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Greenway's PrimeSuite EHR meets CCHIT 08 e-Prescribing criteria

Greenway Medical Technologies : 06 October, 2008  (Company News)
Greenway Medical Technologies’ PrimeSuite electronic health record (EHR) solution now complies with all necessary standards and regulations that physicians will require to meet starting January 1, 2009 in order to receive the two percent increase on Medicare reimbursement payments for e-Prescribing as mandated by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008.
Greenway's newly CCHIT Certified 08 Ambulatory EHR, PrimeSuite 2008, enables physicians to submit prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy without the need for data reentry. The e-Prescribing functionality is also infused with inherent safeguards that take into account patient demographics, dates of last visits and any drug allergies of which physicians and pharmacists must be aware when treating patients and filling prescriptions.

By utilising PrimeSuite's e-Prescribing functionality, care providers are able to submit regulatory-compliant e-prescriptions to pharmacies through the integration with DrFirst's GoldRx certified Rcopia electronic prescription management system. Prescription information and patient data flows seamlessly through PrimeSuite's e-Prescribe, powered by DrFirst's real-time, fail-safe, physician connectivity services and is routed directly to SureScripts-RxHub, which securely delivers the information to the pharmacies and payer networks.

Along with meeting the CCHIT 08 e-Prescribing criteria, PrimeSuite meets all qualifications for e-Prescribing as set by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). PrimeSuite also meets all 119 recordable quality measures included within the Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), a voluntary programme that provides up to two percent in additional financial incentives to eligible professionals who successfully report on a specified set of data gathered from services and procedures they provide to patients under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. With PrimeSuite, reporting codes are incorporated into the clinical documentation process at the point-of-care and then aggregated with the other charge data, eliminating additional work for the administrative staff resulting from PQRI charge capture.

'Physicians that utilise PrimeSuite to streamline the clinical, financial and administrative workflows of their practices can also benefit from the e-Prescribing reimbursement increases as well as the PQRI incentives that will be available to eligible care providers starting in January, 2009,' said Justin Barnes, vice president of marketing and government affairs at Greenway Medical. 'The e-Prescribing and PQRI reporting functionality of PrimeSuite is another way that physicians can experience increased return on investments through the implementation of industry-leading health information technology (HIT).'

'We are very pleased to congratulate Greenway for achieving CCHIT 08 Ambulatory EHR certification,' said G Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. 'We strongly encourage the adoption of e-Prescribing now so that practices are prepared to receive incentives beginning January 1, 2009, and do not get caught in the last minute rush to implement at the end of this year.'
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