Wednesday, December 31, 2008


The NYC DOH PCIP and eCW were featured in the NY Times this week.
Cudos to Dr.Harvey Benovitz and Dr. Nicholas Gianoukakis for helping blaze the trail in New York City. The City's promotion of health information technology will help make the Patient Centered Medical Home Model accessable to millions of New Yorkers. SV

NY Times 12302008


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

PCIP NYC eCW User Conference 2009

Here is an invitation from the NYC PCIP Team.
The target audience consists of PCIP docs and other NYC eCW docs, office staff, and other PCIP partners.


Dear Primary Care Information Project Partner,

Mark your calendars! The Primary Care Information Project and eClinicalWorks are very excited to announce that the first NYC eCW User Conference will be held on Friday, March 20th, 2009 at the New York Academy of Medicine.

We are planning an exciting agenda filled with presentations, trainings, and interactive discussions on a variety of topics, including: Best Practices in Coding & Documentation, Advance Your Usage of the EMR Training, Keys to a Successful eCW Implementation, specialty focus groups, and much more. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about new PCIP programs, meet industry thought leaders, participate in free eClinicalWorks trouble-shooting, and network with hundreds of eClinicalWorks users in New York City.

Please stay tuned for registration information, and make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible for early bird pricing ($50/participant, $250 for up to 10 participants, $450 for up to 20 participants).

We look forward to seeing you next spring!

Happy holidays,

The PCIP Team


Click here for registration form

Saturday, November 22, 2008

eClinicalMessenger VoIP on its way

Much is written about having clinical resources at the Point of Care (POC).
This is deals with the other half of the doctor/patient equation. Now patients can have automated messages sent to them by their healthcare providers' practices regardless of their location, ie. their cellphone. SV

eClinicalMessenger is a messaging service that utilizes Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) to enable physician practices to send messages, in batches or singularly, to patients for aspects of care including appointment reminders, lab results, diagnostic imaging and statements.

eClinicalMessenger is embedded in eClinicalWorks EMR/PM as opposed to being a stand-alone product, so patients can respond to the message and have their response change the status in the EMR. For example, if a customer confirms the appointment through the message, the schedule in the EMR will reflect that the appointment has been confirmed.

eClinicalMessenger is also tied into the Patient Portal to provide more opportunities for streamlined communication.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

iPhone, eClinicalworks and eClinicalMobile

Patient information available anytime with a handheld. SV

eClinicalMobile uses a mobile-browser so providers can access the system anywhere through their smart phone. The screen has been optimized for easier viewing and to load quickly on these handheld devices. A few examples of using eClinicalMobile include:

* Checking schedules;
* Reviewing Telephone and Web messages;
* E-prescribing;
* Looking up patient medical records;
* Examining lab results; and
* Charge capture at the point of service.

eClinicalMobile will be available in Q1 2009.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

eClinicalworks Users Conference 2008 Orlando

Unfortunately due to schedule conflicts I will not be able to attend.

Please share your impressions and experiences here.
Have a great time. SV

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Staten Island NY eCW demo session March 20, 2008

The NYCDOH Primary Care Information Project and eClinicalWorks

Electronic Medical Records Demonstration

Thursday March 20th from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Program Agenda

DOHMH PCIP Program Overview Mat Kendall, Director of Operations Primary Care
Information Project

eClinicalWorks Provider Experience Review and Q&A Session

Salvatore Volpe, MD FAAP FACP

6:00pm-7:00pm eClinicalWorks Demonstration
Scott Hakanson, Product Specialist
eClinical Works

General Question and Answer

Richmond University Medical Center
Sipp Auditorium
355 Bard Ave, Staten Island, NY

For more information, please send an email to , call (212)341-2263, or visit the PCIP website

If you have a practice on Staten Island please register for the event.
If you know some one who has a practice on Staten Island please encourage her/him to attend.


Registration link

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg visits eCW medical practice

Both the doctor and the software were a big hit.
Congratulations to Dr Sumir Sahgal of Essen Medical Associates 2015 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY. SV

NY Times

Sunday, February 17, 2008

WalMart RediClinic eClinicalWorks

Well the word is out:

Walmart is requiring that their on site clinics have the combined EHR/PMS from eClinicalWorks. RediClinic has the contract to run the sites.

