Sunday, November 10, 2013

eClinicalWorks Road Show: How to maximize your eCW investiment

Ever wish you could attend a presentation on how to use eClinicalWorks to attest for Meaningful Use and learn more about the features, new products and services?

Well now you can!!!

eCW has a Nationwide Series of presentations. 

Visit this link for a presentation near you. SV

New site is here. See the video to learn more.

Watch this quick video for a high level overview of the new site.  

Interacting with the eCW has just gotten easier: SV

New features include:

·         New look and feel
·         Easier navigation
·         Login-specific visual queues
·         Enhanced product and service pages
·         Search functionality (coming soon)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

eClinicalWorks and EPIC collaborating with interoperability

This should help make coordination of care much more fluid and this is done using industry standards. SV

eClinicalWorks and Epic Work Collaboratively to Make EHRs Interoperable

Interoperability Between Systems Enables Real-time Communication Among Medical Providers in Different Care Settings

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—September 24, 2013—eClinicalWorks® today announces bi-directional interoperability between the eClinicalWorks electronic health records (EHR) system and Epic’s EHR system. This integration allows for real-time data transfer between the systems, facilitating coordination of care between providers in various care settings and ensuring that providers have more complete and accurate patient information at the time of care. 


eClinicalworks National Users Conference 



Sunday, September 29, 2013

Healow App from eClinicalWorks: general information and video

I've been using HEALOW  on my cellphone for a while now and can say its rather impressive from the point of view of a physician as well as a patient. Runs on Apple and Android devices. SV

Here are some of utilities:

Simplify Your Life


Manage Your Medicine Cabinet

Being an Informed Patient is an Informed Consumer


Use Your Time Wisely

Stay Connected to Your Healthcare Providers

Here is a linik to a short video that helps patients understand the advantages of using the Patient Portal and the Healow app.



eClinicalWorks National Users Conference 2013 Details Available

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will step down this Fall.

Dr Mostashari will be adding his legacy at ONC to his contributions to the improvement of Healthcare in the US. He has the great ability to connect with practicing physicians, technology gurus and policy wonks.

Godspeed Dr Mostashari, thank you for bringing us to this far.

Friday, August 2, 2013

eClinicalWorks Enterprise Summit 2013: NYC Reach CCMR

Here is a excellent presentation by Brent Stackhouse,Executive Director, Strategy and NYC REACH - New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. SV

eClinicalWorks Enterprise Summit 2013: NYC Reach CCMR from eClinicalWorks on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Attention Primaries and Specialists:Breakfast Forum: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Meaningful Use and EHRs!

PCIP/NYC REACH are holding a FREE Meaningful Use Forum: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Meaningful Use and EHRs!

Tuesday, July 16th, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Excelsior Grand Catering Hall 2380 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island

I strongly encourage that you attend or send a representative. Please also pass along the invitation to your peers as prior registration is requested. SV

This breakfast meeting will cover a variety of topics, such as:
- Meaningful Use Overview (including Stage 2)
- Upcoming Deadlines and Penalties
- Vendor Selection Tips
- Our new Medicaid Specialist Program
- Other NYC REACH services, including the new PEEK (Patient Engagement and Education Kiosk) Project and billing optimization services. We have free assistance options for those that qualify and low-cost service options for all providers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with EHR Vendors, Billing Clearinghouses, Provider Champions, and NYC REACH Staff Members. We will also honor those Staten Island providers who have already achieved Meaningful Use and Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3.

Registration Link

Monday, July 1, 2013

eClinicalWorks Case Study Video

eClinicalWorks has posted a series of case studies on Vimeo.

Here is the case study on our office. SV

eClinicalWorks Case Study: Salvatore Volpe MD PC from eClinicalWorks on Vimeo.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

CareFirst BCBS Patient-Centered Medical Home Program Trims Expected Health Care Costs by $98 million in Second Year

Patient-Centered Medical Home Program Trims Expected Health Care Costs by $98 million in Second Year

