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Orion Health™ Completes $125 Million IPO in New Zealand

Trading Began on NZX Main Board and ASX in November

Boston, MA – December 16, 2014Orion Health, a leading population health management company, announced that shares of Orion Health Group Limited (Orion Health, the Company) began trading on the NZX Main Board and ASX following a successful IPO that raised $125 million (NZD) which included $120 million in new capital. Strong demand for the shares from eligible institutions and the clients of NZX firms saw the shares priced at $5.70, at the top of the indicative price range of $4.30-$5.70.

“Both our new shareholders and those who have supported the company over the last 21 years clearly understand the dynamics of the health data expansion and Orion Health’s ability to deliver world class solutions that will provide better outcomes for patients, providers and those who fund healthcare services,” said Andrew Ferrier, Orion Health Chairman. “Orion Health is now equipped with the resources necessary to invest in additional research and development to capture these once in a generation opportunities for innovation.”

“Health industries in many countries are aware of the impending funding crisis they will experience in the next few years. This will be driven by aging populations – the huge increase in health data likely to flow from new devices and the demands of patients for greater control over their own healthcare,” said Orion Health Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ian McCrae. “Orion Health is already at the forefront with solutions that are delivering benefits to 450 customers across 25 countries. We are now funded to significantly increase our research and development efforts to expand our capability and solutions for customers.”

McCrae retains 98% of his shareholding and still holds 50.3% of the company. Orion Health’s shares trade with the code OHE on both the NZX Main Board and ASX. Deustche Craigs and First NZ Capital were Joint Lead Managers for the IPO.

About Orion Health Inc.

Orion Health, a population health management company, makes healthcare information available anywhere by providing healthcare IT connectivity in nearly every U.S. state and in over 30 countries worldwide—facilitating care for tens of millions of patients every day. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health facilitates data exchange within and among provider organizations, accountable care organizations, health plans, governments and health information exchanges, to improve care coordination, enable population health management, enhance quality of care and help reduce costs. For more information, visit www.orionhealth.com. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

December 16, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

CHIME and KLAS Partner to Support HIT Industry Performance

SAN ANTONIO, TX, October 30, 2014 - The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced today it has formed a partnership with KLAS Enterprises, the research leader in measuring vendor performance for providers in the field of healthcare IT.

The partnership between CHIME and KLAS, effective January 1, 2015, is designed to accelerate and enhance industry performance and support all stakeholders in a rapid new era of healthcare transformation. The partnership, announced today from the CHIME14 Fall CIO Forum in San Antonio, will include expanded research, benchmarking, award collaboration, and advocacy support.

“Like KLAS, CHIME is dedicated to helping our members and vendor partners perform at the highest level,” said CHIME Board Chair Randy McCleese, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO. “This mutually beneficial partnership will help strengthen our commitment to industry high-standards in patient care quality, efficiency and safety.”

“Providers want to be heard and counted,” added Kent Gale, Founder of KLAS. “Working together with CHIME, we can better amplify the provider voice to help healthcare vendors align their delivery to achieve provider organization success.”

Under the terms of the partnership, KLAS will serve as CHIME’s primary research organization, and KLAS will work closely with CHIME for best practice information sharing and healthcare information technology research.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the industry research professionals of KLAS who have made a superb contribution to healthcare IT performance and standards,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO. “Our members, together with KLAS, will help foster industry excellence and drive healthcare transformation forward.”

About CHIME
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 140 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.cio-chime.org.

About KLAS
 

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996 and has maintained a commitment to being honest, accurate and impartial.Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch or call 1-800-920-4109.
October 30, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Caradigm Offers Healthcare Providers Unlimited Identity and Access Management with Guaranteed Go-Live Dates

One annual price for Single Sign-On or Provisioning covers software, services, maintenance and integration with an unlimited number of applications 

BELLEVUE, WA – Aug. 25, 2014 – Caradigm, a population health company, today announced new Identity and Access Management (IAM) offerings designed to make it easier for healthcare organizations to control access to applications and patient data, even as their workforces and IT environments rapidly grow and change.

Built exclusively for healthcare, Caradigm® Identity and Access Management (IAM) – including Caradigm Single Sign-On and Caradigm Provisioning – enables healthcare organizations to protect against increasing security and compliance risk by safeguarding patient health information.  At the same time, Caradigm IAM enables healthcare organizations to give clinicians rapid access to the applications and patient data they need to perform their jobs.

New offerings for both Caradigm Single Sign-On and Caradigm Provisioning include:

  • Subscription-based pricing: Healthcare providers now can choose to pay a simple yearly subscription fee for the software, services, and support needed to manage IAM, and align their solution with their evolving IT portfolio.

 

  • Unlimited applications: Subscriptions include integration to an unlimited number of applications.  This means organizations can continue to add applications into their IAM solutions after going live.  And, as an organization’s applications are upgraded, Caradigm will make any agreed-upon changes.

