Saturday, December 1, 2007

Norman Physician Hospital Organization chooses eClinicalWorks

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—November 28, 2007— eClinicalWorksTM, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Norman Physician Hospital Organization (NPHO) has purchased licenses of eClinicalWorks electronic medical record (EMR) software to streamline practice operations for more than 100 providers in 31 affiliated practices. E-prescribing along with an interface between eClinicalWorks and Meditech, Norman Regional Health System’s laboratory component, will further automate physicians in their efforts to foster better, more efficient care in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings.

“NPHO’s long-term goal is to create a community health record for its patients,” said Gary Clinton, executive director of Norman Physician Hospital Organization (NPHO). “Implementing a clinical integration system is a major step in achieving this goal. NPHO selected eClinicalWorks for its superior track record in customer satisfaction and its commitment to ensuring its solutions work well with our current systems, including interfacing with Meditech.”

“I am very excited about this development. It is a critical first step towards improving health care and innovation in Norman for the next decade,” said Stephen Connery, MD, NPHO president.

NPHO is implementing eClinicalWorks unified EMR/PM system to streamline the clinical processes between practice locations and promote patient safety while reducing costs. eClinicalWorks is working with the Norman Regional Health System to create an interface with Meditech to streamline the sending and receiving of lab work. NPHO is also utilizing e-prescribing, providing a direct link between the practice and the computer at the pharmacy (not the fax machine), establishing a two-way electronic connection. eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX) may be added at a later date to create a community health record.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

iPhone remote desktop access

This is an amazing application. SV

Photos taken by Chris O'Connor, M.D., Ath. Tr., A.A.F.P.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

eClinicalWorks Becomes Part of Hudson Valley Health Information Exchange and will be offered to almost 5000 physicians

Congratulations. SV

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & FISHKILL, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eClinicalWorks™, a market leader in unified EMR/PM systems, today announced that the company’s unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) system is available to physician practices involved in the Hudson Valley Health Information Exchange (HVHIE). eClinicalWorks is collaborating with the Taconic Health Information Network and Community Regional Health Information Organization (THINC RHIO) on this initiative.

GHI HIP NYCDOHMH Seminar on applying for EHR funding

The November 9th, 2007 deadline for receiving city funds for an EHR is fast approaching. SV

Find out how you may receive city funds to improve administrative efficiences and reduce the day-to-day cost of running your practice with an Electronic Health Records system.

Featured Speakers

Mat Kendall, Director of Operations, PCIP NYCDOH
Sidd Shah, Project Director eClinicalWorks


Tuesday, November 6, 2007
6-8:30 PM, Buffet Dinner provided


HIP Health Plan of New York
55 Water Street, third floor
NY NY 10041

1.866.447.9717, option 5 to register

NYC HEAL 5 Grant Category III: Pilot Implementations of Community-wide Interoperable EHRs

If you or a peer practice in NYC, this can be an excellent opportunity.
Please share this with information with others. SV

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)’s Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) is dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care for Medicaid recipients and other underserved populations in New York City through the adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs).

As part of a Mayoral initiative, the DOHMH has received $30 million from New York City, to support over 1,300 primary care providers to adopt an EHR that is designed to foster community health. To be eligible to participate in this element of the project, a provider must either practice in a District Public Health Office (DPHO) area, or care for a population where at least 30% of their patients are on Medicaid/Child health plus or are uninsured. These eligible providers will receive assistance that will allow them to implement the Take Care New York (TCNY) version of eClinicalWorks (eCW) EHR that contains special functionalities developed by the DOHMH that are designed to assist providers to deliver high quality preventative health care.

The DOHMH has secured additional external support to enhance the project and expand its eligibility criteria. It received a $3.2 million HEAL I, that will allow 29 NYC Community Health Centers (CHCs), comprised of 648 providers at more than 150 locations, to adopt an interoperable EHR system with public health functionality. It has received a $3 million Center of Excellence grant in public health informatics that it is using to research the optimal ways that EHRs can be used to support public health goals, such as improved population health. Finally, it has received a grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) to evaluate the project and disseminate its findings nationally.

