You may or may not be aware that Walgreens uses Greenway medical records at their retail clinics and this looks to be one more layer to reach out to patients.  There was a lot going on at Greenway last year imageas it returned back to being a private company from being traded for only a couple years as a public company.  You can read more at the link below on that topic from a few months ago. 

Greenway Becomes A Private Company Again As Merger With Vitera Healthcare, Owned By Vista Equity Partners Private Equity Is Approved by the Board

In addition, Greenway has partnered with Humana, the health insurer to also bring incentives to providers for purchasing their systems with  PrimeSUITE .

Humana Offers Financial Incentives for Primary Care Physicians To Use Greenway EHR PrimeSUITE–Up to 85% Reimbursement Possible

We heard at HIMSS this year patient engagement was going to be a prime topic and this imageacquisition seems to be right in line there.  The software will reach out and remind patients of appointments and other items related to their care so as I read this is appears this will be integrated into the Greenway system as that would make sense versus another separate platform.  We have enough of that out there today with competition. 

I would hope patients will be able to set their alert levels PeopleLYNK as well.  We a lot of choices out there today and selecting what we want and where we want it is a big deal so we don’t end up with overdoing it with too many alerts and get the ones we think as a patients is what we need. 

PeopleLYNK


Carrollton, GA — Feb. 24, 2014 —

Greenway®, a leading information technology partner to healthcare providers, has announced its acquisition of PeopleLYNK, an innovative patient engagement solution.

PeopleLYNK promotes patient engagement in cooperation with PrimeSUITE®, Greenway’s integrated practice management and electronic health record offering. Based on criteria in PrimeSUITE established by the provider organization, PeopleLYNK automates certain interactions with patients, including reminders, lab results, prescription notifications, clinical alerts and other communications. PeopleLYNK’s capabilities are intended to be made available to all Greenway customers over time.

http://www.greenwayhealth.com/press-releases/2014/02/extends-patient-engagement-service-acquisition-peoplelynk/

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