Florida’s PremierMD ACO Selects eClinicalWorks for Population Health Management

By: | Tags: , , , , | June 29th, 2015

Medicare Accountable Care Organization Selects eClinicalWorks to Assist with Clinical and Financial Goals 


WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—June 29, 2015—eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that Florida’s PremierMD ACO LLC (Premier), an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, has chosen the eClinicalWorks CCMR population health platform to advance its ACO objectives, coordinate care across the continuum as well as evaluate population health and quality improvement activities. eClinicalWorks will also be the preferred electronic health record (EHR) solution for the organization.


“As a physician-owned and physician-governed ACO, our goal is to provide the Triple Aim of lower costs, better outcomes and improved patient satisfaction,” said Dr. Victor Toledano, the Chief Medical Officer of Premier. “To help accomplish this, we searched for a vendor that could provide all of the facets we required, including electronic health records, analytics, quality measures, and tracking and reporting. eClinicalWorks was the only vendor that offered this comprehensive platform which will assist us in utilizing our data in real-time regardless of their role within the practice – whether it is a physician, care coordinator, or staff member. We are excited about this partnership and what it has to offer the two organizations.”


Premier participates in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which has been created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for facilitating coordination between providers to improve the quality of care for Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) beneficiaries and reduce the total cost of care.


eClinicalWorks CCMR will provide a single vendor solution, integrating analytics and care coordination together on a single, unified platform. The technology will assist Premier in meeting its quality measures and performance metrics in addition to helping facilitate the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification process in which Premier’s practices are engaged.


“Premier focuses on developing and supporting practices that promote better care for patients,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “eClinicalWorks will help Premier’s physicians gain deeper insight and understanding of patient populations and enhance decision-making at the point of care. We look forward to working with Premier.”


eClinicalWorks CCMR will provide Premier with 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 payer claim feeds, including CMS, to provide cost and utilization for services delivered to patients. By also using messenger capabilities, communication between providers and patients is simplified, fast and effective for aspects including appointment reminders and preventative care measures.


Included in CCMR, eClinicalWorks Population Health Management Analytics uses closed-loop analytics to deliver reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage population health effectively. Dashboards can be shown at the community level to determine and monitor adherence of clinical process and outcomes, including medication recalls and chronic disease management. Care coordination and analytics work together for a collaborative care framework.


About PremierMD

PremierMD is a physician led, physician owned, and physician governed organization comprised of independent medical practices that are actively and cohesively engaged in the provision of coordinated and evidence-based patient care. PremierMD utilizes shared data to ensure transparency to its members as it strives to become the #1 physician organization in Florida. It operates a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO, an Independent Practice Association focused on commercial performance based contracts and a Management Services Organization servicing Medicare Advantage risk contracts. Its members are located in Southeast, Central and Northwest Florida. For more information, please visit www.premiermd.net or call (954) 561-5135.


About eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks® is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With physicians 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. Thirteen eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past eight years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest 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 www.eclinicalworks.com, Facebook, Twitter or call 866-888-6929.