Midwest health system selects eClinicalWorks' EMR
Advocate Physician Partners (APP) has chosen eClinicalWorks to add an EMR system to APP’s Clinical Integration (CI) program.

APP, a collaboration between more than 3,400 physicians and Advocate Healthcare system, of Oak Brook, Ill., will recommend its 2,600 independent physicians use eClinicalWorks EMR and practice management tools to support and supplement the CI program to unify physicians under a common set of quality goals and measures, said eClinicalWorks, of Westborough, Mass.

According to eClinicalWorks, APP has begun a pilot program with some of its members and eClinicalWorks in anticipation of a phased implementation process that will get more than 1,200 physicians in some 400 offices running on the EMR platform by mid-2012.

APP physicians will implement eClinicalWorks’s unified EMR/Practice Management system using a software-as-a-service model so physicians are able to access the application via the internet.

eClinicalMobile will permit Advocate physicians to access the system anywhere through most smart phones and providers will have access to eBO, a data analysis tool, for customized reports. In addition, eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange will connect eClinicalWorks users and create a community record to allow physicians access and the ability to exchange patient health information, according to the company.

Long-term plans include integrating the APP eClinicalWorks EMR/PM system with Advocate Healthcare’s in-patient system and clinical quality registry, as well as with EMRs already in place at Advocate Medical Group and Dreyer Medical Clinic, the company stated.