 

  • Guaranteed go-live: Caradigm offers a 100% guaranteed go-live date and scope for customers opting to follow Caradigm’s proven deployment methodology.

According to Jim Campbell, vice president of IAM for Caradigm, “With radical changes in healthcare, providers are facing unprecedented challenges in both protecting and speeding access to patient data. Our customers tell us they need simplified IAM solutions that easily adapt to their new realities – new alliances and partnerships, staff changes, and changes in IT environments. Thanks to our deep experience and advances in IAM, we’re delighted to offer customers a new level of flexibility in addressing these challenges head on.”

Caradigm’s IAM portfolio includes the following:

Caradigm Provisioning helps healthcare organizations protect against increasing security and compliance risk through role-based management of user identity. By codifying access and entitlement rights for the organization in a central repository, and by managing the creation, modification and termination of user access to clinical and core systems, Caradigm Provisioning helps organizations protect patient data while giving their clinicians rapid access to the applications and information they need.

Caradigm Single Sign-On (SSO) and Caradigm Context Management (CM) are designed to give clinicians faster access to healthcare applications and patient data while making it easier for organizations to protect patient privacy and system security. The solutions streamline workflows in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments, automate management of clinical workstations and expedite compliance reporting. One-tap logoffs and timeouts eliminate the need for generic or shared credentials. Caradigm’s Privacy Auditor®, now included as an integral component in SSO and CM, provides a real-time audit trail of patient record access by user, application and location.

The new offerings are available immediately. Additional information about these offerings can be obtained by going to http://www.caradigm.com/en-us/contact-us/.

About Caradigm

Caradigm USA LLC is a healthcare analytics and population health company dedicated to helping organizations improve care, reduce costs, and manage risk. Caradigm analytics solutions provide insight into patients, populations, and performance, enabling healthcare organizations to understand their clinical and financial risk and identify the actions needed to address it. Caradigm population health solutions enable teams to deliver the appropriate care to patients through effective coordination and patient engagement, helping to improve outcomes and financial results. The key to Caradigm analytics and population health solutions is a rich set of clinical, operational, and financial data delivered to healthcare professionals within their workflows in near-real time. This data asset serves as the foundation for a growing number of innovative healthcare applications developed by Caradigm and industry partners, providing rapid incremental value to customers. Visit: www.caradigm.com.

August 25, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Quintiles Announces Agreement to Acquire Encore Health Resources

Acquisition Will Bolster Quintiles’ Expertise in Health-Information Analytics Services and Create Foundation for Expanded Services Suite

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its continued efforts to strengthen and expand its service capabilities across the healthcare continuum, Quintiles today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Encore Health Resources (Encore). Encore is a leader in the health-information analytics and technology services industry focused on healthcare providers. Through its consulting services and solutions, Encore assists customers with a wide range of strategy, advisory, implementation, process-redesign, optimization, analytics and performance-improvement initiatives.

“Today’s announcement signifies the increasing importance of leveraging EHR and real-world information to inform our customers and improve their probability of success”

Founded in 2009, Encore has more than 300 employees located throughout North America, including approximately 250 consultants. Its primary business is focused on implementation and advisory services around electronic health records (EHR). The addition of these capabilities will enhance Quintiles’ EHR expertise, which is becoming increasingly important as biopharmaceutical customers, payers and providers focus on measuring outcomes based on real-world performance in terms of clinical effectiveness and value.

“Today’s announcement signifies the increasing importance of leveraging EHR and real-world information to inform our customers and improve their probability of success,” said Tom Pike, chief executive officer at Quintiles. “Encore has significant EHR expertise, strong relationships with many large U.S. provider networks and academic medical centers as well as experienced consultants, proven tools, and methodologies. It will be a key strategic addition for our business that will extend our services suite and allow us to work with Encore to strengthen its provider-focused solutions.”

Biopharmaceutical companies are increasingly interested in the “real-world” outcomes associated with their medicines to enable optimal market access. Encore’s expertise with hospitals and hospital information will help Quintiles extend its service offerings meaningfully for biopharmaceutical companies.

By joining Quintiles, Encore will be able to leverage Quintiles’ breadth and depth of capabilities as well as its global scale to accelerate Encore’s vision of enhancing clinical outcomes through data-driven performance improvement. Additionally, Encore can utilize the expertise of Quintiles’ 950 medical doctors, 900 Ph.D.’s, as well as its nurse educators and world-class biostatisticians to help hospitals and providers solve their most pressing population health challenges.

“Today is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Encore,” said Dana Sellers, chief executive officer, Encore. “Encore was founded with a focus on driving value through data to improve performance and clinical outcomes. I believe that this focus and our vision for the future align well with Quintiles. We will be joining a global leader, and we look forward to working together to help deliver further advancements in healthcare.”

