Blue
Button+ as a standard for expanded data liquidity,” said Greenway® President
and Chief Executive Officer Tee Green. “It’s important for the advancement of
healthcare that patients can access, understand and share their health
history. We’re proud to have our customer and solution be included in this
ONC-driven demonstration, and will continue to collaborate on best practices
that impact care coordination and facilitate the engagement of patients as
Supports Meaningful Use Stage 2 Goals, Enables Direct Exchange of Patient
PrimePATIENT is the integrated consumer web portal of the PrimeSUITE
electronic health record, practice management and interoperability solution.
Greenway PrimeSUITE 2014 (17.0) has been certified to be a Complete EHR
compliant with ONC 2014 Edition criteria that support both stage 1 and 2
meaningful use measures to qualify for federal incentive funding. Among the
stage 2 measures are the ability for patients to be able to view, download and
transmit their health information. The PrimeSUITE solution platform supports
multiple data formats to streamline information exchange through secure
destinations adhering to ONC standards. This allows such elements as
medications and lab results to be downloaded via Blue Button through the
patient portal, and integrated with a patient’s personal health record (PHR),
sharable at the patient’s discretion.
Pediatric Associates, an over 80-provider, seven-location group practice based
in Bellevue, will demonstrate these capabilities at HIMSS13 with the direct
transport of a standards-based Continuity of Care Document (CCD) patient
summary from PrimePATIENT to an established third-party destination. The
inclusion of Blue Button+ with the Greenway portal enables the sending of
updates from the portal to a third-party application, such as a PHR, when a
patient’s clinical summary is updated through its origination in a PrimeSUITE
“Blue Button+ is a blueprint for providing access to structured and secure
health information to developers that build on the view, download and transmit
requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2,” said Farzad Mostashari, MD, the
national coordinator for health IT. “We are looking forward to the efforts of
Pediatric Associates and other leading providers who will be demonstrating the
functionality in our interoperability showcase at HIMSS.”
Greenway was recognized as an early adopter of the Blue Button initiative
during the September 2012 Consumer Health IT Summit in Washington, DC. The
company plans to take part in the ongoing collaborative process of
implementing more Blue Button+ standards as further phases continue to
encourage data exchange across EHR systems and extend care coordination within
communities of health.
About Greenway and PrimeSUITE
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: GWAY) delivers smarter solutions
for smarter healthcare^™. PrimeSUITE^® — Greenway’s certified and fully
integrated electronic health record, practice management and interoperability
platform — helps improve care coordination, quality and cost-efficiency as
part of a smarter, sustainable healthcare system. Thousands of care providers
across primary care and more than 30 specialties and sub-specialties use
cloud-based or on-premise Greenway^® solutions in healthcare enterprises,
physician practices and clinics nationwide. For details, see
greenwaymedical.com, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.
About Greenway PrimeSUITE 2014 Meaningful Use Certification
Greenway PrimeSUITE 2014 (17.0) is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition
criteria and was certified as a Complete EHR on Feb. 6, 2013 by the
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an
ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification
criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014
Edition criteria support both stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required
to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT
does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S.
Dept. of Health and Human Services. Greenway PrimeSUITE 2014’s certification
number is CC-2014-699072-4.
PrimeSUITE 2011 was certified by CCHIT as a Complete EHR on Oct. 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 2014 and PrimeSUITE 2011 meaningful use
certification on the CCHIT and ONC websites.
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personnel; failure to prevent disruptions in service or damage to our
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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.
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