Arkansas REC Names eClinicalWorks a Preferred Vendor
Award-winning Electronic Health Records (EHR) Company Selected by HITArkansas, the Regional Extension Center for Arkansas
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—March 7, 2011—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that HITArkansas has named eClinicalWorks a preferred vendor. HITArkansas, a division of Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), is the federally designated Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC) for the state of Arkansas. As a partner, eClinicalWorks will provide comprehensive services to help Arkansas providers demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs).
“We at HITArkansas are excited to work with eClinicalWorks as a preferred EHR vendor,” said Ray Hanley, President and CEO of AFMC. “We believe that eClinicalWorks’ range of comprehensive EHR solutions will allow our state’s health care providers who adopt those solutions to offer more efficient, faster and more cost-effective care to patients throughout Arkansas.”
“eClinicalWorks is well-known for successfully deploying a comprehensive EHR solution,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “We work closely with our customers and partners to provide them with the tools and education required to demonstrate meaningful use. We are pleased to be working with HITArkansas and its providers.”
RECs were created under the Health Information Technology Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Under the HITECH Act, $677 million is allocated during the next two years to support a nationwide system of RECs. This will bring together group practices, critical access hospitals, community health centers and relation healthcare organizations through sustainable two-year grants. More information can be found at http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=1495&mode=2.
Additionally, the HITECH Act also created the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, which will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and hospitals that demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHRs.
HITArkansas (www.hitarkansas.org), a division of AFMC (http://www.afmc.org), works in cooperation with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to provide training, support, technical assistance, outreach and collaboration to health care providers across the state as they work to achieve meaningful use of EHRs. AFMC was incorporated in 1972 as a private, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the clinical evaluation and improvement of healthcare in Arkansas and throughout the country.
eClinicalWorks® is a privately held leader 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 50,000 providers and 225,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 in 2009, 2008 and 2007. 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.