Greenway creates Interop U
EHR vendor Greenway Health has developed Greenway Interoperability University to recruit and train people to become interoperability experts.
The six-week, on-the-job program features a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, assessments, mentor shadowing and ongoing learning, according to a release. Students, many of whom are recent college graduates, are trained by interoperability experts who have many years of experience.
The first two classes recently held their graduation ceremony at the company’s Carrollton, Georgia headquarters.
“Bottom line, lives are at risk when health IT systems don’t talk to each other,” said Greenway CEO Tee Green. “That’s why Greenway Health has long been a leader in driving interoperability and enabling data liquidity. ‘Interop U’ is yet another way we’re accelerating innovation in this fundamental area while creating rewarding career paths for people interested in the wide-open field of information technology.”
Greenway Health is a founding member of CommonWell Health Alliance, the first ambulatory health IT solution provider to join the eHealth Exchange and, this spring, was one of only three HIT companies in the new Surescripts National Record Locator service.