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Buffalo’s Catholic IPA Selects eClinicalWorks Unified EMR/PM

By: | Tags: , , , , , | November 9th, 2009

Catholic IPA of Western New York Using Unified EMR/PM System to Streamline Operations and Improve Quality of Care for 150 Providers, Possibility of Expansion

Westborough, Mass.—November 9, 2009—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Buffalo, New York’s Catholic Independent Practice Association (CIPA) has selected eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) software for the Catholic Health System’s network of ambulatory care offices and for select community physicians, purchasing 150 licenses. eClinicalWorks will also work with the IPA to connect into HEALTHeLINK, the local Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO).

“CIPA has long recognized the value that electronic medical records can provide to physicians, but we have also understood the burden of cost for a small practice. In order to stimulate the adoption of technology CIPA has supported our physicians through incentives to implement an EMR and has doubled the adoption rate of the rest of the country,” says Dennis Horrigan, President & CEO of CIPA WNY IPA, Inc. “We selected eClinicalWorks because of the flexibility shown both within the system, supporting both primary care and specialty practices, and as a company in allowing us to offer an ASP model that we (the Catholic Health System) hosts for our members.”

Benefits of Using eClinicalWorks:

  • Rapid deployment;
  • The ability to select delivery of system—either via a Software as a Service (SaaS) model or on-site client/server model; and
  • Build community network for supporting interoperability between practices.

Catholic Health System will host the solution for its CIPA members using a SaaS model so providers are able to access the system via a secure Internet connection. eClinicalWorks EMR/PM will allow CIPA members to streamline processes and promote patient safety while reducing costs. Providers will be eligible for a subsidy through the CIPA if they sign up before December 31, 2009. In addition to providing financial assistance to our physicians who adopt EMR, CIPA has appointed Sarah Fleming to head a technical and clinical team that is assisting them in achieving meaningful use and NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home recognition.

“Community-based programs, such as CIPA, are an important part of managing patient care,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “Using eClinicalWorks and connecting the system with the local RHIO will improve clinical care and communication between practices. We are please to have been selected by CIPA as it is a validation of our company and products, and we look forward to working with them as a partner.”

About CIPA WNY IPA, Inc.

CIPA Western New York IPA, Inc. promotes and supports a clinical integration program that engages physicians and the Catholic Health System in programs that improve the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of health care.

CIPA initiatives promote Evidence Based Medicine, adoption of Electronic Medical Records and Patient Centered Medical Home/Disease Management in its practices. The cornerstones of the CIPA programs are physician-hospital leadership and clinical reliability. For more information, please visit http://www.cipawny.org.

About eClinicalWorks

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 30,000 providers and 100,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 500 in 2008 and 2007, and prominently placed in a report released by IDC company Health Industry Insights, titled Healthcare Provider Industry Short List: Ambulatory Electronic Health Records and Electronic Medical Records. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City and Alpharetta, Ga. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-MYCW.

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Heather Caouette
eClinicalWorks
Phone: 508-836-2700
Fax: 508-836-4466heather.c@eclinicalworks.com