The transaction, which is subject to standard and customary closing conditions, is expected to close later this quarter. Upon completion of this transaction, Encore will join Quintiles’ Integrated Healthcare Services segment and be known as “Encore, A Quintiles Company.”

Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. The acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on Quintiles’ 2014 earnings per share.

About Quintiles

Quintiles (NYSE: Q) is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services with a network of more than 29,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries. We have helped develop or commercialize all of the top-50 best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive therapeutic, scientific and analytics expertise to help our customers navigate an increasingly complex healthcare environment as they seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes. To learn more about Quintiles, please visit www.quintiles.com.

May 12, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

New Course with Hands-On Training for EHR Proficiency

Chicago, IL — March 12, 2014 — 4Medapproved, the leading provider of online education and certification resources on topics relating to Health Information Technology, announced today the release of their new Certificate of EHR Office Proficiency (CEOP)  (20% discount if you use the discount code: healthcare20) course in partnership with Medical Mastermind EHR to help individuals, schools and universities by providing hands-on practice with guided online learning on the important topic of electronic health records (EHRs).

Lessons in the CEOP program describe EHR functionality, integration with other applications, Meaningful Use, HIPAA compliance and more. Students also learn electronic workflow by engaging in EHR documentation exercises, allowing them to schedule patients, enter progress notes, practice order entry, experience clinical decision support (CDS) tools and develop basic competencies related to EHR charting. In addition, each license for this course allows the student access to the EHR for further practice and potential case study work in classrooms.

The live, certified EHR solution embedded in this course for training is delivered through a partnership with Medical Mastermind. This award-winning software creates a working environment similar in design to most of the major certified products on the market—allowing for a flexible learning experience uniquely applicable to multiple platforms and medical workplaces.

“Partnering with 4Medapproved on this important step toward better educational tools for healthcare was in complete alignment with Medical Mastermind’s philosophy of providing outstanding technology that actually helps those who use it to practice better medicine,” said Michelle Boucher, Vice President of Marketing for Medical Mastermind. “Engaging with students, physicians and the entire healthcare community at the point of delivering education through our physician-designed tool will provide them with one of the highest quality experiences as they continue to learn.”

According to the CDC, during 2006–2013, the percentage of working physicians using any EHR system increased 168%, from 29.2% in 2006 to 78.4% in 2013. In two studies published by the journal “Teaching and Learning in Medicine,” the Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE) describes the nearly total lack of EHR training in medical school programs, while stressing the overall importance of EHR training in preparing students for work in the industry.

“As educators, we feel the need to address this unfortunate gap in readiness for those who plan to work in the healthcare industry. This course does not simply simulate or demonstrate health record capabilities, but instead allows students the opportunity to develop skills by engaging in true interactive learning,” said Wendy Whitmore, CIO and co-founder of 4Medapproved. “Partnering with Medical Mastermind has given us a robust learning tool while providing a distinct advantage to students, teachers and medical learning programs.”

All 4Medapproved training is provided online and is self-paced, to accommodate any schedule. It incorporates reading with multimedia review and frequent assessments, in the unique 10/10/10 learning method. Volume licensing and team leader controls are also available for classroom instruction and larger group training.

Successful completion of this course awards a Certificate in EHR Proficiency which has been reviewed and authorized by the 4Medapproved professional medical and technical advisory boards. Accreditation by The International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) for college contact hours and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for nursing CEUs are provided for this course through a partnership with Corexcel.

About Medical Mastermind:

Established in 1984, Medical Mastermind provides Practice Management and Electronic Health Records to thousands of physicians from all specialties. Mastermind’s award-winning software is designed by doctors, nurses, billing administrators, and other medical personnel to provide the ideal solutions for any size practice and every specialty. Medical Mastermind is headquartered in Baltimore, MD; with offices in Jackson, MS; Dallas, TX; Charlotte, SC; Pittsburgh, PA; and Orlando, FL.

About 4Medapproved:

4Medapproved is the leading educational resource for healthcare professionals on topics relating to Health Information Technology. The company provides access to helpful content, community, curriculum, and consulting, all in one convenient location. 4Medapproved also offers free weekly Learning Lunch Webinars and industry updates through columns from leading experts. It provides self-paced online education, certification, and career gap training programs, many of which provide CME, CEUs, and conversion to college credit. Additionally, 4Medapproved facilitates online networking and collaboration through its 4MedProNetwork. Support for the many free resources available through 4Medapproved is provided by sponsors of its 4MedMarketplace and Learning Lunch Webinars. Learn more at www.4Medapproved.com. The 4MedPlus Corporation is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

 

Full Disclosure: Healthcare Scene is an affiliate of 4MedApproved.  That’s what allows us to offer a 20% discount on the new CEOP course and we get paid a commission as well.

