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Michigan’s Portage Health Selects eClinicalWorks for Ambulatory Electronic Health Records

By: | Tags: , , , , | November 30th, 2009

Hospital Using Unified EMR/PM System and Enterprise Business Optimizer to Improve Workflow and Connectivity

Westborough, Mass.—November 30, 2009—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Portage Health, serving much of Michigan, has selected eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) solution for its employed physicians. This multi-specialty hospital will integrate the EMR with its in-patient system by Meditech and also utilize eClinicalWorks Enterprise Business Optimizer (eBO) enhanced reporting capabilities.

“Portage Health searched for an electronic health records system for its employed providers that could greatly improve care in the community,” said John Steenport, director of information technology at Portage Health. “Our providers overwhelmingly preferred eClinicalWorks because of the user-friendly nature of the system and how the company is committed to keeping its system cutting-edge with an aggressive upgrade schedule. We are not only implementing a system that is comprehensive today, but one that will grow with us and evolve as our requirements change.”

eClinicalWorks EMR/PM will allow Portage Health to streamline processes between locations and promote patient care, while reducing costs. Portage Health has also chosen to implement eBO, which uses meta-data to give the practice more flexibility through the creation of customized reports and by performing clinical and financial analysis. Tablet computers have been purchased to run the software, making it more comfortable for the providers to incorporate the technology into their practice.

“eClinicalWorks commits itself to providing solutions that are comprehensive and flexible, making them ideal for multi-specialty practices,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “By utilizing eClinicalWorks EMR/PM system along with eBO, Portage Health is giving its providers the most up-to-date and accurate information to better serve their patients. We look forward to working with a hospital that is as committed to the people it serves as Portage Health.”

About Portage Health

Portage Health has been delivering compassionate care and outstanding service to the residents of Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula for more than a century. Our state-of-the-art medical facility houses 33 med/surg/OB beds, 3 ICU and 60 skilled nursing beds. Our multi-speciality group of 31 physicians includes general and orthpaedic surgeons, OB-GYN’s, internists, pediatricians, oncologist, neurologist, pathologist and urologist; the majority of whom are board-certified. We feature an on-site pharmacy service, laboratory, Level III trauma center and certified sleep disorders center. More information can be found at portagehealth.org.

About eClinicalWorks

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 30,000 providers and 100,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 500 in 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 and Alpharetta, Ga. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-MYCW.

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Heather Caouette
eClinicalWorks
Phone: 508-836-2700
Fax: 508-836-4466heather.c@eclinicalworks.com