Zynx Health and eClinicalWorks Enter Agreement to Offer Clinical Decision Support to EHR Software Users
Los Angeles and Westborough, Mass.—July 21, 2009—Zynx Health, the leader in evidence-based healthcare, and eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced a partnership to provide Zynx AmbulatoryCareTM order sets to eClinicalWorks clients. This evidence-based content will provide an out-the-box solution to help eClinicalWorks clients improve quality of care and succeed in performance measure programs.
“We have a long-standing relationship with both eClinicalWorks and Zynx, making this partnership especially exciting for us,” said Dr. Richard Lopes, Senior Vice President of Clinical Transformation for Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. “Having the order sets that Zynx provides available directly through the eClinicalWorks EMR is in line with the goal of our Ambulatory Electronic Health Records initiative, which is to enhance care delivery and improve access to care and health information.”
“The new features in eClinicalWorks Version 8 made order sets a key part of clinical workflow,” said Derek Baird, director of business affairs at Zynx. “The fully integrated library of order sets from Zynx will help eClinicalWorks clients take advantage of this new EHR functionality. Evidence-based clinical decision support, such as order sets, is becoming increasingly important as physician practices work to demonstrate ‘meaningful use’ of EHRs in order to take advantage of the funding in ARRA.”
Through this partnership, Zynx order sets will be built directly into the eClinicalWorks EMR, and are available for immediate use by eClinicalWorks clients. This will greatly reduce the time and resources needed to build and maintain order sets, and will help ensure that clinicians are providing care in line with the latest evidence and performance measures. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), providers will be reimbursed for demonstrating ‘meaningful use’ of an EMR system. This partnership is in line with those goals.
“eClinicalWorks offers its customers the latest technologies to help improve patient care, through both its solutions and its partners,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “Using Zynx with our EMR/PM system will offer providers additional resources in line with the latest performance measures.”
Zynx Health’s outpatient order sets cover more than 100 topics, with a focus on improving chronic disease management, health maintenance, and acute care. Zynx clinicians use a transparent, rigorous, reproducible methodology to create content, and to provide quarterly updates as the evidence changes.
About Zynx Health
Zynx Health was founded in 1996 by thought leaders in evidence-based healthcare and healthcare quality improvement. Acquired by the Hearst Corporation in 2004, Zynx has grown to become a recognized leader in evidence-based clinical decision support, and offers a suite of online solutions that help clinicians treat patients based on the best available evidence from systematic research. The Zynx team of physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals rigorously reviews the latest peer-reviewed literature to develop clinically relevant summaries and distill evidence-based best practices.
More than 1,400 hospitals nationwide trust Zynx evidence-based decision support to address regulatory initiatives, optimize pay-for-performance reimbursement, and measurably improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care. For more information about Zynx Health, visit www.zynxhealth.com or call 888.333.ZYNX (9969).
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 25,000 providers across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 500 in 2008 and 2007, 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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