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Antelope Valley ACO Selects eClinicalWorks for Population Health Management

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Apr 17, 2014 2:13:00 PM

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—April 7, 2014—eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that Southern California’s Antelope Valley ACO has selected eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record® (CCMR) for population health management to advance its Accountable Care Organization (ACO)-related objectives. 


“Antelope Valley ACO works to enhance the well-being of the community by providing comprehensive, high-quality healthcare services, including prevention and education,” said Dr. Satya Dandamudi, Chairman of Governing council of Antelope Valley ACO. “As a primary care-centric ACO connecting independent practices, we selected eClinicalWorks because it is one of the most comprehensive population health management solutions available and it has the flexibility to continue to meet our goals as we grow. eClinicalWorks will enable us to gain a holistic view of our patients’ records and deliver better care at an affordable cost.” 

The ACO care delivery model coordinates care between patients and members of the healthcare team with the goal of helping strengthen the physician-patient relationship. Antelope Valley ACO has been working with NeXT Health Care Solutions to form this organization of independent practices with the goals of improving patient satisfaction and reducing unnecessary costs. eClinicalWorks CCMR will aid Antelope Valley ACO in meeting its quality measures and performance metrics. 

“NeXT Health Care Solutions works with organizations looking to create ACOs and aids them in delivering the triple aim of better care, better health at an affordable cost,” said Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, founder and CEO of NeXT Health Care Solutions. “We have worked with eClinicalWorks on ACO projects in the past and found its population health management solution to be one of the best in the market today and an ideal fit for organizations similar to Antelope Valley ACO. We are excited to continue this initiative with Antelope Valley ACO and eClinicalWorks.” 

“Antelope Valley ACO is making significant strides in pursuing better care delivery,” explained Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “The eClinicalWorks CCMR platform includes all the major areas needed from a technology partner to successfully implement a population health management initiative, including powerful analytics and a vision into patient populations that is actionable at the point of care. We look forward to working with Antelope Valley ACO.” 

eClinicalWorks CCMR will be providing Antelope Valley ACO with visibility into a patient’s care across all settings, facilitate smooth transitions of care, engage patients and providers in preventative care, improve outcomes among populations and reduce costs. A vendor-neutral, open network securely connects ambulatory EHRs with hospital in-patient systems and payer claim feeds, including CMS, to provide cost and utilization for services delivered to patients. 

Included in CCMR, eClinicalWorks Population Health Management Analytics uses closed-loop analytics to deliver reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage population health. Dashboards can be shown at the community level to determine and monitor adherence of clinical process and outcomes, including medication recalls and chronic disease management. Care coordination and analytics work together for a collaborative care framework.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, ACO, Care Coordination Medical Record, Population Health

KLAS Report: eClinicalWorks Named Most Used Across ACO Functional Categories for Population Health Management

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Apr 17, 2014 1:06:00 PM

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–April 10, 2014–eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, was named the most used system across Accountable Care Organization (ACO) functional categories among both electronic health record (EHR) and third-party vendors in a recent KLAS survey. KLAS, a research firm that rates healthcare technology to help providers make informed decisions, published the report in response to an increasing amount of physician-led ACOs. The report, titled “Physician ACOs 2014: Variations on the Accountable Care Theme,” surveyed nearly 50 ACO organizations to better understand physician-led ACOs and their supporting vendors. 


“With very few exceptions, EMR (systems alone) are not meeting all ACO needs, causing many third-party products to be invited to the ACO discussion,” said report author Erik Bermudez. “As we look at where healthcare is headed and the rapid growth in the number of physician-led ACOs, we see that this area will only increase in importance. We want to put a spotlight on the enabling technology within these ACOs.” 

Categories included data sharing, risk stratification, care management, referral management, reporting and patient engagement. On a nine point scale, where the average EHR system scored a 6.3, eClinicalWorks rated 7.0 for meeting ACOs needs and was named the ‘most used across the stated functional categories.’ 

eClinicalWorks has received positive reception to its eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record (CCMR) solution since launching it and is currently working with approximately 50 ACOs. This week, the company announced Antelope Valley ACO will be using eClinicalWorks CCMR for population health management. 

“We recognized early that many physicians were forming ACOs along with participating in shared-savings programs, and ensured that our innovative technologies adapted to this trend,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “Because of these efforts, we’re thrilled that eClinicalWorks has received such a high rating from physician-led ACOs. Our goal has always been – and will continue to be – providing our customers with the most complete offerings for improving healthcare together.” 

eClinicalWorks CCMR provides organizations visibility into a patient’s care across all settings, facilitates smooth transitions of care, engages patients and providers in preventative care, improves outcomes among populations and reduces costs. A vendor-neutral, open network securely connects ambulatory EHRs with hospital in-patient systems and payer claim feeds, including CMS, to provide cost and utilization for services delivered to patients. 

