Louisiana Senior Care Coalition Selects eClinicalWorks for Population Health Management

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Medicare Accountable Care Organization Chooses eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record Solution to Advance Accountable Care Organization Goals

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—December 16, 2013—eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that the Louisiana Senior Care Coalition has selected the eClinicalWorks population health management solution, eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record™ (CCMR), to advance its physician-led Accountable Care Organization (ACO)objectives. With 25,000 members in the Baton Rouge area, this agreement will achieve goals that include coordinating care across the continuum, evaluating population health, and quality improvement activities.

“About 50,000 Baton Rouge residents lack coordination of care, timely access to specialists, support services, and support for disease prevention and management,” said Joe Eaglin, business development officer for Louisiana Senior Care Coalition (LSCC). “Our organization delivers an innovative and highly integrated care system to this population, and we selected eClinicalWorks because it offers the most comprehensive population health management tool available, an end-to-end solution for analytics, care planning, patient engagement, and referral network.”

With 45% of its target population experiencing major health concerns, LSCC formed the ACO to coordinate care between patients and members of the healthcare team in order to strengthen the physician-patient relationship for better care and reduced costs. LSCC participates in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which was created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to facilitate coordination between providers for improved quality of care to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries and reduce unnecessary costs. eClinicalWorks CCMR will aid LSCC in achieving the quality measures and performance metrics set under ACO and Patient-Centered Medical Home guidelines.

“Louisiana Senior Care Coalition is leading a care delivery project that brings together independent physician groups with facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies, to increase the quality of healthcare,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “eClinicalWorks CCMR has received wonderful market response due to the complete nature if this solution, including its powerful analytics and insight into patient populations. Closed-loop analytics makes that information actionable for providers at the point-of-care. We are excited to be working with Louisiana Senior Care Coalition to aid the organization in meeting its ACO and PCMH goals.”

eClinicalWorks CCMR is designed to provide 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 payor claim feeds, including CMS, to provide cost and utilization for services delivered to patients.

Included in CCMR, eClinicalWorks Population Health Analytics™ uses closed-loop analytics to deliver reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage Population Health. 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 Louisiana Senior Care Coalition

Louisiana Senior Care Coalition (LSCC) was created by Louisiana Independent Physicians Association (LIPA) in partnership with healthcare development consultants to develop an integrated, comprehensive care system for patients in Baton Rouge with multiple chronic diseases needing self-management assistance for improved health. It is comprised of primary care physicians, hospitals, specialty care centers, referral network, home health agencies, nursing homes, personal care agencies, transportation services, adult day care and a broad array of social services. For more information, please call (225) 930-4509.

About eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks® is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With more than 85,000 physicians and 545,000 users 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. Nine eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past six 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.