Report Recording Usage of EHRs Among Medicare Providers Shows Progress in Utilization
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—July 19, 2012—A June 2012 report by the Office of the Inspector General offers a look into the utilization of electronic health records (EHR) solutions. This report, titled Use of Electronic Health Records in 2011 Among Medicare Physicians Providing Evaluation and Management Services, shows progress in adoption, signaling that many practices are on board. It found that:
• 57 percent of Medicare physicians used an EHR system in 2011 in their primary practice location;
• 95 percent of those used their system to document patient evaluation and management services, where previously they would do so manually; and
• 22 percent of the physicians, the largest percentage of physicians, began using EHR systems in 2011, which is the same year that the HITECH ACT incentive program began.
The report recorded responses from more than 1,500 Medicare physicians on use of EHRs in 2011. The data found that eClinicalWorks is the product utilized more than any other single product by the physician practices surveyed.
“eClinicalWorks works with medical providers to ensure its workflow is intuitive, making it easier to utilize,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “This is shown in our successful market traction, including counting more than one third of the country’s community health centers as customers. We are pleased to see that reflected in this report.”
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, Chicago, California and Georgia. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-6929.