Technology Will Aid in Reducing Employer Healthcare Costs While Driving Improved Patient Outcomes
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. is today announcing a partnership to supply the company’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) and interoperability solution PrimeSuite® to Take Care Health Employer Solutions, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive provider of worksite health and wellness services and pharmacy.
Take Care Health Employer Solutions builds and operates workplace-based health centers which offer a variety of customized services including primary and acute care, occupational health, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, wellness, fitness and disease management. According to research from Fuld & Company, implementation of worksite health centers has been shown to offer employers immediate savings of more than ten percent of their total healthcare costs while driving improved behavior and patient outcomes in employee populations.
The deployment of Greenway’s PrimeSuite will enhance the existing capabilities of Take Care Health Employer Solutions’ primary and acute care health centers by streamlining access, maintenance and sharing of clinical and administrative information. This increased efficiency will enable increased interaction between providers and patients, leading to improvements in health outcomes and additional return on investment for employers.
“We are excited to be a part of this progressive model of healthcare delivery,” said Greenway President Tee Green. “Workplace healthcare has proven outcomes including increased compliance, coordinated patient care and lower costs. We believe PrimeSuite was the best choice to integrate clinical, financial and administrative functions to advance information exchange between the company’s primary care and acute health centers, and to provide the foundation for enhanced reporting which will drive improved patient outcomes. Above all, this partnership continues both of our companies’ missions of improving population health.”
Greenway’s PrimeSuite enhances efficiency by utilizing a single-database architecture, providing true integration of clinical, financial and administrative data throughout the patient experience. Patient care plans are automatically merged with scheduling, coding and processing.
“Our goal at Take Care Health Systems is to continuously seek out and implement innovative services and solutions which will allow us to mitigate the trend of rising healthcare costs while improving access to high-quality care,” said Peter Hotz, Walgreens divisional vice president and president of Take Care Health Employer Solutions. “Partnering with Greenway to roll-out their PrimeSuite EHR provides a unified electronic platform to further allow Take Care Health clinicians at worksite health centers to serve patients with unprecedented levels of interaction, care and accuracy. In addition, we’ll have the flexibility to meet the needs of our existing clients and continue to offer enhanced solutions and services as our business grows.”
Implementation of PrimeSuite will occur at select new and existing Take Care Health Employer Solutions sites in 2010 and beyond.
Greg Fulton, Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (770) 262-2347 GregFulton@GreenwayMedical.com
Erin Barrett, The Brandon Agency (843) 222-7508 EBarrett@TheBrandonAgency.com
Or Gabe Weissman, Take Care Health Systems (484) 351-3040 Gabriel.Weissman@takecarehealth.com
Greenway Medical Technologies provides innovative EHR, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions and services to more than 33,000 healthcare providers nationwide, in 30 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 in group practice, IDN, REC, HIE, IPA, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings. Established in 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway has more than 500 employees.
Take Care Health Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens and part of Walgreens Health and Wellness division, is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and convenient care clinics in the country. TCHS is comprised of Take Care Consumer Solutions (www.takecarehealth.com) and Take Care Health Employer Solutions (www.takecareemployersolutions.com). Take Care Consumer Solutions manages Take Care Clinics at select Walgreens drugstores throughout the country. Patient care at each of the Take Care Clinics is provided by Take Care Health Services, an independently owned state professional corporation established in each market. Take Care Health Employer Solutions manages primary care, health and wellness, occupational health, pharmacy and fitness centers at large employer campuses. Combined, Take Care Health Systems manages more than 700 worksite and retail health care centers.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in the press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting the Company's operations, markets, services and related products, prices, and other factors.