DC Health Center Achieves 106% Return on Investment for Implementing Electronic Health Records
NEW ORLEANS, Mar 04, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- eClinicalWorks, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that eClinicalWorks' customer Unity Health Care of Washington, D.C., has received a 2012 HIMSS Community Health Organization Davies Award, which honors excellence in implementing electronic health records (EHRs). The award will be presented at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, La. on March 3-7, 2013.
"As a community health organization, we are honored to have received this award for excellence," said Vincent A. Keane, CEO/President, at Unity Health Care. "Implementing an EHR from eClinicalWorks has allowed us to revamp our process for handling patient scheduling and therefore increase our patients' access to care. The technology also helps us better meet the needs of the communities we serve through improved clinical quality reporting and enhanced patient engagement."
With the commitment of nearly 1,000 dedicated employees, including 230 providers, and through a network that includes 30 locations across the District of Columbia - Unity currently provides healthcare to more than 100,000 of the District of Columbia's underserved populations. The patients Unity serves include the homeless, working poor, those who are within the District of Columbia's Department of Corrections (DOC), as well as those who are re-entering DC communities from a period of incarceration. Unity uses eClinicalWorks to streamline internal processes between practice locations and promote patient safety while reducing costs. Since implementing eClinicalWorks, Unity has experienced a 21% increase in overall provider productivity and realized $12.2 million dollars in additional revenue - an 106% ROI.
"eClinicalWorks prides itself in demonstrating market leadership that enables practices to pursue recognition," said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. "This marks the fifth consecutive year that an eClinicalWorks customer has been awarded the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, making us extremely proud and motivating us to take our solutions even further. We congratulate Unity Health Care on receiving this respected award."
Eight eClinicalWorks' customers have received HIMSS Davies Awards in the past five years, including Unity Health Care, Coastal Medical, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Open Door Family Medical Center, Urban Health Plan, Hudson River HealthCare and New York Children's Health Project.
Unity Health Care, Inc., is Washington, DC's largest nonprofit health and social services organization serving more than 100,000 individuals and families annually in all eight wards of the District. Through its network of 29 traditional and non-traditional health care service sites and mobile medical care; Unity provides health care and social services to the most vulnerable residents of the District - including the uninsured, working poor, homeless, the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated. For more information about Unity Health Care visit our website at www.unityhealthcare.org or contact our Marketing Department at 202-715-7887.
About HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence
The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence recognizes excellence in the implementation and use of health information technology, specifically electronic health records (EHRs), for healthcare organizations, private practices, public health systems, and community health organizations. Created by CPRI-HOST in 1994, the first three recipients of the Davies Organizational Award were recognized in 1995. In 2002, CPRI-HOST merged with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and now, HIMSS manages the award program. The Award honors Dr. Nicholas E. Davies, an Atlanta-based practicing physician, president-elect of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Improving the Patient Record, who died in 1991 in a plane crash. Visit http://www.himss.org/davies for more information, including educational resources.
eClinicalWorks(R) is a privately held leader in the ambulatory clinical systems market. The company's comprehensive electronic health records and practice management solution is 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 220,000 providers and 410,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 for the past six consecutive years. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia.
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