March 13, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Medical Informatics Engineering Welcomes New Sales Director To Help Grow Enterprise Health Division

Fort Wayne, Ind. – January 15, 2014 – Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), a web-based, health information technology solutions provider serving physicians, health systems and Fortune 500 organizations operating on-site employee health clinics, today announced the appointment of industry veteran, Scott Dunton, as National Sales Director for its Enterprise Health division. Dunton brings more than 17 years of operational, channel and sales experience in the technology industry, most notably at Underwriter’s Laboratory where he was a strong contributor in growing the market profile of the company’s occupational health software and solutions across the country.

In his new role at MIE, Dunton will be responsible for expanding the Enterprise Health footprint among Fortune 1000 companies throughout the U.S. and internationally.  Companies including Dow Chemical, Chevron, Concentra and others currently depend on Enterprise Health IT solutions for employee clinic operations. As a growing number of organizations embark on strategic initiatives to improve the health of their workforce and reduce healthcare costs, the need for technology solutions integrating clinical operations, occupational health programs and employee engagement tools continues to expand.

“I am very excited to be part of the Enterprise Health team because I have not seen a comparable enterprise-focused occupational health system on the market today. This is a huge opportunity, and I look forward to being part of something with strong potential for explosive growth,” said Dunton.  “The Enterprise Health solution includes a complete medical record system that communicates with employees, and connects to labs, medical devices and HR systems. Secure information is easy to access and easy to find, from nearly anywhere in the world, on any web-enabled device – including tablets like the iPad, smartphones and laptops.”

Dunton’s 17-year career includes strong sales experience within the technology industry, with a specific focus on software applications such as SaaS, virtualization, open source, electronic medical records, security solutions, and occupational health and medical management tools. In addition to his sales and technical background, Dunton brings expertise in product management and business development strategies.

Previously, Dunton served as the Regional Sales Manager for Underwriter Laboratory’s Workplace Health and Safety division. Prior to that, he was the National Sales Director at RECON Dynamics and also a National Sales Director for BNI Equities Corporation.

“Scott has a proven track record of success during all of his previous assignments. We believe that his deep understanding of the occupational health market and its business practices and needs will help grow our business and our product lines,” said Matt Hohman, Executive Vice President of Medical Informatics Engineering.

Dunton graduated with a Bachelor degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He currently resides part-time in San Jose, California and in Eagle, Idaho with his five daughters.

About Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE)

MIE offers a Minimally Invasive™ suite of HIT products that are easy to use, flexible and cost effective. Physicians in more than 2,500 clinics throughout the U.S., and corporate clients including Disney, Dow, Chevron, Xerox, Lilly, HCA, Humana and many others use MIE solutions in 19 countries around the world, in eight languages.

MIE also provides advanced solutions for electronic patient engagement through its NoMoreClipboard subsidiary. For more information, visit http://www.mieweb.com.

January 15, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Vitera Healthcare Solutions and Greenway Medical Technologies Combine

Establishes an Innovative, Trusted Technology Partner Offering Providers Highly Interoperable Solutions to Improve Clinical and Financial Outcomes

Carrollton, GA and Tampa, FL — Nov. 4, 2013 — Vitera Healthcare Solutions, LLC and Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., leading providers of clinical, financial and administrative solutions to healthcare providers, today announced the completion of a previously announced merger resulting in the combination of the two companies into an innovative leader in health information technology.

Vista Equity Partners, owner of Vitera, has acquired all outstanding Greenway common stock for $20.35 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $644 million.

The combined company will be privately held and operate under the Greenway brand. Tee Green, Greenway’s CEO, will maintain that position. Vitera’s CEO, Matthew J. Hawkins, will serve as President. Both will serve on Greenway’s board of directors.

The combined company will maintain headquarters and principal operations in Carrollton, GA, Tampa, FL, and Birmingham, AL, serving 100,000 providers across nearly 13,000 medical organizations nationwide — including healthcare enterprises, ambulatory practices, public health, retail and other clinics.

“Today, we begin the process of integrating our two organizations and operating them as a single entity that will have a laser-like focus on advancing the electronification of our nation’s healthcare system, allowing our customers to more effectively engage with increasingly active healthcare consumers,” said Tee Green, CEO of Greenway Medical Technologies. “With our large and diverse provider base, we are well positioned to have a marked impact on improving both clinical and financial outcomes for patients, payers and providers.”

“The closing of this transaction marks an exciting new beginning,” said Matthew J. Hawkins, President of Greenway Medical Technologies. “The combination of Greenway and Vitera creates one of the largest and most innovative companies in the healthcare information technology industry today. We look forward to combining our experience, talents and technologies in a way the industry has never seen before.”

The two companies possess a combined history of more than 60 years of experience serving healthcare providers with innovative clinical, financial and administrative solutions and customer-focused services. Both companies offer award-winning products that help improve revenue, streamline operations, and assist providers in getting the best patient outcomes. Greenway’s platforms are consistently recognized for their interoperability and ease of use at the point of care. Vitera recently has earned a first-place EHR ranking and a Customer Value Enhancement Award from researchers Black Book Market Research, LLC and Frost & Sullivan.

