California's El Camino Hospital funds electronic health records system for affiliated physicians

Westborough 22 September 2008El Camino Hospital of Mountain View, California, is financially supporting an electronic health records initiative for its affiliated physicians, the Independent Physicians of El Camino Hospital (IPECH). The group selected eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) software for its members, which will interface with the hospital. Practices in the co-operative will also have access to eClinicalWorks Enterprise Business Optimizer (eBO) for enhanced reporting capabilities, and eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX) community health record to engage IPECH physicians and their patients in more effective medical management.

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"IPECH members are affiliated with a hospital that is nationally recognized for leading technology ventures ahead of the industry norm", stated Kent Madsen, executive director of the Independent Physicians of El Camino Hospital (IPECH). "El Camino Hospital and IPECH were looking for a way to clinically connect community physicians. After looking extensively at other systems, our physician advisory council selected eClinicalWorks for the solution's intuitive nature and work flow. Using eClinicalWorks will also help the community collect data for pay-for-performance initiatives."

IPECH members will implement eClinicalWorks unified EMR/PM system using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model so members are able to access the system via the Internet. The system will streamline clinical processes between practice locations and promote patient safety while reducing costs. Members have also chosen to implement eBO, which uses meta-data to give the practice more flexibility through the creation of customized reports and by performing clinical and financial analysis. eEHX will create a community record that will enable physicians to have access to patients' vital health information and allow physicians to exchange data more effectively.

"El Camino Hospital has repeatedly been recognized for its innovative technology initiatives that connect its providers", stated Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. "We are proud to have been chosen by its physician group after a rigorous selection process based on our successful track record in community settings."

El Camino Hospital has been named one of the United States' "Most Wired" hospitals, for five consecutive years by Hospital & Health Networks magazine. The hospital has also been ranked among the top five percent of all hospitals in the nation for overall clinical performance, four years in a row (2005-2008) by HealthGrades.

eClinicalWorks is a privately held expert 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 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 4000 customers across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honours including being named to the Inc. 500 in 2007 and 2008, Best in KLAS in 2006, 2005 and 2004, and a top solution by TEPR for four consecutive years. Based in Westborough, Massachusetts, eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City and Alpharetta, Georgia. More company news is available in the VMW June 2008 article Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia selects eClinicalWorks unified EMR/PM solution.


Leslie Versweyveld

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