September 9, 2013, Carrollton, GA — Greenway Medical Technologies has officially adopted the EHR Developer Code of Conduct issued by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association, a trade group of EHR companies of which Greenway is a founding member.
Developed with assistance from government, healthcare provider and consumer stakeholders, the Code of Conduct signifies adopters’ commitment to support safe healthcare delivery, foster continued innovation and operate with high integrity.
The Code of Conduct focuses on six major topics:
- General business practices
- Patient safety
- Interoperability and data portability
- Clinical and billing documentation
- Privacy and security
- Patient engagement
Companies that adopt the Code of Conduct commit to applying the code’s principles through such practices as executive leadership involvement, educating staff regarding Code of Conduct obligation, setting up procedures to monitor business adoption and communicating to company stakeholders their plan and activities related to the Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct is a living document to be continually updated in anticipation of innovation, certification and policy advancements in care coordination, functionality and payment and delivery models as a means to evolve and communicate best practices in healthcare information technology.
“As a founding member and highly active participant in the EHR Association, Greenway applauds this important step to codify an industry-wide commitment to safety, innovation and integrity,” said Greenway® President and Chief Executive Officer Tee Green. “We encourage all EHR vendors to adopt the Code of Conduct and to implement its guiding principles company-wide for the greater benefit of healthcare providers and the consumers they serve.”
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.
About the EHR Association
Established in 2004, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association is comprised of more than 40 companies that supply the vast majority of operational EHRs to physicians’ practices and hospitals across the United States. The EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve the quality of patient care as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system as a key enabler of healthcare transformation. The EHR Association and its members are committed to supporting safe healthcare delivery, fostering continued innovation, and operating with high integrity in the market for users, their patients and families. The EHR Association is a partner of the Health Information Systems Management Society (HIMSS). For more information, visit www.himssEHRA.org.