CDW Healthcare has partnered with electronic health record (EHR) provider Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., to deliver a new comprehensive EHR utilizing Greenway Medical's PrimeSUITE offering.
PrimeSUITE 2011 is an Office of the National Coordinator - Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) complete EHR that supports the 2011/2012 criteria for Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The partnership is the largest channel agreement signed by Greenway in its 12-year history.
"Implementing an EHR solution requires a significant effort from physician practices, and technology partners should focus on helping to simplify and ease the adoption process," said Bob Rossi, vice president of CDW Healthcare. "Through this partnership with Greenway, CDW Healthcare delivers a one-stop, comprehensive solution that can enable providers to meet the criteria for Stage 1 meaningful use."
According to a recent CDW Healthcare report, the speed with which a practice successfully implements an EHR and adapts to the new workflow is critical in minimizing adoption costs. By providing a comprehensive hardware, software and service solution, CDW Healthcare and Greenway can assist physician practices to achieve the best return on their EHR investments.
As part of CDW Healthcare's continued investment in enabling physician EHR adoption, the two companies are training a team of CDW Healthcare account managers dedicated to the ambulatory EHR market. In addition to owning a full understanding of Greenway Medical's PrimeSUITE offering, these account managers will have access to a broad array of fully-compatible IT products, technology expertise and associated services.
According to Greenway president and CEO Tee Green, the partnership marks an important step in the company's continued growth and expansion.
"The unmatched reach and unique capabilities of the CDW Healthcare team will enable Greenway to significantly expand the availability of PrimeSUITE across the country, bringing increased efficiency and improved patient care to a greater number of physician practices," Green said. "We are proud to partner with such a well-regarded industry leader, and look forward to the mutual success this agreement will bring."