The Greenway EHR medical records system is basedimage on Microsoft .NET technologies so this makes sense to combine the technologies and Greenway is also a Microsoft Gold Partner so the relationship with their technologies has been long standing with remote access available for physicians with the EHR  and for the patients via a portal .

PrimeSUITE is the name of the medical records system that is certified and falls under the stimulus rules that allows doctors to collect imageincentives for installing and using the system.  PrimePATIENT is the portion where patients can access their medical information via the portal.  It appears the integration makes the process quite simple with both the patient and physician establishing their own HealthVault accounts.  A Continuity of Care standard is used to import records into HealthVault. 

The nice part about the integration here is that the patient maintains control over what is shared and what information they want in their PHR.  The PrimePATIENT portal already allows patients to go online to schedule appointments, pay bills and request refills on prescriptions.  As always I have a link to Microsoft HealthVault on this site to make it easy to learn more and there’s an entire section at the Medical Quack that covers a ton of information on PHRs with over 400 blog posts and you can read more here.  You can also search the Medical Quack just by using the keyword “HealthVault” and there’s ton of posts that will come up for additional information. 

HealthVault also allows a patient to store images in their account

and you can read more at the link below on how this works with an “image reader” included with the desktop software.  The value here is let’s say you recently had some imaging screening or testing completed, once stored in your HealthVault account the patient has the option to share with their doctor and it’s all stored in the Azure cloud. 

HealthVault Begins Storing Medical Images (Dicom) Using Windows Azure Cloud Services With Full Encryption

imageIt’s also worth mentioning that the HealthVault connector works on the Windows Phone as well so mobility and access are all present.  As mentioned above, this makes sense as Greenway is built on Microsoft technologies.  BD

CARROLLTON, Ga.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., today announced pilot integration of Microsoft HealthVault data aggregation and mobility to providers utilizing the company’s electronic health record (EHR), practice management and interoperability solution PrimeSUITE®.

Through PrimeSUITE’s integrated and secure online portal, PrimePATIENT®, patients can create and access a HealthVault account to gather, store and manage centralized and sharable health information.

The combined data is sharable with other providers regardless of EHR systems if HealthVault integration is also present, or through permissible PrimeSUITE data exchange directly into EHRs and health information exchanges.


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