Health Care Costs for 1.1 Million CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Members Covered by the Program 2.7 Percent Lower than Projected
Baltimore, MD (June 6, 2013)  - In the second-year (2012) of one of the nation’s earliest, large-scale Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) programs, health care costs for 1 million CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) members covered by the effort were $98 million less than the company projected. The results represent a savings of 2.7 percent on the total projected 2012 health care costs for PCMH-covered members and improve upon the 1.5 percent savings against projected costs registered by the program in 2011.
Approximately 66 percent of participating primary care panels – groups of physicians that join together to participate in the PCMH program – earned increased reimbursements for their 2012 performance in the program. Increased reimbursement levels – or Outcome Incentive Awards (OIAs) – are based on a combination of savings achieved by a particular panel against projected 2012 total care costs for CareFirst members and performance on quality measures related to the provision of care to the panel’s patients.
“These results are encouraging,” said CareFirst President and CEO Chet Burrell. “The PCMH program was designed with the goal of bending the health care cost trend, and our 2nd year results suggest that program is having just such an impact. In addition, more participating panels achieved savings and the vast majority of those who did so in 2011 were able to sustain those results in 2012. It is a measurable and meaningful step in the right direction of slowing the rise of health care costs.”
Currently, nearly 3,600 primary care providers (primary care physicians and nurse practitioners) participate in CareFirst’s PCMH program. One hundred-ninety six of the 297 eligible panels (66 percent) earned OIAs for the 2012 program year; 60 percent of panels earned OIAs in the program’s first year. The level of OIA for each Panel is based on both the level of quality and degree of savings achieved by the participants of the Panel.
2012 PCMH program highlights:
  • Primary care panels earning OIAs achieved an average 4.7 percent savings against expected 2012 care costs.
  • Panels that did not earn OIAs registered costs that averaged 3.6 percent higher than expected in 2012; an improvement over 2011 performance when panels that did not earn an OIA recorded costs 4 percent higher than expected.
  • 74 percent of panels that earned OIAs in 2011 earned them again in 2012, meaning their patients registered lower than expected total health care costs for two consecutive years.
  • On average, Panels earning OIAs will see an increase in their reimbursement level of 29 percentage points. This increase is in addition to a 12 percentage point increase paid to all participants that continue to remain in good standing in the PCMH program.
  • Quality scores for panels that earned OIAs were 3.7 percent higher than for panels that did not earn OIAs in 2012. Overall, quality scores for PCMH panels rose by 9.3 percent from 2011 to 2012 – a significant one year increase.
“While the numbers are important, they don’t tell the entire story,” said Burrell. “We are now well into the 3rd year of the PCMH program, and we have created an infrastructure of nursing support, easily-accessible online tools and data, and targeted health programs that make it possible for primary care providers to more effectively manage care for their sickest patients in a more coordinated fashion than ever before. Thousands of our members are benefitting directly from this care coordination and that impact will grow substantially as the program matures.”
CareFirst launched its PCMH program in January 2011. Today, more than 1 million CareFirst members are patients of physicians participating in the PCMH program. Nearly 80 percent of all eligible primary care physicians in CareFirst physician networks participate in the PCMH program.
“The early success and promise of the PCMH program encouraged us to seek and secure an Innovation Challenge Grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand the PCMH model to our area’s Medicare population,” said Burrell. “Medicare beneficiaries, who frequently have complex health needs and multiple chronic health conditions, could benefit greatly from the coordinated model of care offered through our PCMH. We expect to launch our CMS-funded Maryland Medicare PCMH pilot this summer and will continue to look for ways to expand the model.”

Monday, June 3, 2013

eClinicalWorks National Users Conference 2013 Details Available

Hey guys, be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird Special!
See the details below from eClinicalWorks

Last year was phenomenal, this year can only be better as new products and services are revealed.
Take advantage of the all the educational option to help you, your staff and your patients get the most out of eCW. SV

Event updates, Keynote and more

Don't forget that Early Bird Registration is now open - register today and save $100 off your registration fee!

New features on the conference website include:
  • 2013 Schedule-at-a-Glance
  • An interactive hotel map designed to help you chose the best accommodations for your needs  
  • Tools to help you justify your trip and gain approval to attend
  • San Antonio travel and area attraction information 
  • Access to videos, guides and photos from our previous conferences
  • Client testimonials for insight into why our conferences are so valuable to our clients   
  • Frequently Asked Questions 
  • And much, much more!
Click on the image below to explore our new Conference website! 


We will have plenty of great information to share with you in San Antonio. Bring your entire office team with you and gain valuable knowledge that is available only at the Conference.
  • Sit in with a panel of your peers as they talk about their experiences using eClinicalWorks
  • Access to 300+ eClinicalWorks team members 
  • See live demos of new products
  • Utilize our Support and Training rooms 
  • Participate in hands-on training in a small, classroom setting  
Come see what all the excitement is about. Sign up today and take advantage of our discounted registration rate. We are offering 4-days of learning, networking, and training for only $600...we can't wait to see ya'll in Texas! 

eClinicalWorks Event Team | 508-948-2630 |

Saturday, February 9, 2013

eClinicalWorks Invests $25 Million in Patient Engagement

New healow Business Unit Will Expand Communication Between Consumers and Healthcare Providers 

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—February 6, 2013—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today launches a new patient engagement initiative aimed to improve communication channels between patients and healthcare providers. With 8 million consumers using the company’s electronic patient portal, eClinicalWorks is investing an additional $25 million over the next 12 months to further enhance and expand patient engagement tools under the business unit Health & Online Wellness (healow™). The first product of this initiative, a free mobile app for patients, will be available for iOS and Android later this month. In contrast to most mobile health applications available today, healow directly connects patients to their own and family electronic health records (EHRs), allowing immediate access to personal medical records and facilitating two-way communications between providers and patients.