North Carolina Health Center Chooses eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record Solution to Advance Accountable Care Organization Goals
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—February 12, 2013—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces that North Carolina’s Southeastern Health (SeHealth) is expanding its relationship with the company to include eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record™ (CCMR) for advancing its Accountable Care Organization (ACO)-related objectives, coordinating care across the continuum as well as evaluating population health and quality improvement activities. SeHealth has been utilizing eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution across 30 locations since 2010.
This initiative will additionally assist SeHealth in becoming a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Both ACO and PCMH delivery models coordinate care between patients and members of the healthcare team with the goal being to help strengthen the physician-patient relationship, leading to better care and reduced avoidable costs over time.
“At Southeastern Health, we embrace a collaborative model of care as the foundation for the delivery of patient care,” said Lynn Wieties, vice president of the Provider Network at Southeastern Health. “eClinicalWorks has played a big part in our success by unifying providers across multiple locations while also supplying the tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care. We look forward to working with eClinicalWorks to continually improve upon our services and allow us to continue our ACO efforts and in becoming a PCMH.”
“Both the ACO and PCMH initiatives will reinforce the physician-patient relationship, while also promoting the collaboration of care throughout our organization and the community at large,” said Dr. Dennis Stuart, chair of network operating council at Southeastern Health. “As a comprehensive health care system, we strive to keep patients engaged in their care through various initiatives. Working with eClinicalWorks will provide the tools to enable greater care coordination for our patients.”
eClinicalWorks CCMR is designed to provide visibility into a patient’s care across all settings, facilitate smooth transitions of care, engage patients and providers in preventative care, improve outcomes among populations and reduce costs. A vendor-neutral, open network securely connects ambulatory EHRs with hospital in-patient systems and payor claim feeds, including Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Included in CCMR, eClinicalWorks Community Analytics™ uses closed-loop analytics to deliver reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage population health. Reports can be run at the community level to determine and monitor adherence of clinical process and outcomes, for including chronic disease management. Care coordination and analytics work together for a collaborative care framework.
“eClinicalWorks has been at the forefront with aiding its customers through ACO and PCMH programs and is the only vendor delivering closed-loop analytics for better care delivery,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “We look forward to working with SeHealth and its providers to reach the quality of care goals that they aim to achieve.”
About Southeastern Health
Southeastern Health, a non-profit organization, is a comprehensive health care system which offers a wide array of health care services through its affiliated divisions. The organization is accredited by The Joint Commission and includes Southeastern Regional Medical Center, a Magnet facility. The medical center is licensed for 452 beds and offers a combination of acute care, intensive care and psychiatric services to more than 16,000 inpatients and 76,000 emergency patients annually.
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 220,000 providers and 410,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 for the past six consecutive years. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-6929.