Information Week reports on Greenway Medical this week and their expansion efforts as an ambulatory EMR to connect with both Epic and Cerner Medical Records which are used in hospitals. Greenway is also on the move with their recent agreement with Walgreens with being the in house ambulatory medical records program used in their Take Care Clinics across the US with 200 installations and a total of 8000 when completely rolled out. Continue reading: Greenway Medical Technologies Interoperability Expands to Exchange Information With Cerner and Epic Beyond CCR
Yes, it’s yet another acronym in healthcare, but an important one at that, especially as Electronic Health Record adoption begins to soar. HHS is close to issuing the final ruling on ‘meaningful use’ criteria, which will set the qualification standards physicians must meet to obtain Federal stimulus dollars for adopting EHR technology.
CCR stands for the Continuity of Care Record (CCR). In the near future, this may be a required document that must be offered to patients after doctor visits, describing what happened at their doctor visit and what will happen next. The proposed ‘meaningful use’ standards include the use and interoperability of CCRs; and therefore, any physician considering purchasing an EHR and seeking Federal incentive payments should enquire about this functionality in potential EHR products.