Chicago’s Swedish Covenant Hospital Selects eClinicalWorks EHR and RCM

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Hospital Utilizing Comprehensive Electronic Health Records Solution and Revenue Cycle Management for Its 150 Employed Providers

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—June 12, 2013—eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that Chicago’s Swedish Covenant Hospital has selected eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions for its 150 employed physicians, Swedish Covenant Medical Group. These solutions will help streamline processes in addition to improving both provider-to-provider and provider-to-patient communication.

“Swedish Covenant Hospital continues to focus on investing in new technologies for our physicians and patients,” said Karen Sheehan, vice president and CIO at Swedish Covenant Hospital. “We sought to replace our current EHR solution with one that will fit our physicians’ needs more closely and improve communication at the point of care. eClinicalWorks positions Swedish Covenant Medical Group for clinical integration as well as for meaningful use requirements.”

eClinicalWorks RCM provides an independently-verified 98% first-pass acceptance rate, resulting in more claims being accepted at the clearinghouse and immediately forwarded on to the insurance payer, putting money in the hands of providers faster. This service is available for 2.9% of monthly collected revenue and also includes the complete EHR suite by eClinicalWorks, on-site training as well as 24/7 customer service.

“Swedish Covenant Hospital wanted to offer its providers an EHR platform that was more in tune with their needs to provide optimal patient care,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “eClinicalWorks brings an extensive clinical platform and RCM capabilities that enable providers to submit claims correctly the first time and realize revenues faster. At a trendsetting 2.9% and a first-pass acceptance rate that is well above industry average, we expect the market to start demanding this quality of solution at this price point. We look forward to working with Swedish Covenant Hospital.”

As part of eClinicalWorks’ comprehensive EHR solution, Swedish Covenant Hospital will also utilize the eClinicalWorks Patient Portal, enabling patients and doctors to communicate securely via the Internet, and P2POpen™, providing practice-to-practice, provider-to-provider communications in a peer-to-peer environment.

About Swedish Covenant Medical Group

Swedish Covenant Medical Group (SCMG) is a prestigious medical practice providing health and wellness services to Chicago’s north and northwest side communities. Its team of physicians and skilled health care professionals offer a full range of medical programs, including family medicine services, as well as cardiology, cancer, pediatric, orthopedic, surgical, neurological and women’s health programs. SCMG physicians work in collaboration with the staff at Swedish Covenant Hospital, the north side’s premier independent, nonprofit community hospital. At the hospital and its satellite offices, SCMG physicians promote healing and healthy living by providing expert care and unmatched patient services in state-of-the-art facilities.

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About eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks® is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With more than 236,000 providers and 472,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, out-patient departments of hospitals, health centers, departments of health and convenient care clinics. Eight eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past five years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is the second largest vendor in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia. For more information, please visit, Facebook, Twitter or call 866-888-6929.