New Module Assists in Managing Population Health
LAS VEGAS, HIMSS CONFERENCE, BOOTH #531—February 21, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces eClinicalWorks Community Analytics, a solution for data analytics. Designed for communities and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Community Analytics provides reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage population health.
Built into the electronic health record (EHR) system, public health experts are able to evaluate population health and quality improvement activities throughout the community. Reporting capabilities in this tool allow the creation and policy-based distribution of queries to obtain aggregate data. Alerting functionality provides clinical decision support alerts at the point of care for patients who meet specific conditions. Secure messaging allows HTML-formatted electronic communications to be sent directly to provider inboxes in the EHR.
Community Analytics enables reports to be run at the community level to determine and monitor adherence of clinical process and outcomes. The technology is flexible for evolving quality initiatives and public health needs. An example of Community Analytics in use is during a medication recall, communities are able to determine the number of affected patients, message providers and distribute an alert to the practices. Community Analytics also aids with chronic disease management, including diabetes.
“Enabling EHRs and data analytics to act beyond the individual practices will enhance the delivery of patient care,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “The Community Analytics tool allows our customers to do just that; improve healthcare together.”
This technology is being used in New York City, touching nearly 3.5 million New Yorkers or approximately 40% of the 8.4 million residents and has been written about recently in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). This is a significant patient population in which to monitor healthcare outcomes and intervene in near real-time on critical priorities using public health alerts.
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 180,000 providers and 370,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 for the past five consecutive years. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Pleasanton, Calif. and Alpharetta, Ga. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-6929.