Over Two Million Documents Have Been Exchanged by eClinicalWorks Through the Carequality Interoperability Framework in Twelve Months
Growth in the Exchange of Patient Data across Networks Enhances the Delivery of Care
Westborough, Mass.—August 8, 2017—eClinicalWorks®, a leader in healthcare IT solutions, today announces over two million documents have been exchanged by the eClinicalWorks comprehensive Electronic Health Record (EHR) through the Carequality Interoperability Framework in twelve months. The seamless real-time data transfer between disparate systems facilitates coordination of care between providers in various care settings and ensures they have more complete and accurate patient information at the point of care.
“At Coastal Medical we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care possible,” said Mice Chen, CIO of Coastal Medical. “That requires sharing important health data between our providers at other hospitals and facilities in the state. With the adoption of the Carequality Interoperability Framework, through our eClinicalWorks EHR, we can retrieve critical patient health data from Lifespan hospitals that use Epic and make our patients’ data available to them. This seamless information sharing, from within the EHR, helps bridge gaps that existed in the past and helps us in the systematic coordination of patient care by being able to potentially prevent duplication of services and costly hospitalizations and ER visits.”
The industry focus has shifted to easier interoperability between systems, and the high volume of exchange is allowing for improved transmission of data, which provides invaluable access to critical information for enhanced patient care. In July, through eClinicalWorks, over 500,000 documents were successfully made available to other vendors adopting Carequality and retrieved for eClinicalWorks providers’ use. As additional organizations connect, growth is expected to increase.
“Carequality brings together the entire healthcare industry under a common interoperability framework to enable an exchange between and among health data sharing networks,” said Dave Cassel, Vice President of Carequality. “At Carequality, we are excited to see the acceleration in adoption by participating organizations, further unlocking previously unseen levels of connectivity nationwide.”
“Interoperability is vital for the future of healthcare delivery,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “eClinicalWorks remains committed to interoperability and ensuring both our clients and their patients benefit from an enhanced exchange of patient health information. Over the past few months, we have realized an increase in adoption and hope this trend can continue until all organizations are connected.”
Carequality is a national-level, consensus-built, common interoperability framework to enable exchange between and among health data sharing networks. Carequality brings together a diverse group of representatives, including electronic health record (EHR) vendors, record locator service (RLS) providers and other types of existing networks from the private sector and government, to determine technical and policy agreements to enable data to ﬂow between and among networks, platforms, and geographies, much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks. For more information, visit www.carequality.org and follow us at twitter.com/carequalitynet.
eClinicalWorks® is a privately held leader in healthcare IT solutions. With more than 125,000 physicians and nurse practitioners using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, hospitals, community health centers, departments of health, and convenient care clinics. During the past eight years, 16 eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award, honoring excellence in Electronic Health Record implementation. The company is second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Austin, New York City, Chicago, California, Georgia, London, India, and Dubai. For more information, please visit www.eclinicalworks.com, Facebook, Twitter, or call 866-888-6929.