eClinicalWorks And Primetime Medical Software Partner To Include Instant Medical History In Patient Portal

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Interviewing Technology Streamlines the Flow of Information into eClinicalWorks EMR and Powers eVisits


Dallas, TEPR Conference, Booth #516—May 21, 2007 — eClinicalWorks, a market leader in unified EMR/PM systems, and Primetime Medical Software, the leading provider of software to support the computer-assisted interviewing of patients, today announced an agreement to embed Instant Medical History (IMH) into the next version of eClinicalWorks Patient Portal, creating a time-saving and revenue enhancing feature. This will be available in Summer 2007.

By providing each patient a symptom-specific questionnaire, IMH helps patients organize their history. Branching logic progresses quickly through adjustable questionnaires before organizing the positives and negatives for physicians. This information is then sent to the eClinicalWorks EMR Patient History Bar. With this advance information, physicians conduct efficient and informed patient interviews, reducing the visit time while increasing the documentation quality. This provides physicians with more accurate and consistently presented preliminary information, resulting in a more focused and higher value in-person interview in support of better—and faster—diagnoses. The same technology enables the industry’s most comprehensive, highest-quality set of eVisits.

“Primetime is honored to have been selected by eClinicalWorks for our IMH capabilities,” said Matthew Ferrante, president of Primetime Medical Software. “eClinicalWorks has been very successful in partnering with medical associations and physician groups, and we look forward to the opportunity.”

Key benefits of Instant Medical History:

  • Reduces the office visit by 3-4 minutes;
  • Reduces data entry time;
  • Enhances patient communication and satisfaction;
  • Increases the documentation quality significantly; and
  • Enables online consultations between patients and physicians.

“The ability to gather a complete medical history directly from the patients improves the physician-patient relationship, increasing the quality of patient care,” said Girish Kumar Navani, president of eClinicalWorks. “Adding this feature to eClinicalWorks will enhance our Patient Portal and create new revenue opportunities for physicians.”

Once available, eClinicalWorks will offer the IMH feature, without charge during the pilot period, to all new and existing Patient Portal customers.

About Primetime Medical Software

Since 1985, Primetime Medical Software, Inc. has been compiling medical knowledge bases for patient interviewing in electronic health records. Designed by physicians for use in the office and in eVisits, the knowledge bases contain questionnaires for more than six thousand distinct patient complaints. Physician productivity increases because as much as sixty percent of the medical data necessary to complete the visit note can be provided by patients and automatically documented in medical terminology through the Internet, in exam rooms, or in waiting areas before the encounter. For more information, visit the company on the Web at

About eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks is a privately-held leader in the unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) market. The company’s EMR/PM solutions are proven for every market segment: large practice groups, including Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) and Electronic Health Records of Rhode Island (EHRRI), 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 2,500 customers across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including Best in KLAS in 2006, 2005 and 2004, a top solution by TEPR for four consecutive years and the 5-STAR rated EMR solution by AC Group for three years. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Alpharetta, Ga. More information on eClinicalWorks information on eClinicalWorks can be found at or by calling (866) 888-MY-CW.


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