Helping improve population health by leveraging the power of advanced information technology to connect and improve care.
As part of the HITECH Act, 17 healthcare communities were selected to participate in the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program based on their innovative display of secure, private and accurate systems of electronic health record (EHR) adoption and health information exchange.
Each Beacon Community was tasked with measurable goals that align with local population needs. For example, communities may concentrate on ways to reduce costs and improve outcomes associated with essential care for chronic conditions, such as asthma and diabetes.
Greenway regularly collaborates with several Beacon Communities and other EHR vendors as a part of the ONC Beacon-EHR Vendor Affinity Group. Communication between these organizations has become a vital key to achievement of the Beacon Communities’ mission and goals. Long-term goals include:
To review more information on the progress that has been made by the ONC Beacon-EHR Affinity Group, see: