To Date, 400 Community Health Centers (CHCs) Use eClinicalWorks for Electronic Health Records
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—January 3, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC), the largest primary physician practice in Southwest Georgia and a Community Health Center (CHC), has chosen eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution across its 14 locations. According to figures by the NACHC, there are more than 1200 CHCs in the United States. eClinicalWorks customers represent 400 of these or 33% of CHCs in the country.
“At AAPHC, we strive to provide comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care to all who access our services,” said Tary Brown, CEO of Albany Area Primary Health Care. “eClinicalWorks was selected because of its ability to improve the quality of care delivered. We chose an EHR that will unify providers across multiple locations within the Southwest Georgia community, increasing patient flow in a timely manner and enabling us to monitor patient outcomes.”
CHCs are federally-funded health centers designed to provide high-quality care to patients with limited financial resources. Assisted by federal grant money, these groups have stringent reporting and billing requirements that apply only to this type of center. Using eClinicalWorks, CHCs are able to streamline internal processes between multiple locations and promote patient safety while reducing costs. The comprehensive EHR helps providers take advantage of provisions in the HITECH Act, which authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to impart a reimbursement incentive for physician and hospital providers who demonstrate the meaningful use of an EHR.
“eClinicalWorks has a solid track record with the unique requirements of community health centers,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “As the largest primary physician practice in Southwest Georgia, Albany Area Primary Health Care is committed to providing the best care to its patients across many facets of their health coverage. eClinicalWorks will provide the group with a solution that will improve workflow and allow patient records to be kept in one universal database.”
About Albany Area Primary Health Care
Established in 1979, AAPHC is a Community Health Center serving the residents of Baker, Calhoun, Dooly, Dougherty, Lee, and Terrell counties. AAPHC operates eleven service delivery locations, one independent laboratory, and an administrative office. Services include the primary care specialties of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dentistry, and Podiatry. Services are provided by well-trained physicians and mid-level providers whose main focus is quality patient care for all patients. AAPHC accepts all major insurances including Medicare and Medicaid and offers a reduced fee program for the uninsured and under-insured. With a base of over 45 medical providers, AAPHC is available to meet all of your family’s primary health care needs. For more information call 229-888-6559 or visit our website at www.aaphc.org.
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 180,000 providers and 370,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 for the past five consecutive years. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Pleasanton, Calif. and Alpharetta, Ga. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-6929.