Current and future customers will benefit from industry-recognized EHR, clinically driven revenue cycle management™, public health and interoperability solutions that help providers meet regulatory requirements, such as meaningful use and the transition to ICD-10, as well as address risk-sharing payment reform models such as accountable care organizations.

The combined entity will continue to offer, enhance and support the portfolio of products currently available under both companies and bring together the strengths of Greenway and Vitera, offering healthcare providers unparalleled industry expertise and an unrivaled depth of resources and capabilities.

About Greenway
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., provides the clinical, financial and administrative solutions today’s healthcare providers need to proactively manage the delivery of quality care and achieve better health outcomes for patient populations. With an established marketplace presence dating back more than 30 years, Greenway continues to lead the way in health information technology by offering smarter solutions and services that help businesses compete in an evolving value-based healthcare system. Greenway’s clinically driven revenue cycle management™ services and comprehensive suite of interoperable solutions improve financial performance and automate clinical and administrative workflows, so medical providers can spend time on patients instead of paperwork. More than 100,000 providers in over 30 specialties and sub-specialties partner with Greenway to improve outcomes across more than 13,000 medical organizations nationwide. For more information, visit www.greenwaymedical.com or call (866) 242-3805.

About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Austin, currently invests over $7.1 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies realizing their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing. For further information please visit www.vistaequitypartners.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that relate to future results and events are forward-looking statements made within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 based on Greenway’s current expectations regarding the transaction. Actual results and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits may not materialize as expected; the possibility that the parties will be unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and other risks that are described in Greenway’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 and in its subsequently filed SEC reports. Greenway does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements except to the extent otherwise required by law.

Greenway and the Greenway logo are registered trademarks and Vitera and the phrase “clinically driven revenue cycle management” are trademarks of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.
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November 5, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

BetterDoctor Raises $2.6M Seed Funding

BetterDoctor is doctor-finding service based on hundreds of public and private data sources. We have 1 million doctors in our database and have helped 4 million people to find a quality doctor.

We have raised $2.6M in seed funding to grow into a matchmaking service for patients and doctors.

The founder’s story

In 2011, my family experienced a series of life-changing medical emergencies which required a team of over 15 doctors and specialists. Unfortunately, finding those specialists was a huge time sink.

I soon understood the pain of the 70+ million Americans looking for new doctors every year – and soon even 30 million more people because of Obamacare. There simply wasn’t a good way to find quality doctors.

Drawing on a background in gaming and technology, my co-founder Tapio Tolvanen and I both left our positions at Nokia to found BetterDoctor. I used to lead Nokia’s App Studios, Tapio was Chief Architect and Head of Technology. We studied the problem closely, built a team and a system to solve it, and launched BetterDoctor a year ago.

Since debuting at TC DISRUPT in 2012, over 4 million people have used BetterDoctor to search for high-quality doctors in their area and insurance network. Today, almost 1 million people rely on BetterDoctor each month to find new doctors. We’ve designed a beautiful mobile web experience to make it available on all devices.

About BetterDoctor, the product
Designed to complement traditional user-generated ratings and reviews, BetterDoctor draws on an array of public and privately available quality indicators to rank every doctor in the United States.

A few of the factors we examine–which most people either don’t have access to or typically look for–include:

  • Experience
  • Education
  • Medical licensing
  • Board certification
  • Judicial sanctions
  • Professional and referral network

BetterDoctor’s Funding
We are very excited to have a great mix health and consumer web investors join the mission! The $3.6M Seed round was led by SoftTechVC and Burrill & Co. Jeff Clavier from SoftTechVC, Dirk Lammerts from Burrill & Co and Kristian Segerstrale from Initial Capital joined the board.

Notable investors:

SoftTechVC (Silicon Valley, USA)
The leading early stage investors with web and mobile focus. 125 Seed-round and A-round investments.
http://softtechvc.com/

Burrill & Company (Silicon Valley, USA)
The leading LifeScience and digital health fund with over $2B in management.
http://www.burrillandco.com/

500 Startups (Silicon Valley, USA)
The world’s most active seed fund and influential incubator lead by Dave McClure. Have done 500 investments.
http://500.co/

WTI (Silicon Valley, USA)
Western Technology Investment: the first investors in Facebook and Google. Over $2B in investments.
http://www.westerntech.com/

Lifeline Ventures (Helsinki, Finland)
One of the leading European early stage investors behind Supercell and other successful Finnish companies.
http://www.lifelineventures.com/

Initial Capital (Silicon Valley, USA)
Social media, gaming, consumer web and mobile focused Seed Fund. Lead by Finnish serial entrepreneur Kristian Segerstrale (Playfish, EA).
http://www.initialcapital.com/

