Greenway Earns Two U.S. Patents for Care-Coordination Technology
Health Information Solution Provider Now Holds Four Patents for Usability, Data Liquidity, Connectivity and Access
CARROLLTON, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., which delivers innovative information solutions for healthcare providers, has been granted two new U.S. patents related to electronic quality-of-care data liquidity. Both patents cover the receipt and transmission of data from multiple electronic health record (EHR) systems, accessible directly or over the cloud, including data distributed across a vast patient population. Such data liquidity supports improved care coordination, quality, safety and cost-effectiveness.
Patent number 8,428,966 applies to EHR data collected from multiple EHR systems for the purpose of certifications, accreditations and monetary incentives. An enhanced server built on the same architecture as the EHR systems is configured to transmit and receive data in the same format as those systems. The server uses retrieved data to fill in electronic quality-of-care forms, which it transmits to organizations that qualify healthcare providers for certifications, accreditations and monetary incentives.
Patent number 8,438,041 is for similar automation related to tracking clinical events. An enhanced server receives patient data in a common format from multiple EHR systems, tracks it in real time to identify any clinical events, uses the data to fill in electronic clinical event forms and transmits the forms to organizations that keep track of clinical events.
Innovation in Care Coordination
"Tightly orchestrated data flow is central to care coordination, and these inventions provide coordination that goes well beyond what we usually associate with EHRs," said Johnathan Samples, Greenway® executive vice president of innovation. "By automatically transferring quality-of-care data from multiple systems directly into beneficial communications to key industry organizations, our solutions relieve manual data-processing burdens and help providers stay focused on their core mission of providing the best-possible healthcare experience and outcomes."
Greenway has two previously issued U.S. patents, for customized templating capabilities and mobile EHR access technology.
As a pioneer in the design and delivery of a fully integrated solution for EHR, practice management and interoperability, Greenway has long maintained a focus on health data liquidity. By working to ensure unimpeded data flow through its own solutions and those of other industry suppliers, Greenway helps healthcare providers stay in front of the changes they face today and those they will face in the future.
About Greenway and PrimeSUITE
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (NYS: GWAY) delivers smarter solutions for smarter healthcare™. PrimeSUITE® — Greenway's certified and fully integrated electronic health record, practice management and interoperability solution 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, remote-hosted or on-premise Greenway® solutions in healthcare enterprises, physician practices and clinics nationwide. For details, see greenwaymedical.com, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.
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