GRAND RAPIDS — Michigan Health Connect, Michigan’s largest provider of health information exchange, and Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway Medical Technologies Inc., have announced an agreement to provide large-scale integrated health system data exchange for medical practices using Greenway’s electronic health record, practice management and interoperability software, PrimeSuite.
“With Greenway’s ability to develop a hub-to-hub connection leading to the growth of participation in the Michigan Health Connect program, patients across the state will benefit from more-collaborative and cost-effective care,” said Doug Dietzman, executive director of Michigan Health Connect. “Ever-expanding data exchange platforms also aid healthcare providers in meeting the criteria and goals of care coordination incentive programs such as meaningful use.”
Michigan Health Connect currently includes 54 member hospitals and more than 4,000 physicians across Michigan delivering more than 900,000 results per month.
“As reliable, standards-based data exchange becomes paramount for care coordination, we are pleased to be among the collaborative partners of Michigan Health Connect committed to providing scalable solutions throughout the region,” said Justin T. Barnes, Greenway vice president and board member of the global data exchange and transport standards organization Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise. “This partnership with Michigan Health Connect provides the means for impacting patient outcomes and furthers the eventuality of a national health information network.”
Michigan Health Connect, the state’s largest provider of health information exchange, works to enhance patient care by improving access to timely, secure clinical information while streamlining administrative functions for providers. More information about the community-based nonprofit, including a list of member hospitals and providers, is available at www.MichiganHealthConnect.org.
More about Greenway Medical Technologies (NYSE: GWAY) at www.greenwaymedical.com.