eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Ohio’s Adena Health System has chosen the eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for its 150 employed physicians. Designed to improve communication with access to real-time information, it will also be offered to non-affiliated community practices.
“Adena Health System provides its patients with the most advanced care possible,” said Mark Moffitt, CIO of Adena Health System. “To assist with this, we looked for an electronic medical records partner that would help improve patient care and productivity. With its ease-of-use and ability to help our providers demonstrate meaningful use, eClinicalWorks was a simple decision.”
“eClinicalWorks will supply our physicians with a highly-functional, yet intuitive to use EHR that will benefit patients,” said Dr. Sathish Jetty, Chief Medical Information Officer at Adena Health System. “The company’s ability to implement quickly will help physicians easily access patient information, allowing for safe, efficient and effective healthcare.”
Providers will access the eClinicalWorks comprehensive EHR solution using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, hosted by Adena Health System, so members are able to access the solution via the Internet. Adena Health System, which uses MEDITECH for its in-patient system, is putting together a Managed Service Organization (MSO) offering to non-affiliated community practices that includes billing, the EHR, and helps providers take advantage of provisions in the HITECH Act, which authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to impart a reimbursement incentive for physician and hospital providers who demonstrate the “meaningful use” of an EHR.
“eClinicalWorks continues to see increased adoption of its system in physician practices employed by hospitals,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “Our experience with integration, including in-patient systems such as MEDITECH, and the intuitive nature of our system makes eClinicalWorks fit well in multiple types of settings. We look forward to working with Adena Health System to outfit its providers with a system that will help improve the quality of care.”
As part of eClinicalWorks’ comprehensive EHR solution, Adena Health System will implement the following:
• eClinicalWorks EMR/PM enables clinicians to manage patient flow, immediately access patient records in-house or remotely, electronically communicate with the referring physicians and securely send consult notes and clinical data;
• eClinicalWorks Patient Portal allows patients and doctors to communicate securely via the Internet;
• eBO® performs clinical and financial analytics;
• eClinicalMobile® permits Adena Health System’s physicians to access the system at any time through their smart phone;
• eClinicalMessenger® acts as a messaging service that utilizes Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) to enable physician practices to send messages, in batches or singularly, to patients for aspects of care. This includes appointment reminders, lab results, diagnostic imaging and statements; and
• eClinicalWorks P2P™ provides practice-to-practice, provider-to-provider communications in a peer-to-peer environment.
On July 13, 2010, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department released the final rule on “meaningful use” of an EHR under the HITECH Act. Signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009, the HITECH Act authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a reimbursement incentive for physician and hospital providers who demonstrate the “meaningful use” of an EHR.
eClinicalWorks® (eclinicalworks.com) is a privately held leader in the ambulatory clinical systems market. The company's unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) solutions are proven for every market segment: large practice groups, including Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as well as medium, small and solo practices regardless of specialty. The company enjoys high profitability with a five-year compounded growth rate of more than 100 percent year-to-year. With an established customer base of more than 50,000 providers and 225,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 in 2009, 2008 and 2007. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Pleasanton, Calif. and Alpharetta, Ga.