North Carolina’s Sandhills Physicians IPA Selects eClinicalWorks Unified EMR/PM System

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Independent Physicians Association Using Unified EMR/PM System to Streamline Operations and Improve Quality of Care for its 600 Members

Atlanta, HIMSS Conference, Booth #6003—March 1, 2010—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that North Carolina’s Sandhills Physicians, Inc. (SPI), an Independent Physician Association (IPA), has selected eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) software for its member physician practices and has pre-purchased 150 licenses. This is part of the SPI initiative effort to move all of its member practices to an EMR.

“Sandhills Physicians, Inc. works with its practices to provide them with systems that improve the quality of care delivered and streamline communication across the network practices,” said Patrick West, Chief Executive Officer at Sandhills Physicians IPA. “We looked for a solution that would allow providers to share information across the community, have disease registry reporting capabilities and have a central data repository. eClinicalWorks has all of the above and offers a solid platform, allowing our members to do everything they want cost-effectively.”

“Our affiliated physicians are the frontline of patient care in our extended community,” said Michael Bryant, M.D., President of SPI. “We provide a continuum of integrated care for our community and are proud of our record in delivering the highest standards of quality care in the most efficient manner possible. Exchanging patient information electronically across our organization in conjunction with our hospital partner takes our clinical integration to the next level.”

Providers will have the choice to implement the eClinicalWorks unified EMR/PM system using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model so members are able to access the solution via the Internet, or via the client/server model. eClinicalWorks EMR/PM will allow SPI members to streamline processes and promote patient safety while reducing costs.

“eClinicalWorks has a long track record of providing community-based programs with a comprehensive EMR and interoperability,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “Our history of implementing quickly in community settings will help us succeed with SPI and we look forward to providing its members with intuitive functionality to help them deliver the highest quality of healthcare possible.”

About Sandhills Physicians, Inc.

Sandhills Physicians, Inc. is comprised of more than 600 providers serving Cumberland County North Carolina and a multi-county radius who work collectively to improve the health of their patients while supporting one another in independent practices. Since 1995, SPI has cohesed medical practices across all medical specialties to ensure our community citizens have timely access to high quality health care. SPI initiatives have enabled our patients to receive the highest level of quality care. Patients and their doctors are advantaged by SPI’s use of evidence based medicine guidelines, tools and data collection, best available technology and most up-to-date clinical information. For more information, please

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. With an established customer base of more than 34,000 providers and 100,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 in 2009, 2008 and 2007. 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 or by calling 866-888-MYCW.


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