Zynx Health and eClinicalWorks enter agreement to offer clinical decision support to EHR software users

Los Angeles 21 July 2009Zynx Health, an expert in evidence-based health care, and eClinicalWorks, a market specialist in ambulatory clinical systems, have signed a partnership to provide Zynx AmbulatoryCare order sets to eClinicalWorks clients. The evidence-based content will provide an out-of-the-box solution to help eClinicalWorks clients improve quality of care and succeed in performance measure programmes.


"We have a long-standing relationship with both eClinicalWorks and Zynx, making this partnership especially exciting for us", stated Dr. Richard Lopes, senior vice president of clinical transformation for Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. "Having the order sets that Zynx provides available directly through the eClinicalWorks EMR is in line with the goal of our ambulatory electronic health records initiative, which is to enhance care delivery and improve access to care and health information."

Through this partnership, Zynx order sets were built directly into the eClinicalWorks EMR, and are available for immediate use by eClinicalWorks clients. This integration greatly reduces the time and resources needed to build and maintain order sets, and will help ensure that clinicians are providing care in line with the latest evidence and performance measures. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), providers will be reimbursed for demonstrating "meaningful use" of an EMR system.

"The new features in eClinicalWorks Version 8 made order sets a key part of clinical work flow", stated Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, president and CEO of Zynx. "The fully integrated library of order sets from Zynx will help eClinicalWorks clients take advantage of this new EHR functionality. Evidence-based clinical decision support, such as order sets, is becoming increasingly important as physician practices work to demonstrate 'meaningful use' of EHRs."

"ClinicalWorks offers its customers the latest technologies to help improve patient care, through both its solutions and its partners", stated Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. "Using Zynx with our EMR/PM system will offer providers additional resources in line with the latest performance measures."

Zynx Health's outpatient order sets cover more than 100 topics, with a focus on improving chronic disease management, health maintenance, and acute care. Zynx clinicians use a transparent, rigorous, reproducible methodology to create content, and to provide quarterly updates as the evidence changes.

Zynx Health was founded in 1996 by thought experts in evidence-based health care and health care quality improvement. Acquired by the Hearst Corporation in 2004, Zynx has grown to become a recognized specialist in evidence-based clinical decision support, and offers a suite of on-line solutions that help clinicians treat patients based on the best available evidence from systematic research. The Zynx team of physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals rigorously reviews the latest peer-reviewed literature to develop clinically relevant summaries and distill evidence-based best practices.

More than 1700 hospitals nationwide trust Zynx evidence-based decision support to address regulatory initiatives, optimize pay-for-performance reimbursement, and measurably improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care.

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 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 25.000 providers across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honours including being named to the Inc. 500 in 2008 and 2007, 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 February 2009 article Children's National Medical Center selects eClinicalWorks for Children's IQ Network.

Source: Zynx Health Incorporated

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