Greenway integrates patient data with Microsoft HealthVault
With an eye toward driving patient engagement, Greenway Medical Technologies is piloting a project by which its EHR and practice management technology, PrimeSUITE, will link with Microsoft's personal health record.
Through PrimeSUITE's secure online portal, PrimePATIENT, patients can create and access a HealthVault account to gather, store and manage centralized and sharable health information.
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The integration will provide patients with digital health history forms to establish the HealthVault clinical record. Following each patient visit, entire clinical summaries or chosen elements can be sent from PrimeSUITE into HealthVault through standards-based continuity-of-care document (CCD) transport. Patients can merge the discrete data with compatible medical device, home healthcare and mobile application data to create a broader or tailored clinical picture, officials say.
"Mobile, accessible and liquid data are prerequisites for today's care coordination," said Greenway President and CEO Tee Green, who noted that "it's time to recognize patients as consumers of healthcare best practices. They are demanding it, and payers are increasingly linking patient engagement and empowerment into quality reporting and data exchange criteria in meaningful use and accountable care programs. We are committed to providing these innovations, and are proud to announce this collaboration with Microsoft."
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Greenway officials say the combined data is sharable with other providers regardless of which EHR system they use if HealthVault integration is also present, or through permissible PrimeSUITE data exchange directly into EHRs and health information exchanges.
"With more than three hundred live applications across the Web and mobile devices, HealthVault can be a truly transformational tool to create more informed and engaged patients, but it only works when people have access to their clinical information," said Sean Nolan, Microsoft HealthVault distinguished engineer. "Greenway has made it easy for their providers to deliver exactly that."