Agreement Brings Ambulatory Electronic Health Record System to Providers in a Potential 5,000 Physician Project
Westborough, Mass. and Fishkill, NY—October 28, 2007— eClinicalWorksTM, a market leader in unified EMR/PM systems, today announced that the company’s unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) system is available to physician practices involved in the Hudson Valley Health Information Exchange (HVHIE). eClinicalWorks is collaborating with the Taconic Health Information Network and Community Regional Health Information Organization (THINC RHIO) on this initiative.
“The Hudson Valley Information Exchange promises to be a means to enhance healthcare delivery and improve access to health information,” said Mike Duffy, chairman of THINC RHIO. “After an extensive evaluation, we selected eClinicalWorks for its technical excellence and its commitment to the HVHIE. Physicians in New York’s Hudson Valley will have access to a fully-functional electronic health records system, with local support and connectivity to the Information Exchange initiative. This interoperability will aid in more efficient medical treatment.”
The Hudson Valley Health Information Exchange, managed by MedAllies, a regional Health Information Service Provider, is comprised of physician practices, hospitals, and labs in 10 New York state counties and could ultimately service more than 5,000 physicians. The goals of this project include enhanced patient alerts for doctors at the point of care and increased communication between providers, improving overall patient care.
“Community-based health information exchanges, such as Hudson Valley, are the future of managing patient care,” said Girish Kumar Navani, president of eClinicalWorks. “This program will enable physicians to receive a technologically superior electronic health record system to manage their practices. We are pleased to be part of the Hudson Valley Information Exchange.”
eClinicalWorks is a privately held leader in the unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) market. The company’s EMR/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 3,000 customers across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 500 in 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.
About THINC RHIO
Taconic Health Information Network and Communities (THINC) Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare for the benefit of the people of the Hudson Valley region of New York State. The primary purpose of the THINC RHIO is to advance the use of health information technology through the sponsorship of a secure health information network, the adoption and use of interoperable electronic health records and the implementation of population health improvement activities, including public health surveillance and reporting, pay for performance, public reporting and other quality improvement initiatives.
MedAllies is a unique Health Information Service Provider specializing in EHR implementation in addition to providing the infrastructure to enabling the secure sharing of medical information among providers throughout the healthcare community. Since 2001, MedAllies has successfully managed the Hudson Valley Health Information Exchange (HVHIE) which connects multiple hospitals and labs to a common technology platform used by over 500 physicians to manage the care of over 250,000 patients. Over the past year, MedAllies has begun implementing EHRs in physician practices throughout the Hudson Valley under a $5 million dollar New York State contract.
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