White River Rural Health Center and New York Children’s Health Project Honored for Excellence in Implementing Electronic Health Records
Westborough, Mass.—Oct. 27, 2008—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that two eClinicalWorks customers received 2008 Davies Awards by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The awards, which honor excellence in implementing electronic health records (EHRs), were presented in the newly-created Community Health Organizations category and announced on October 10 (http://www.himss.org/ASP/ContentRedirector.asp?ContentId=68465&type=HIMSSNewsItem).
“eClinicalWorks has long been recognized for having a great product,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “Our customers are exhibiting proof that our system is helping them improve the quality of care for their patients. We congratulate White River Rural Health Center and the New York Children’s Health Project on receiving this prestigious award.”
As a new award category in 2008, the HIMSS Davies Community Health Award recognizes care being provided through an open-door policy, predominantly to underserved populations. More details of the projects include:
- White River Rural Health Center – Through its primary care clinics, dental clinics, pharmacies and wellness centers, WRRHC treats a diverse patient population in rural Arkansas. Services include education and prevention programs. Striving to offer a “Total Care” system, WRRHC implemented an EHR; patient information is now integrated across 20-plus sites, resulting in greater continuity of care.
- New York Children’s Health Project – New York Children’s Health Project – NYCHP, a program of Montefiore Medical Center and the Children’s Health Fund, provides primary care services to homeless, medically underserved and severely disadvantaged children and families. Healthcare teams deliver care throughout NYC via custom-designed mobile medical units and at on-site shelter clinics, and an EHR is tailored to meet the specific needs of its unique patient population.
Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Awards of Excellence Program honors achievement in the implementation and use of health information technology, specifically electronic health records, for healthcare organizations, private practices, public health entities, and community health organizations. The Davies Award is based on an evaluation framework that involves a two-step process, an introspective self-assessment and an on-location site visit. Modeled after the Baldrige Award, this process is a valuable tool for planning and feedback of an EHR implementation. Award recipients often leverage their award status for additional funding and career growth. For more information, please visit www.himss.org/davies.
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 4,000 customers across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 500 in 2008 and 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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