3,200 Primary Care Physicians Treating 3 Million NYC Residents Using eClinicalWorks EHR and Show Improved Health
Primary Care Information Project Demonstrates Quality of Care Improvements Through Electronic Health Records; 3,200 Physicians Serving Nearly Half of the City’s Residents Implemented in Five Years
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—February 12, 2013—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces that New York City’s Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) has shown quality of care improvements since implementing eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution. Beginning in 2007, PCIP has placed eClinicalWorks EHRs in the practices of 3,200 physicians delivering care to the City’s under-served populations, representing nearly half of its population.
PCIP disclosed at its recent “NYC Celebrates Improved Health Through Technology” event that it has since helped additional tens of thousands of people control high blood pressure, improve diabetes management and quit smoking. EHRs also permit doctors to view data on their entire population of patients, helping them modify routine office practices to help all of their patients and then evaluate the effectiveness of those changes.
From a press release issued by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s office announcing that the “use of electronic health records has led to better health outcomes for tens of thousands New Yorkers in the critical areas of high blood pressure management, diabetes and tobacco control” it is stated that “between 2008 and 2011, the number of preventive care services participating doctors provided grew, on average, by about 290%, from 39 services per 100 patients to 113 services per 100 patients – nearly a threefold increase.
The use of this technology led to improvements in detecting certain preventable health problems, including high blood pressure, tobacco use, high cholesterol, and diabetes. With the help of electronic health records, an additional 81,000 patients improved their management of diabetes, 96,000 New Yorkers got help controlling their high blood pressure. And an additional 58,000 smokers got help kicking the habit.”
“This project is the largest community health project and has become a national model for improving quality of care and population health management,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “The results demonstrated here show that $27 million can bring electronic health records and analytics to 3,200 physicians in a way that demonstrates quality of care improvements.”
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene received a 2011 HIMSS Public Health Davies Award of Excellence for its PCIP. This award honors excellence in implementing EHRs.
eClinicalWorks® 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. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-6929.