eClinicalWorks’ Customer, Urban Health Plan, Receives HIMSS Davies Award
Since this Awards Category Began, Half of Recipients are Customers of eClinicalWorks
Denver, MGMA 2009 Annual Conference—October 12, 2009—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that eClinicalWorks’ customer Urban Health Plan (UHP) of New York received a 2009 Davies Award by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The award, which honors excellence in implementing electronic health records (EHRs), was presented in the Community Health Organizations category and announced on September 22, 2009 (www.himss.org/ASP/ContentRedirector.asp?ContentID=72115&type=HIMSSNewsItem).
“We at Urban Health Plan are honored to receive the distinguished Davies Award,” said Paloma Hernandez, President and CEO, Urban Health Plan, Inc. “Since 2006, when we successfully implemented our EHR system, we have been able to transform our health care delivery in how we treat our patients, track their health care outcomes and more importantly, continuously work towards improving the health of the communities we serve, namely the South Bronx and Corona, Queens. Our work will go a long way in aiding the elimination of health care disparities in these communities,” she said.
“eClinicalWorks works closely with our customers to provide comprehensive functionality that will help them improve quality of care,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “Seeing the success our customers achieve makes us extremely proud and committed to taking our solutions even further. We congratulate Urban Health Plan on receiving this prestigious award.”
Created in 2008, the HIMSS Davies Community Health Award category recognizes care being provided through an open-door policy, predominantly to underserved populations. UHP is a network of federally qualified community health centers based in the South Bronx and Queens that was founded in 1974. Its mission is to improve the health status of underserved communities with 13 practice sites that are within the highest two percent of U.S. counties in poverty. Last year, White River Rural Health Center in Arkansas and New York Children’s Health Project both received awards in this category, making half of the six recipients to ever receive this award, customers of eClinicalWorks.
About HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence
The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence recognizes excellence in the implementation and use of health information technology, specifically electronic health records (EHRs), for healthcare organizations, private practices, public health systems, and community health organizations. Created by CPRI-HOST in 1994, the first three recipients of the Davies Organizational Award were recognized in 1995. In 2002, CPRI-HOST merged with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and now, HIMSS manages the award program. The Award honors Dr. Nicholas E. Davies, an Atlanta-based practicing physician, president-elect of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Improving the Patient Record, who died in 1991 in a plane crash. Visit www.himss.org/davies for more information, including educational resources.
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 more than 30,000 providers and 100,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 500 in 2008 and 2007, and prominently placed in a report released by IDC company Health Industry Insights, titled Healthcare Provider Industry Short List: Ambulatory Electronic Health Records and Electronic Medical Records. 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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