Included in CCMR, eClinicalWorks Population Health Management Analytics uses closed-loop analytics to deliver reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage population health. Dashboards can be shown at the community level to determine and monitor adherence of clinical process and outcomes, including medication recalls and chronic disease management. Care coordination and analytics work together for a collaborative care framework. 

This report is available through KLAS at www.klasresearch.com.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, ACO, Population Health

Rush Health in Chicago Selects eClinicalWorks EHR Platform

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Nov 3, 2013 8:26:00 PM

Clinically Integrated Network Offering eClinicalWorks Cloud-based Comprehensive Electronic Health Record (EHR) Solution for its Physician Members

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Hospital Networks

Elsevier's ExitCare Collaborates With eClinicalWorks

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Oct 15, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced that eClinicalWorks users will be able to take advantage of Elsevier's ExitCare solution for evidence-based patient education and discharge instructions through the eClinicalWorks Electronic Health Record (EHR).

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Patient Engagement

PQRS Program Update - Extended Deadline to October 18th

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Oct 11, 2013 4:27:00 PM

Providers across the United States are participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program. PQRS is a reporting program that uses incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information. Incentive payments for PQRS continue through the 2014 program year, and payment adjustments begin in 2015, and are based on 2013 reporting.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, EHR, Practice Management, CMS, PQRS, Incentive Programs

eClinicalWorks and Epic Work to Make EHRs Interoperable

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Sep 24, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Interoperability Between Systems Enables Real-time Communcation Among Medical Providers in Different Care Settings

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Sep 24, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- eClinicalWorks(R) today announces bi-directional interoperability between the eClinicalWorks electronic health records (EHR) and Epic's EHR system. This integration allows for real-time data transfer between the systems, facilitating coordination of care between providers in various care settings and ensuring that providers have more complete and accurate patient information at the time of care.

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Topics: EHR, Interoperability, Epic EHR, eClinicalWorks New Features

eClinicalWorks Family Practice Customer Wins 2013 HIMSS Davies Award

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Sep 17, 2013 12:46:00 PM

We are proud to announce that our partner, eClinicalWorks has announced that White River Family Practice of Vermont is the 9th eClinicalWorks’ customer in six years to receive a HIMSS Davies Award for achieving exemplary implementation and utilization of EHRs. Here is the full press release.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Practice Management

eClinicalWorks V10 Receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Aug 7, 2013 9:33:00 AM

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Aug 05, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- eClinicalWorks announced today that the eClinicalWorks V10 system is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as a Complete EHR on July 24, 2013 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT(R)), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Practice Management, CMS, Affordable Care Act, eClinicalWorks New Features, Incentive Programs

eClinicalWorks PM System Selected By Large Hospital Network

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Jul 24, 2013 9:53:00 PM

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Topics: Medical Business, EHR, Practice Management, Hospital Networks

Electronic Health Records Incentive Payments Through April 2013

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Jun 7, 2013 3:45:00 PM

CMS: $14.6B in EHR Incentive Pay Doled Out Through April

As of the end of April, about $14.6 billion in meaningful use incentive payments had been distributed to eligible hospitals and health care professionals, according to a CMS official, Healthcare IT News reports.
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Topics: Incentive Programs

CMS Update: Payment Adjustments Beginning January 1, 2015

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 30, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Medicare EPs: How to Avoid Payment Adjustments

Medicare eligible professionals (EPs) who do not demonstrate meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program may be subject to payment adjustments beginning on January 1, 2015. Because payment adjustments are mandated to begin on the first day of the 2015 calendar year, CMS will determine the payment adjustments based on meaningful use data submitted prior to the 2015 calendar year.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, CMS, Incentive Programs

Amarillo Legacy Medical ACO Selects eClinicalWorks CCMR

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 9, 2013 11:16:00 AM

Medicare Accountable Care Organization Selects eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Records Solution to Assist with Clinical and Financial Goals

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Practice Management, ACO, Care Coordination Medical Record

October 2014 Deadline Remains Intact for ICD-10 Implementation

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 8, 2013 10:22:00 AM

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, Medical Business, Practice Management, ICD-10, Coding

Main Line Health Implements eClinicalWorks EHR Across 42 Practices

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Apr 28, 2013 1:59:00 PM

Philadelphia-area Health System Adding to the 42 Practices Currently Live; More than 100 Providers Successfully Attest for Meaningful Use

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Patient Portal, Practice Management, EHR Training

Nationally Recognized Cardiac Center to Use Comprehensive EHR System

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Apr 24, 2013 7:26:00 PM

Arkansas Heart Hospital Transitions to eClinicalWorks from Legacy EHR

eClinicalWorks, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that Arkansas Heart Hospital, a nationally recognized and award-winning hospital dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, has selected eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for all of its clinic locations. Tight integration with the organization's laboratory and cardio diagnostics systems will extend the benefits of this technology.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Hospital Networks