EHR Scope Q&A With Justin Barnes of Greenway Medical Technologies

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What is your history with Greenway?

I have been with Greenway for over seven years as the Vice President of Marketing, Corporate Development and Government Affairs. My other major title is Chairmen Emeritus of the EHR Association.

When I graduated, I went to work for HBO & Company.  They merged in 1999 with McKesson.   After working at HBO & Co., four associates and I left to form Healinx.  McKesson later acquired Healinx and renamed it RelayHealth. I was not active in the organization at that time, but I was a shareholder.  McKesson RelayHealth is much larger today.

That brings me up to my present position.  Greenway has grown fairly substantially while I have been present, so it has been a wonderful opportunity. Continue reading: EHR Scope Q&A With Justin Barnes of Greenway Medical Technologies

McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals Receives ONC-ATCB Certification via Drummond Group

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Advanced Electronic Health Record to Help Providers Achieve Meaningful Use and More

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals®, the industry’s most comprehensive software suite used by clinicians, patients and healthcare executives to promote high quality, safe care, has received Complete EHR certification — deeming the software capable of enabling providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Continue reading: McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals Receives ONC-ATCB Certification via Drummond Group

Study Shows EHRs May Increase Physician Drug Safety Reporting

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Pfizer recently announced results of an online survey that shows physicians are more likely to report drug side effects through an EHR system, as compared to traditional paper reporting. In addition, nearly 60 percent of survey respondents thought that the use of EHRs for adverse event reporting would improve patient care.

Of the 300 physicians surveyed, two-thirds utilized some form of an EHR system and one-third used a paper-based system. 50 percent of total respondents and 60% of respondents who are EHR users reported they would be more likely to report drug data using an EHR system. This study also confirmed a common barrier to EHR adoption; of those still using paper-based systems, 80 percent cited cost as the major deterrent.

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