Nationally Recognized Pediatric Hospital Brings Electronic Medical Records System to Affiliated Physicians to Improve Quality of Care
Westborough, Mass.—April 7, 2008— eClinicalWorksTM, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Children’s Hospital Boston, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, has purchased licenses of eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) software for its primary care network. As part of this agreement, eClinicalWorks is working with the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s (PPOC) to build a pediatric-specific disease registry reporting module, which will aid the improvement of clinical care across the network.
“Children’s Hospital Boston is nationally recognized for its pediatric research and high-quality of care,” said Dr. Gregory J. Young, president and CEO of the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s Hospital Boston. “Implementing a clinical computing system in the primary care offices is the next logical step in advancing patient care. We worked closely with the PPOC physicians who selected eClinicalWorks to improve clinical processes at physician practices and promote patient safety while reducing expenses.”
The hospital will host the solution using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model so members are able to access the system via the Internet. A pediatric-specific disease registry reporting component will help track clinical quality measures so that the physicians can collaborate as a network to improve care.
“Children’s Hospital Boston is a known leader in advancing pediatric medicine,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “We take tremendous pride in having the nation’s leading institutions using eClinicalWorks for their pediatric primary care practices. The PPOC has more than 175 physicians who care for more than 100,000 children in eastern Massachusetts. We anticipate that the system will have a substantial positive impact on the care those children receive.”
About the PPOC and Children’s Hospital Boston
The Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s (PPOC) was incorporated to bring together pediatricians, pediatric medical groups, and pediatric specialists at Children’s Hospital Boston. It is committed to supporting the mission of the hospital itself while at the same time working with managed care organizations, HMOs, insurers and networking on behalf of both its members and Children’s. Membership in the PPOC is meant to be as inclusive as possible and is open to all members of the Children’s medical staff, both geographically based at Children’s Hospital and its affiliated medical staff based in the community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children’s Hospital Boston today is a 397-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care grounded in the values of excellence in patient care and sensitivity to the complex needs and diversity of children and families. For more information about the hospital and the PPOC, visit: www.childrenshospital.org.
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 3,200 customers across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 500 in 2007, Best in KLAS in 2006, 2005 and 2004, and a top solution by TEPR for four consecutive years. 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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