Now what if WalMart would also "sponsor" eCW's eEHX solution via an independent community run organization? Would it be accepted? There are many issues: governance, privacy etc.

Until reliable and cost-effective interoperablity between EHRs and PHRs is available, it is to the advantage of current eCW customers for MiniClinics like those at WalMart to have eCW

The description of the eEHX means that at the bare minimum, we will be able to exchange significantly more information than the standard faxed
"we saw your patient today note". Plus the miniclinic would have access to clinical information that would help reduce the likelihood of a medical misadventure.

It would thus be to the advantage of the Miniclinics to "sponsor" the eEHX costs for the local community. SV

eClinicalWorks™ Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX)
eClinicalWorks™ EHX is the fabric behind clinical integration systems becoming community-wide projects. This community portal facilitates a holistic view of a patient’s ambulatory record with hospital system integration and typical customers including:

* Hospitals using eEHX to connect with its affiliated physicians;
* IPAs and PHOs for its members; and
* City-wide Department of Healths.

As part of this solution, eClinicalWorks™ Physician Portal offers a means for providers to securely share facets of patient care, including electronic referrals, patient record summary, lab results and registry reporting. eClinicalWorks™ Patient Portal provides a secure channel for doctors and patients to communicate aspects of their care including appointments, lab results and statements. Using eEHX encourages community-wide reporting and registry that facilitate outcomes analysis and increases compliance.

eEHX is being used now in community projects. Click here to see how it is connecting physicians in North Adams, Mass.

Features include:

* Hospital Interfaces—eClinicalWorks interfaces with most major hospital networks including Siemens, IDX, Epic and Meditech so that patient information can be streamlined between in-patient and out-patient.
* Physician-to-Physician Communication—With patient consent, records can be shared between treating physicians to ensure greater accuracy and more complete patient information.
* eReferrals—Referrals can be sent via the EMR, eliminating extra paperwork
* Personal Health Record (PHR)—Patients can modify personal information, view lab results, request refills and other patient/provider correspondence, allowing patients to have a more active role in their care, while reducing the number of phone calls to the office.
* Continuity of Care Record (CCR)—eClinicalWorks uses CCR to integrate Patient Portal and the EMR, demonstrating the company’s commitment to standards.
* Registry Reporting


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Version 8.0 upcoming features

This is a significant evolutionary improvement.
The NYC DOH MH has a hardworking team assisting with product development. SV

The bar has been set high with the 8.0 roadmap and eClinicalWorks is confident
it will reset expectations.


Enhancing its flagship solution, eClinicalWorks has developed clinical measures and new ways for managing chronic and preventative care through an eClinicalWorks designed Clinical Decision Support System, further distinguishing eClinicalWorks’ EMR and benefiting customers across the United States. A sample of additional enhancements includes:

* Structured data for reporting and researching patient information;
* Enhanced referral management;
* New Drug Database - Medi-Span®;
* Support of LOINC codes in labs; and
* Order Sets.

Practice Management

The practice management portion of the solution meets the needs of large/enterprise clients. Enhancements have been made to the enterprise workflow management for claims along with PQRI support. Here are just some of the additional new developments:

* Automated claims and statement processing;
* Rejection-based workflow manager;
* Enterprise task manager; and
* Hard close for claims, payments, refunds and adjustments.

eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX)

eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX) continues to be the glue that binds all of its solutions together to create a holistic view of a patient’s ambulatory record for community-wide projects with enhancements including:

* Electronic referrals;
* Importing/exporting patient records; and
* Quality and care management.

Patient Portal

Patient Portal now offers enhanced patient communication via text message (SMS) in addition to the always available e-mail. Additional new features include:

* Integration with Instant Medical History;
* Enhanced patient history intake; and
* Ability to support specialty-specific history questionnaires.

NEW! eClinicalWorks Business Optimization (eBO)

eClinicalWorks is also launching a new product – eClinicalWorks Business Optimization (eBO). The new clinical and monetary business optimization features that are included in eBO will allow for more dynamic reporting with drill-down and custom report writing based on meta-data. This solution will enable customers to create their own customized reports.