Urban Health Plan Expands eClinicalWorks Relationship for Care Initiative

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HIMSS Davies Award-winning Center Selects eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Records Solution to Assist with Accountable Care Organization Goals

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—December 20, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces that New York’s Urban Health Plan (UHP) 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. UHP’s more than 100 medical providers currently utilize eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution and the organization received a 2009 HIMSS Davies Award for its EHR implementation.

“As a Federally-Qualified Health Center, Urban Health Plan works diligently to eliminate healthcare disparities in our communities,” said Paloma Hernandez, president and CEO, Urban Health Plan, Inc. “During the past few years, we have changed our delivery of care and have been able to track healthcare outcomes. We look forward to continuing to work with eClinicalWorks on improving the health of the areas we serve, namely the South Bronx and Corona, Queens.”

The ACO care delivery model coordinates 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. 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), to provide cost and utilization for services delivered to patients.

Included in CCMR, eClinicalWorks Community Analytics™ uses closed-loop analytics to deliver reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage Population Health. Dashboards can be shown at the community level to determine and monitor adherence of clinical process and outcomes, for including medication recalls and chronic disease management. Care coordination and analytics work together for a collaborative care framework.

“Urban Health Plan has long been an early proponent of using technologies that will ultimately help its patients,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “eClinicalWorks CCMR will allow care coordination from a variety of environments, giving organizations the tools they need to effectively undertake comprehensive care delivery. As demonstrated with the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, our closed-loop analytics enhances decision-making at the point of care. We are excited to expand our relationship with UHP and aid the organization in its care delivery goals.”

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UHP received a 2009 Davies Award by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), which honors excellence in implementing electronic health records (EHRs) and was presented in the Community Health Organizations category. 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.

About Urban Health Plan

Urban Health Plan (UHP) is a network of federally qualified community health centers based in the South Bronx and Queens. Its mission is to improve the health status of underserved communities. In 2011, UHP served 50,000 patients through almost 250,000 patient visits at five clinic sites, five school-based clinics, and four part-time sites. We have served the Hunts Point, Mott Haven, Morrisania and other surrounding communities of the Bronx since 1974.

As a federally qualified health center, UHP plays a vital role in providing health services to poor and medically underserved populations who often have difficulty accessing quality health care. Over the years, we have developed many health improvement initiatives including a nationally acclaimed asthma management program, programs in childhood obesity prevention, nutrition, HIV/AIDS care, and mental health services. UHP was one of the first community health centers in New York who fully uses electronic medical records and is currently using iris recognition technology to identify patients.

In 2006 UHP received the National Exemplary Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to reduce asthma rates in Hunts Point. We have been named one of the top twenty-five Hispanic not-for-profits in the country by Hispanic Business Magazine for the past three years. In the summer of 2009, UHP was named one of the top twenty community health centers in the country by the Bureau of Primary Health Care and received the Nicholas E. Davies Award for Excellence from the Health Information Management Systems Society for excellence in the use of electronic health records. UHP was re-recognized as a Level 3 Physician Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the 2011 standards. Level 3 recognition is the highest awarded by the NCQA.

About eClinicalWorks

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.