Commerce Ventures (Silicon Valley, USA)
Venture fund focused on Online Marketplaces
http://commercevc.com/

MESA+ (New York, USA)
Media and commerce focused seed fund in New York
http://www.mesaglobal.com/

Kima Ventures (Paris, France)
Active angel/seed stage investor with web and mobile focus
http://www.kimaventures.com/

October 22, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Greenway Medical Technologies and Vitera Healthcare Solutions to Combine

Vista Equity Partners, owner of Vitera, to acquire all outstanding Greenway common stock for

$20.35 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $644 million

Carrollton, GA, and Tampa, FL, Sept. 23, 2013 – Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: GWAY) today announced a definitive agreement which will result in the combination of the businesses of Greenway and Vitera Healthcare Solutions, LLC. The transaction will create a leader in healthcare information technology and services, offering a comprehensive set of solutions to improve clinical and financial outcomes in healthcare enterprises, ambulatory practices, public health, retail and other clinics nationwide. Following the closing of the transaction, the Vitera and Greenway businesses will serve nearly 13,000 medical organizations and 100,000 providers.

Under the terms of the agreement, Vista Equity Partners, which owns Vitera Healthcare Solutions, will pay Greenway stockholders $20.35 in cash for each share of Greenway common stock they hold. The price represents a 62% premium to Greenway’s 90-day volume weighted average stock price and a 20% premium to Greenway’s closing share price the day before the merger agreement was signed. The all-cash transaction is valued at approximately $644 million. The Greenway Board of Directors has unanimously approved the definitive merger agreement. Upon closing, Greenway will operate as a privately held company.

“We are pleased to approve this agreement and look forward to completing this transaction,” said W. Thomas ‘Tommy’ Green, founder of Greenway Medical Technologies and Chairman since the company’s inception in 1998. “It provides substantial cash value for our stockholders, and reflects our deep commitment to drive innovation that helps healthcare professionals succeed and thrive in today’s evolving healthcare landscape.”

It is anticipated that the Vitera and Greenway businesses will continue as Greenway Medical Technologies with the products and services of both Greenway and Vitera marketed under the Greenway brand. After closing, the two businesses will continue together to deliver best-in-class solutions and services, and enhancement of existing product platforms to ensure customers have the tools they need to address payment reform models and meet regulatory requirements such as Meaningful Use Stage 2 and the transition to ICD-10.

Greenway will continue to have headquarters and principal operations in Carrollton, GA, Tampa, FL and Birmingham, AL.

“This transaction presents an opportunity to offer even greater value to our customers,” said Matthew J. Hawkins, President and CEO of Vitera. “Combining our business with Greenway Medical Technologies demonstrates our intense focus on growth and our commitment to provide current and prospective customers with proven, integrated and easy-to-use solutions they need to grow profitably, increase practice efficiencies and improve patient outcomes in this ever-changing healthcare environment.”

“We are excited that the transaction will accelerate the execution of our clearly defined strategy of leading the electronification of healthcare, engaging consumers in the management of their own health and continuing to partner with providers to develop the tools to improve population health,” said Tee Green, President and CEO of Greenway.

Greenway’s platforms are consistently recognized for ease of use at the point of care, which has led to high adoption rates among care providers, as well as having an industry-leading interoperability strategy that promotes the flow of data across healthcare systems. Greenway’s clinically driven revenue cycle management platform enables providers to thrive while participating in evolving and increasingly more complex reimbursement programs that are based on clinical outcomes.

Vitera’s first-place EHR ranking from independent researcher Black Book Market Research, LLC and recent Customer Value Enhancement Award from Frost & Sullivan underscore the value of Vitera’s industry-leading solutions and services. Vitera’s portfolio of highly interoperable EHR and practice management solutions is ICD-10-enabled, certified for Meaningful Use Stage 2, and approved for pre-validation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

Under the terms of the agreement, an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners will commence a tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Greenway’s common stock. Closing of the transaction is conditioned upon, among other things, satisfaction of a minimum tender condition, clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, and other customary closing conditions. The closing of the transaction is not contingent on financing. In the event that the minimum tender condition is not met, and in certain other circumstances, the parties have agreed to complete the transaction through a one-step merger after receipt of stockholder approval. Greenway expects the transaction to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2013.

Certain of Greenway’s stockholders (Investor Group L.P., Investor Growth Capital Limited and Pamlico Capital II, L.P.), each of Greenway’s directors (W. Thomas Green, Jr., Wyche T. Green, III, Robert Hensley, Neal Morrison, Thomas T. Richards, Walter Turek and Noah Walley), and certain executive officers of Greenway, including Gregory H. Schulenburg (Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer), James A. Cochran (Chief Financial Officer) and William G. Esslinger, Jr. (Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary), have each agreed to tender their shares into the offer, and vote their shares in favor of the definitive merger agreement and the merger, subject to certain terms and conditions. These stockholders collectively own approximately 50.9% of Greenway’s outstanding shares. These agreements will terminate upon termination of the definitive merger agreement in accordance with its terms in order for the Company to accept a superior offer and upon certain other circumstances.

