Correctional Facilities to Use Electronic Medical Records System for Improved Quality of Care
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—April 11, 2011—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that the State of Hawaii, Public Safety Department has selected eClinicalWorks electronic medical records (EMR) system to help manage care at its seven correctional facilities, which are located on four islands. Using eClinicalWorks will allow the department to streamline operations and improve the quality of care provided through its reporting capabilities and the ability to share data between the facilities.
“Facilitating care across multiple islands creates a unique challenge,” said Wes Mun for the State of Hawaii Public Safety Department. “When we decided to adopt an EMR system, we looked for one that would make this information sharing process seamless and allow us to use technology to improve the quality of correctional health care. eClinicalWorks offers that with a comprehensive solution that is easy to customize as well as use.”
Using eClinicalWorks EMR will aid the State of Hawaii in streamlining processes and promoting improved patient care in its correctional facilities. The system will also permit providers to utilize chronic and preventative care measures, including those that are unique to this setting such as suicide watch alerts, etc. The eClinicalWorks EMR will also provide intake screening process flows and a behavioral health module.
“eClinicalWorks offers technologies that improve clinical outcomes for a variety of settings,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “Our successful implementation experience with correctional facilities, including Rikers Island, makes us a logical solution for this type of facility. We are honored to have been selected by the State of Hawaii, Department of Public Safety.”
About the State of Hawaii, Department of Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to provide for the safety of our island communities through effective and proactive law enforcement and correctional management. The Department is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its staff and offenders on all islands.
eClinicalWorks® 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), Electronic Health Records of Rhode Island (EHRRI) 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