To assist over 650 primary care providers operating in the NYC community, who currently aren’t eligible for the mayoral funded program, to adopt an EHR that will allow them to improve the quality of care they deliver to their entire patient population.

Plan of Action
In HEAL NY Phase 5, DOHMH will serve as the lead applicant, or CHITA, to contract with New York State. This proposal will specifically extend the EHR to 665 providers, who aren’t eligible for the mayoral support project (i.e., do not care for a population where at least 30% of patients are on Medicaid/Child health plus or are uninsured), but who serve Medicaid beneficiaries and are interested in adopting a public health focused EHR including. Specialists would fall to hospitals or pay their own way. Non-eligible providers include:
a) Physician practices and ambulatory care clinicians in solo and small physician offices;
b) General hospital(s) with clinical affiliation to CHITA clinicians
c) Diagnostic and treatment centers and facilities
All providers participating in the project will receive the TCNY eCW EHR system that will contain decision support tools such as point-of-care reminders that incorporate clinical guidelines and specific public health indicators developed by the DOHMH and interfaces with DOHMH information systems such as the Citywide Immunization Registry. Using its existing contract, DOHMH will propose to use HEAL NY funds to purchase the licenses, implementation and support services, necessary to assist primary care providers to adopt the TCNY eCW EHR system, which is valued at approximately $12,000 per provider full time equivalent (FTE). Each provider FTE, however, will be expected to contribute $4,000 to a shared technical assistance pool and document at least $8,000 in in-kind contributions, which can include the purchase of new information technology hardware and lost productivity due to training and go-live scheduling.

Providers that are interested in participating in the project must complete an application (attached), a HEAL NY letter of intent and financial commitment form and return it to DOHMH by Friday November 9th, 2007. Completed documents should be sent via fax to (212) 788-3240 and via email to Questions should be sent to Mat Kendall, PCIP Director of Operations or Reena Samantaray, PCIP Outreach Coordinator (212) 341-2263

Sunday, July 1, 2007

June 2007 eClinicalWorks News Bullietin

Some important updates are in the works.SV

.In Q4 of 2007, eClinicalWorks will introduce a Proactive Support Representative (PSR) team. This team will contact all clients once per year to perform a technical analysis of your system.They will review your backup process, perform a system analysis, and remove any files that are no longer required. The team has begun calls to review satisfaction levels with the service we are providing, and any concerns that you may have.

.In mid-July eClinicalWorks is unveiling the eCWiki which is an online product reference tool that allows for client interaction. The eCWiki will include all of the information currently available in the product guides, and will allow clients and eClinicalWorks employees the ability to expand or add any information believed to be useful in explaining how to use eClinicalWorks.

.One major improvement to look forward to is an additional drug database to be used in conjunction with eClinicalWorks. MediSpan ( has been selected as the new eClinicalWorks partner. eClinicalWorks believes that MediSpan will offer quality drug data along with a breadth of decision support modules to assist in patient care.

.In addition, eClinicalWorks has extended the technical support hours:
Monday – Friday: 6:00am - 12:00am EST
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 6:00pm EST
Technical support is available during these hours for tickets logged on the Customer Care Portal (
Call center hours remain as:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm EST

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Plans to release eClinicalWorks on Microsoft SQL Server 2005

For those of you who may held back from considering eClinicalWorks because of MYSQL, this could be very good news. SV

“We are pleased that eClinicalWorks will be offered on SQL Server 2005,” said Steve Aylward, U.S. healthcare and life sciences industry general manager, Microsoft Corp. “By adopting SQL Server 2005, eClinicalWorks can deliver an EMR/PM solution that is versatile enough to meet the individual needs of physician practices of any size.”

“More than 10,000 healthcare providers across all 50 states rely on eClinicalWorks EMR/PM solutions,” said Girish Kumar Navani, president of eClinicalWorks. “We have seen increased demand for our tools on Microsoft SQL 2005 and are pleased to offer a solution to meet their needs. Aligning with Microsoft and having access to its resources to broaden our solution set is a positive for customers seeking to deploy our products on Microsoft SQL Server. We are devoted to delivering a unified EMR/PM solution that meets the individual requirements of physician practices of any size and believe that a variety of groups within our existing and new customer base will benefit from using eClinicalWorks running on Server SQL 2005.”