Philadelphia-area Health System Adding to the 42 Practices Currently Live; More than 100 Providers Successfully Attest for Meaningful Use
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—April 9, 2013—eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that Main Line Health, a non-profit health system serving the greater Philadelphia region, has successfully implemented eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution across 42 practices and is building on this by implementing additional practices and capabilities, including enhanced interoperability. Multiple Main Line Health practices have been recognized by the NCQA as Patient-centered Medical Homes, partly based on their ability to successfully utilize this EMR platform, and more than 100 providers have successfully demonstrated meaningful use of an EHR.
“We have worked closely with our community physicians to equip them with the latest in electronic health records technology to enhance the continuity of patient care,” said Matthew L. Crawley, PhD, MHSA, Director of the Community Technology Program at Main Line Health. “We have received an overwhelmingly positive response from these practices during the process. Having dedicated eClinicalWorks staff onsite, including an EHR Implementation Specialist, was instrumental in guiding us through the process, improving workflows and easing the transition. We look forward to continuing our relationship.”
“Electronic health records help provide accurate, real-time information on our patients and allow us to monitor their care whether they are seen in our practice or at another site,” said Ernie Gillan, M.D., chair of Family Medicine for Paoli Hospital, Partner at Paoli Family Medicine. “This enhanced coordination has given us better information to make decisions at the point of care. In fact, utilizing eClinicalWorks has aided us in the difficult process of becoming a Level 3 Patient-centered Medical Home.”
All physicians using eClinicalWorks through Main Line Health receive electronic results for labs, radiology and reports with further interoperability to occur this year along with a continuity of care document exchange with practices and the health system. Several practices, including Paoli Family Medicine and the Medical Group at Marple Commons, have achieved NCQA Patient-centered Medical Home recognition, Level II or higher, since using the eClinicalWorks EHR.
“eClinicalWorks works closely with its customers, including Main Line Health, to get practices live on technologically advanced solutions as quickly and successfully as possible,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “We share the same goals as Main Line Health in offering its community practices a system that is comprehensive, easy to deploy and simple to use. We are encouraged by the success shown by its practices and are excited to extend this work further.”
About Main Line Health
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a non-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s respected acute care hospitals — Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital — as well as one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; and the Home Care Network, a home health service. Main Line Health hospitals, with more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, are the recipients of numerous awards for quality care and service, including recognition among Truven Health Analytics’ list of Top 100 Hospitals and Magnet®, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence. Main Line Health is among the area’s leaders in medicine, providing advanced patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.
eClinicalWorks® is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With more than 220,000 providers and 410,000 healthcare professionals 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. Eight eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past five years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest vendor 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.