October 21, 2010, Carrollton, Ga. – Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. today formally introduced two new additions to its PrimeSUITE® 2011 electronic health record (EHR) solution that dramatically expand the integration of speech understanding and digital imagery into physician workflows. The two new additions join recently announced Allergy Module and ONC-ATCB-certified Meaningful Use with Dashboard functionality as integrated components of the latest build of the company’s award-winning Ambulatory EHR, practice management and interoperability solution. The new version of PrimeSUITE 2011 will be available to new and existing Greenway® customers this fall.
PrimeSPEECH™ leverages advanced speech understanding technology to integrate clinical data directly into PrimeSUITE’s digital patient charts, turning ordinary dictation into meaningful, XML-based content – all in real time. In addition to replacing transcription services, which traditionally deliver printed versions of documents that then have to be manually imported or scanned into patient records as static text, PrimeSPEECH enables physicians to:
- -Dictate and place speech-generated content into existing clinical templates
- -Create new, searchable and structured patient documents
- -Conduct instantaneous review of spoken word content for self-edit and sign-off
- -Utilize an extensive embedded medical dictionary, spell check and speech correction controls
- -Store patient content in a central PrimeSUITE database for fast, flexible updates
“PrimeSPEECH takes speech input and document control to a whole new level of usability,” said Tee Green, Greenway president and CEO. “With this revolutionary integration capability, physicians can not only replace costly transcription services, but are also able to take advantage of a host of new features and patient-oriented benefits right at the point of care. With PrimeSPEECH, the spoken word is now transformed into meaningful content populated within our PrimeSUITE EHR.”
Greenway’s PrimeIMAGE™ is an integrated picture archiving and communications system (PACS) that provides unique image management capabilities for physician practices by enabling customers of PrimeSUITE to combine digital imagery and data capture for integration into PrimeSUITE patient charts. PrimeIMAGE provides compatibility with a wide range of imaging modalities, including ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, CT, MRI, NMI, microscopy and surgical imagery. Among the new features and functionality that PrimeIMAGE integrates into PrimeSUITE are:
- -Storage and access to all images and reports related to a single study
- -User selection of multiple images or reports from study to be stored in PrimeSUITE patient chart
- -Text, drawings, annotations, voice notes and e-mail capabilities
- -Image management interface to multiple digital and analog diagnostic devices
“Integrating diagnostic-quality imaging into physician practice workflows has long been a costly and cumbersome process,” noted Green. “With PrimeIMAGE, Greenway’s PrimeSUITE customers are now able to quickly store, integrate and access all images and reports related to a single study – directly from their PC, laptop or tablet. The flexibility and power of this new capability places previously hard-to-reach diagnostic capabilities literally at their fingertips.”
PrimeIMAGE is already in use by numerous PrimeSUITE customers, including Vanceburg, Ky.-based PrimaryPlus, a family practice medical facility, dental facility and rehabilitation center with five practice locations served by 30 providers.
“Prior to having PrimeIMAGE, we were printing up to 40 ultrasound pictures and stapling them to plain paper,” said Laura Shower, MD of PrimaryPlus. “Now we use our templates to select four to eight images for exportation, which become part of the patient record in PrimeSUITE. When patients come in, we can now link to the full study of images, and during the day of a procedure it’s helpful to have the images available. The diagnostic quality is much better, and it’s also easier to initiate and process orders.”
Greenway’s PrimeIMAGE utilizes technology that Greenway recently acquired from VisualMED, a leading image conversion and communications company serving the physician practice marketplace.
About Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.
Greenway Medical Technologies provides innovative EHR, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions and services to more than 23,000 healthcare providers nationwide, in 31 specialties and subspecialties, by enhancing the delivery of patient care through advanced health IT software and on-demand services that allow physician practices to function at their highest level of efficiency. PrimeSUITE® 2011 is an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Complete EHR. The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Established in 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway is a privately held company with more than 400 employees.
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