Coastal Medical Selects eClinicalWorks CCMR for ACO Initiative
2012 HIMSS Davies Award-winning Center Selects eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Records Solution to Assist with Accountable Care Organization Goals
New Orleans, HIMSS Conference, BOOTH #8431—March 4, 2013—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces that Rhode Island’s Coastal Medical is expanding its relationship with the company to include eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record™ (CCMR) for advancing its Accountable Care Organization (ACO)-related objectives, coordinating care across the continuum as well as evaluating population health and quality improvement activities.
Approximately 10% of the state’s population is treated by Coastal Medical, which has been using eClinicalWorks comprehensive EHR solution, demonstrating a 200% return on investment. The organization has received a 2012 HIMSS Davies Award for its electronic health records (EHR) implementation of eClinicalWorks comprehensive EHR solution, which will be presented at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, La. on March 3-7, 2013.
“Coastal Medical has had great success in improving quality of care through technology,” said Meryl Moss, MPA, COO of Coastal Medical. “Having two systems would generate efficiency barriers, while the tight integration eClinicalWorks has created between the EHR solution and CCMR makes a powerful and robust tool that can aid our organization in meeting our care coordination goals. eClinicalWorks CCMR closed loop analytics along with care planning technology will facilitate quality improvement and cost savings. We look forward to working with eClinicalWorks on this initiative.”
The ACO care delivery model coordinates care between patients and members of the healthcare team with the goal being to help strengthen the physician-patient relationship, leading to better care and reduced avoidable costs over time. eClinicalWorks CCMR is designed to provide visibility into a patient’s care across all settings, facilitate smooth transitions of care, engage patients and providers in preventative care, improve outcomes among populations and reduce costs. A vendor-neutral, open network securely connects ambulatory EHRs with hospital in-patient systems and payor claim feeds, including Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to provide cost and utilization for services delivered to patients.
Included in CCMR, eClinicalWorks Community Analytics™ uses closed-loop analytics to deliver reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage Population Health. Dashboards can be shown at the community level to determine and monitor adherence of clinical process and outcomes, for including medication recalls and chronic disease management. Care coordination and analytics work together for a collaborative care framework.
“Coastal Medical is a great example of an organization that truly understands how to incorporate new technologies that benefit their providers and patients,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “eClinicalWorks CCMR is the only tool on the market using Six Sigma methodology for closed-loop analytics, which will extend the gains they have achieved through the EHR by enhancing decision-making at the point of care. We are excited to expand our relationship with Coastal Medical on this care coordination initiative.”
For a case study on Coastal Medical’s use of EHRs, please visit www.eclinicalworks.com/coastal-medical.
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 220,000 providers and 410,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 for the past six consecutive years. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-6929.