Kansas City’s Meritas Health Corporation Selects eClinicalWorks
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—April 23, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, announces that Meritas Health Corporation has chosen eClinicalWorks as its electronic medical records (EMR) system. Meritas Health Corporation is a multi-specialty group in Kansas City, Mo., with 72 employed physicians. Designed to improve quality of care, the technology will also provide specialty-specific features as well as interface between eClinicalWorks and the multi-specialty group’s existing Cerner in-patient, LabCorp, and Quest systems, further automating workflow.
“Meritas has built a multi-specialty practice that provides high quality care for our patients,” said Linda Coventon, network executive for Meritas Health Corporation. “eClinicalWorks will help us to provide optimal care, is intuitive to use and has the ability to improve overall workflow. We chose an electronic medical record system that will provide the tools for us to take advantage of Meaningful Use initiatives and allow us to work to become a Patient-Centered Medical Home™.”
eClinicalWorks includes features and templates customized for more than 50 specialties and sub-specialties, allowing multi-specialty groups, like Meritas, to standardize on the system. The EMR also helps providers take advantage of provisions in the HITECH Act, which authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to impart a reimbursement incentive for physician and hospital providers who demonstrate the “meaningful use” of an EMR. In addition, eClinicalWorks will also interface with Meritas’ practice management system by GE Centricity as well as modalities for the group’s cardio devices. This creates a more efficient practice, reduces human errors and improves patient care.
“eClinicalWorks has a tremendous track record in successful deployment with multi-specialty practices,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “The comprehensive nature of the system along with our integration experience makes eClinicalWorks an ideal fit for multi-specialty practices. We look forward to working with Meritas Health Corporation to improve patient care and assist in reaching its goals of becoming meaningful users and gain PCMH status.”
About Meritas Health Corporation
Meritas Health Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of North Kansas City Hospital, was formed to ensure the stability of primary care physician services to meet the needs of the Community and has expanded to sub-specialty areas where there is an identified need. Meritas is comprised of 72 physicians including specialties in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, surgery, ENT, integrative medicine, and occupational medicine. For more information about Meritas contact them at (816) 691-2021, OR 2700 Clay Edwards Drive, Ste 240, Kansas City, MO 64116.
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, Pleasanton, Calif. and Alpharetta, Ga. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-6929.