The affiliate of Vista has obtained equity and debt financing commitments for the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, the aggregate proceeds of which will be sufficient for Vista’s affiliate to pay the aggregate merger consideration and all related fees and expenses. Vista has committed to capitalize its affiliate, at or immediately prior to the effective time of the merger, with an aggregate equity contribution in an amount up to $650 million, which will be sufficient for the Affiliate to consummate the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement even if Vista’s debt financing is not available, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in an equity funding commitment letter, dated as of September 23, 2013.

J.P. Morgan is serving as financial advisor to Greenway, and Paul Hastings LLP is serving as Greenway’s legal advisor. Jefferies LLC and BMO Capital Markets are serving as financial advisors to the buyer, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as the buyer’s legal advisor. Jefferies Finance LLC and BMO Capital Markets have agreed to provide debt financing in connection with the transaction.

For further information regarding all terms and conditions contained in the definitive merger agreement, please see Greenway’s Current Report on Form 8-K, which will be filed in connection with this transaction.

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About Greenway and PrimeSUITE

Greenway Medical Technologies (NYSE: GWAY) delivers smarter information solutions that improve the financial performance of healthcare providers and enable them to deliver smarter care. Greenway PrimeSUITE® — the company’s certified, single-database electronic health record, practice management and interoperability solution platform — is complemented by an expanding array of integrated business and data services, including clinically driven revenue cycle management (RCM). Thousands of care providers across primary care and more than 30 specialties and sub-specialties use cloud-based or on-premise Greenway® solutions to improve outcomes in healthcare enterprises, physician practices, retail and other ambulatory clinics, and alternate care venues nationwide. For details, see greenwaymedical.comTwitterFacebook or YouTube.

About Vitera Healthcare Solutions

Vitera Healthcare Solutions provides end-to-end clinical and financial technology solutions so physicians and medical professionals can work with patients instead of paperwork. Serving more than 415,000 healthcare professionals including 85,000 physicians, Vitera Healthcare Solutions provides electronic health records and practice management systems, processes 33 million transactions and 2 million e-prescriptions monthly, and serves several specialties including primary care, OB/GYN, pediatrics, cardiology and orthopedics in all sized practices and Community Health Centers. Physician-focused and patient-centric, Vitera Healthcare Solutions is based in Tampa, FL. For more information, visit www.viterahealthcare.com  or call (877) 932-6301. Follow Vitera Healthcare Solutions on Facebook a thttp://www.facebook.com/viterahealthcare, and Twitter at https://twitter.com/ViteraHealth.

About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Austin, currently invests over $7.1 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies realizing their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing. For further information please visit www.vistaequitypartners.com.

Important Additional Information

This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Greenway. The tender offer for securities of Greenway described in this press release has not yet been commenced. The offer to buy securities of Greenway described in this press release will be made only pursuant to the offer to purchase and related materials that Vista Equity Partners will file on Schedule TO with the SEC. At the same time or soon thereafter, Greenway will file its recommendation of the tender offer on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC. In connection with the proposed transaction, Greenway will also file a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC. Additionally, Greenway and Vista Equity Partners will file other relevant materials in connection with the proposed acquisition of Greenway by affiliates of Vista Equity Partners pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS OF GREENWAY ARE ADVISED TO READ THE SCHEDULE TO, THE SCHEDULE 14D-9, AND THE PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT, AS EACH MAY BE AMENDED OR SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BEFORE THEY MAKE ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER OR MERGER, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND THE PARTIES THERETO.

Investors and stockholders may obtain free copies of the Schedule TO, Schedule 14D-9 and preliminary proxy statement, as each may be amended or supplemented from time to time, and other documents filed by the parties (when available), at the SEC’s Web site at www.sec.gov or at Greenway’s Web site at www.greenwaymedical.com. The Schedule TO, Schedule 14D-9 and preliminary proxy statement, as each may be amended or supplemented from time to time, and such other documents may also be obtained, when available, for free from Greenway by contacting Greenway’s Investor Relations Department at 1.866.242.3805 or by email through Greenway’s investor relations page athttp://ir.greenwaymedical.com/.

