New England Quality Care Alliance, Inc. (NEQCA) and Tufts Medical Center are Implementing Unified Electronic Medical Records and Practice Management System to Improve Efficiency and Patient Care
Orlando, Fla., eCLINICALWORKS Users Conference—November 3, 2008—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Tufts Medical Center and the New England Quality Care Alliance, Inc. (NEQCA), the physician network of Tufts, have selected eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) software, placing the system in both the academic and community settings. As part of this agreement, eClinicalWorks EMR/PM software is available to nearly 900 primary care and specialty physicians as well as 421 residents. eClinicalWorks Patient Portal will also be used to improve patient communication.
“As one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, Tufts Medical Center continuously looks to new initiatives that will positively impact patient care,” said Ellen Zane, president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center. “This single electronic medical record system will connect our academic medical center with physicians located in a variety of practice settings throughout the community. It is a unique arrangement that will give us the most comprehensive and up-to-date information possible on our patients, enabling us and our physician partners to deliver better, more comprehensive care.”
Tufts Medical Center and NEQCA members will implement eClinicalWorks unified EMR/PM software to have one system across the network of providers—connecting community physicians with local hospitals and the academic center. This system will streamline clinical processes between practice locations and promote patient safety while reducing costs. The Patient Portal will provide a secure, online means for patients to communicate with their doctor’s office for aspects of care including patient statements and education.
“Our member physicians have been looking for one comprehensive system that would help with patient care throughout the network,” said Jeffrey Lasker, MD, CEO/CMO of New England Quality Care Alliance, Inc. (NEQCA). “Our physicians wanted a product that was intuitive to use and a company that would partner with us on new innovations.”
eClinicalWorks EMR/PM will help with reporting and clinical guidelines, provide patient information, including problem lists, allergies, medication history and lab results. Interfaces with area hospitals’ in-patient systems will allow for information, such as discharge summaries, to be shared with the patient’s regular physician. These tools will help improve patient safety and the quality of care received.
“Tufts is a well-known leader in providing excellent patient care,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “We take a great deal of pride in being chosen by the most top-rated academic organizations in the country. Our successful track record helps distinguish eClinicalWorks from other systems and we look forward to working with Tufts Medical Center and NEQCA to meet their collective goals.”
About Tufts Medical Center
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 451-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children’s hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. For more information, please visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.
About New England New England Quality Care Alliance, Inc. (NEQCA)
NEQCA is an innovative collaboration founded by Tufts Medical Center and Primary Care, LLC. NEQCA is a premier, non-profit, physician network that collaborates with Tufts Medical Center on quality improvement and coordination of patient care through a network that remains community-focused. NEQCA is comprised of approximately 230 primary care physicians. There are also over 650 specialty care physicians at Tufts Medical Center and in our local communities that our physicians refer to.
NEQCA’s mission is a partnership of community and academic physicians dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovative, high-quality and affordable health care that brings value to their patients and the community, and expands the teaching and research mission of Tufts Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.neqca.org.
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 4,000 customers across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 500 in 2008 and 2007, Best in KLAS in 2006, 2005 and 2004, and a top solution by TEPR for four consecutive years. 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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