CDW Healthcare and Greenway Medical Technologies Announce Partnership

Companies combine medical practice and healthcare IT expertise to simplify and speed adoption of EHRs

VERNON HILLS, Ill., and CARROLLTON, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CDW Healthcare, part of the public sector subsidiary of CDW LLC, and Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of innovative electronic health record (EHR), ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions, today announced a partnership to deliver a comprehensive EHR utilizing Greenway Medical’s PrimeSUITE® offering. PrimeSUITE 2011 is an Office of the National Coordinator - Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) complete EHR that supports the 2011/2012 criteria for Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The new partnership with CDW Healthcare is the largest channel partner agreement signed by Greenway® in its 12-year history.

“Implementing an EHR solution requires a significant effort from physician practices, and technology partners should focus on helping to simplify and ease the adoption process,” said Bob Rossi, vice president of CDW Healthcare. “Through this partnership with Greenway, CDW Healthcare delivers a one-stop, comprehensive solution that can enable providers to meet the criteria for Stage 1 meaningful use.”

According to a recent CDW Healthcare report, the speed with which a practice successfully implements an EHR and adapts to the new workflow is critical in minimizing adoption costs. By providing a comprehensive hardware, software and service solution, CDW Healthcare and Greenway can assist physician practices to achieve the best return on their EHR investments.

As part of CDW Healthcare’s continued investment in enabling physician EHR adoption, the two companies are already training a team of CDW Healthcare account managers dedicated to the ambulatory EHR market. In addition to owning a full understanding of Greenway Medical’s PrimeSUITE offering, these account managers will have access to a broad array of fully-compatible IT products, technology expertise and associated services. Drawing upon years of experience in helping more than 15,000 healthcare organizations meet their technology needs, CDW Healthcare has the expertise and capability to assess, design, deploy and support complete IT infrastructure solutions for physician practices.

“The partnership with CDW Healthcare announced today marks an important step in the continued growth and expansion of Greenway Medical Technologies,” said Tee Green, president and CEO. “The unmatched reach and unique capabilities of the CDW Healthcare team will enable Greenway to significantly expand the availability of PrimeSUITE across the country, bringing increased efficiency and improved patient care to a greater number of physician practices. We are proud to partner with such a well-regarded industry leader, and look forward to the mutual success this agreement will bring.”

For more information on an end-to-end EHR solution featuring Greenway Medical’s PrimeSUITE, or to speak with a CDW Healthcare account manager, please visit www.CDW.com/CommunIT.

About CDW Healthcare

CDW Healthcare is a leading provider of technology solutions focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. Working closely with more than 15,000 healthcare organizations nationwide, its customers range from small rural providers to large integrated delivery networks. The dedicated healthcare team leverages the expertise of CDW technology specialists and engineers to deliver best-in-class solutions from data center infrastructure through to point of patient care. The company’s technology specialists and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions.

CDW is ranked No. 38 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

About Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.

Greenway Medical Technologies provides innovative EHR, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions and services to more than 23,000 healthcare providers nationwide, in 31 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 is a privately held company with more than 400 employees. For more information, visit greenwaymedical.com.

About PrimeSUITE 2011 Meaningful Use Certification

PrimeSUITE® 2011 is an ONC-ATCB Complete EHR. The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. PrimeSUITE 2011 was certified on October 14, 2010, certification number CC-1112-699072-1 for clinical quality measures NQF 0421, 0013, 0028, 0041, 0024, 0038, 0031, 0032 and 0034.

Review complete details of PrimeSUITE 2011's meaningful use certification on CCHIT and ONC websites: http://www.cchit.org/products/onc-atcb and http://onc-chpl.force.com/ehrcert.

For more information about Greenway, visit http://www.greenwaymedical.com/. You can also follow developments at Greenway through online and social media:

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.



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CDW-G Public Relations
Kelly Caraher, 847-968-0729
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or
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.
Greg Fulton, 770-262-2347
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