Greenway and its respective directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Greenway’s stockholders in connection with the proposed Merger. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of certain of Greenway’s executive officers and directors in the solicitation by reading Greenway’s proxy statement for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, and the proxy statement and other relevant materials which may be filed with the SEC in connection with the Merger when and if they become available. Information concerning the interests of Greenway’s participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of the Company’s stockholders generally, will be set forth in the proxy statement relating to the Merger when it becomes available. Additional information regarding Greenway’s directors and executive officers is also included in Greenway’s proxy statement for its 2013 annual meeting of stockholders and is included in Part III of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the tender offer and related transactions, including the benefits expected from the transaction and the expected timing of the completion of the transaction.  When used in this press release, the words “can,” “will,” “intends,” “expects,” “is expected,” similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements.  Such statements are based on a number of assumptions that could ultimately prove inaccurate, and are subject to a number of risk factors, including uncertainties regarding the timing of the closing of the transaction, uncertainties as to how many stockholders of Greenway may tender their stock in the tender offer, the possibility that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the transaction, and general economic and business conditions.  None of Vista Equity Partners, Vitera or Greenway assumes any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Factors that could cause actual results of the tender offer to differ materially include the following: the risk of failing to obtain any regulatory approvals or satisfy conditions to the transaction, the risk that Vista Equity Partners is unable to obtain adequate financing, the risk that the transaction will not close or that closing will be delayed, the risk that Greenway’s businesses will suffer due to uncertainty related to the transaction, the competitive environment in our industry and competitive responses to the transaction as well as risk factors set forth above.  Further information on factors that could affect Greenway’s financial results is provided in documents filed by Greenway with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Greenway’s recent filings on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K.

Greenway, the Greenway logo and PrimeSUITE are registered trademarks and the phrase “clinically driven revenue cycle management” is a trademark of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. Other product or company names are the property of their respective owners.

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Greenway Media Contact:

Bob Kneeley

(678) 390-7262

BobKneeley@greenwaymedical.com

Vitera Healthcare Solutions Media Contact:

Elizabeth Glaser

Dodge Communications

(770) 576-2551/(770) 317-8831

eglaser@dodgecommunications.com

September 23, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Vitera Healthcare Solutions Earns No. 1 Ranking in Independent EHR Satisfaction Survey

Receives highest overall satisfaction ratings for practice management and EHR services —  regardless of size or specialty — based on reported user satisfaction and productivity

Tampa, Florida – July 24, 2013 – Vitera Healthcare Solutions, the nation’s premier provider of ambulatory electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software and services, announced today it ranks No. 1 in an EHR user satisfaction survey by impartial researcher Black Book Rankings, securing the top spot as the vendor most likely to address providers’ EHR replacement market needs.

“Vitera’s No. 1 ranking, over all other evaluated vendors, is based on its intense focus on customers and its wide-ranging ability to best meet the challenges relevant to today’s physician practices — regardless of size or specialty,” says Doug Brown, Managing Partner, Black Book Market Research LLC.

Brown added, “Our ranking system is designed to replicate, in many ways, the evaluation process that healthcare organizations use to select their outsourced vendors and business partners.”

The first-place ranking is based on seven different Black Book polls conducted throughout 2013, as well as more than 500 telephone surveys and 2,900 online surveys. In total, the survey evaluated 527 vendors.

Vitera tops that group, scoring the highest overall satisfaction ratings across all practices sizes and all specialties in the areas of physician productivity, practice satisfaction, user satisfaction, Meaningful Use attestations, interoperability and evidence of e-prescribing certifications.

“We are building our company around a core set of values that reflect a deep commitment to our customers in everything we do — from delivering innovative, easy-to-use solutions to helping customers better use those solutions to navigate a rapidly changing healthcare environment,” says Matthew Hawkins, CEO of Vitera Healthcare Solutions. “We will stay intensely focused on providing physician practices — including those looking to replace their current EHR systems — the products, support and regulatory insight they need to improve practice profitability, workflow and patient outcomes.”

Vitera has introduced four new products within the past year, including Vitera Stat and Intergy Mobile, and has enhanced its practice management and EHR solutions to be easier to use and focused on helping physicians meet new regulatory requirements. To date, Vitera has helped over 4,100 eligible medical professionals secure more than $91 million in Stage 1 Meaningful Use incentive payments.

Black Book Rankings, a division of Black Book Market Research, is an impartial, unbiased source for polling and market research. It released the results of its survey, “The State of the EHR Replacement Market,” on Tuesday.  Feedback for the vendor rankings was provided by EHR users themselves and revealed the vendors most likely to thrive after the current wave of EHR replacements.

About Vitera Healthcare Solutions
Vitera Healthcare Solutions provides end-to-end clinical and financial technology solutions so physicians and medical professionals can work with patients instead of paperwork. Serving more than 415,000 healthcare professionals including 85,000 physicians, Vitera Healthcare Solutions provides electronic health records and practice management systems, processes 33 million transactions and 2 million e-prescriptions monthly, and serves several specialties including primary care, OB/GYN, pediatrics, cardiology and orthopedics in all sized practices and Community Health Centers. Physician focused and patient centric, Vitera Healthcare Solutions is based in Tampa, FL. For more information, visit www.viterahealthcare.com or call (877) 932-6301. Follow Vitera Healthcare Solutions on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/ViteraHealthcare, and Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/ViteraHealth.

July 24, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.