Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System selects eClinicalWorks unified EMR/PM and Patient Portal

Westborough 12 September 2007The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCLHS) has selected eClinicalWorks' unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) system, along with eClinicalWorks Patient Portal, for its Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (aEHR) initiative. As part of this project, eClinicalWorks EMR/PM will interface with the SCLHS GE Centricity Enterprise hospital system and with local Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) initiatives. SCLHS will make the eClinicalWorks system available to its 200 employed physicians and to the 5000 independently practising physicians on its hospital medical staffs, on a voluntary basis.

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"We have undertaken this aEHR initiative as a means to enhance care delivery and improve access to care and health information while protecting the information's security and privacy", stated Richard T. Lopes, M.D., SCLHS chief clinical transformation officer. "We are collaborating with physicians to ensure that this system will provide precisely the information they need to facilitate improvements in clinical outcomes across the care delivery continuum. eClinicalWorks has proven its ability to exceed these requirements, especially as we connect to our inpatient hospital system and local RHIOs."

The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCLHS) is a Catholic not-for-profit health system, composed of eight hospitals and four stand-alone clinics in California, Colorado, Kansas and Montana. SCLHS is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth and encompasses nearly 11.000 employees, 2200 staffed beds and a variety of specialities. Using eClinicalWorks, hospital-affiliated providers will have improved communication and patient information during both hospital stays and visits to private physician practices. Patient Portal will enable providers to communicate securely with their patients via the Internet.

"The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System is leading a new trend in hospitals by helping its community physicians implement systems that increase the quality of patient care, in addition to making both the practice and the affiliated hospital work more efficiently", stated Girish Kumar Navani, president of eClinicalWorks. "By selecting eClinicalWorks EMR/PM and Patient Portal, SCLHS is validating eClinicalWorks' role in building community-based electronic health records. Also, interfacing eClinicalWorks with its GE Centricity hospital system will ensure that SCLHS affiliated physicians have the most up-to-date patient information to provide superior care."

eClinicalWorks is a privately held expert in the unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) market. The company's EMR/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 speciality.

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 3000 customers across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honours including being named to the Inc. 500 in 2007, Best in KLAS in 2006, 2005 and 2004, a top solution by TEPR for four consecutive years and the 5-STAR rated EMR solution by AC Group for three years. Based in Westborough, Massachusetts, eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Alpharetta, Georgia. More company news is available in the VMW August 2007 article D.C. Primary Care Association selects eClinicalWorks unified EMR/PM solution.


Leslie Versweyveld

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