One of the Largest Community Hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic Using Electronic Health Records Solution to Streamline Operations and Improve Quality of Care for its More Than 100 Providers Across 40 Practices
Westborough, Mass.—August 3, 2010—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), one of the largest community hospitals in the mid-Atlantic, has selected eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) for the Greater Baltimore Medical Associates (GBMA), the GBMC’s employed physician group that is comprised of more than 100 employed physicians located across 40 practices. The multi-specialty group has also selected additional services including eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX®), eClinicalWorks Patient Portal, and Enterprise Business Optimizer (eBO), which will further optimize patient care.
“Greater Baltimore Medical Associates is committed to building a multi-specialty practice without walls, leading us to search for an electronic health records system that would help create that,” said Tressa Springmann, vice president and chief information officer of Greater Baltimore Medical Center. “eClinicalWorks will allow us to standardize how practices work, both clinical and non-clinical. We are confident eClinicalWorks will greatly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of how our practices work together.”
“GBMA is pursuing several initiatives that are designed to improve patient care, including becoming an accountable care organization and having our primary care practices recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes,” said James Demopoulos, Chief Operating Officer of Greater Baltimore Medical Associates. “We selected eClinicalWorks because of its comprehensive functionality and ability to allow our providers to work together and effectively manage the care provided to our patients. Using this system will allow us to fully realize these goals.”
GBMA is focusing on several initiatives that eClinicalWorks will aid its members in pursuing. One is becoming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) a group of providers whose responsibility is to deliver quality, access, and value for all patients. ACOs maintain and provide incentives that all specialties are working together to determine the best and most cost effective treatment for the patient. eClinicalWorks will also make it easier for GBMA practices to become a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home, a location designed to coordinate care in a primary care setting to strengthen the physician-patient relationship, and reducing avoidable costs over time.
“We are pleased to be working with the Greater Baltimore Medical Center,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “eClinicalWorks will allow GBMC practices to obtain the quality of care goals that they aim to achieve, through meaningful use and several other initiatives designed to improve patient care. We look forward to helping them make communication between practices so seamless, that they are able to practice medicine as though they were a multi-specialty practice without walls.”
As part of this relationship, Greater Baltimore Medical Center will utilize the following:
- eClinicalWorks EMR/PM to manage patient flow, immediately access patient records in-house or remotely, electronically communicate with the referring physicians and securely send consult notes and clinical data;
- eClinicalWorks Patient Portal allows patients and doctors to communicate securely via the Internet.
- eBO for performing clinical and financial analytics; and
- eEHX serves as a hub providing physicians with improved access to patients’ health information and allowing them to exchange data more effectively, with each other and with its in-patient system.
GBMC HealthCare includes Greater Baltimore Medical Center, a 285 bed acute care not-for-profit hospital which opened in 1965 and provides Health, Healing and Hope; Greater Baltimore Medical Associates, a group of more than 40 multi-specialty physician practices on the hospital’s Towson campus and in satellite locations across the region; Gilchrist Hospice Care, Maryland’s largest hospice organization offering both in-home care as well as a 24-bed inpatient unit; and the GBMC Foundation, which raises funds to support the organization’s mission. For more information, visit www.gbmc.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 more than 40,000 providers and 120,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 in 2009, 2008 and 2007, and prominently placed in a report released by IDC company Health Industry Insights, titled Healthcare Provider Industry Short List Ambulatory Electronic Health Records and Electronic Medical Records. 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-MYCW.
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