Philadelphia departments tap eClinicalWorks for EHRs
The City of Philadelphia has selected eClinicalWorks’ EHR to improve the continuity of care for the city’s Department of Public Health. eClinicalWorks, an ambulatory clinical systems provider based in Westborough, Mass., said it will provide approximately 230 providers across 20 primary care and correctional clinics with a preventive-care-oriented EHR system.

Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health and the Philadelphia Prison System will utilize eClinicalWorks’ EHR, combining EMRs, practice management, patient portal, interoperability, mobile and messaging capabilities—unified and linked via one database.

eClinicalWorks’ Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX) will serve as a hub providing physicians with access to patients’ health information and allowing them to exchange data, eventually connecting to health department registries, including those for smoking and vaccines, eClinicalWorks said.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Philadelphia Prison System providers will have access to the following eClinicalWorks’ EHR components:
  • eClinicalWorks EMR/PM, which enables clinicians to manage patient flow, access patient records in-house or remotely, electronically communicate with referring physicians and send consult notes and clinical data;
  • eClinicalWorks Patient Portal, which allows patients and doctors to communicate via the internet;
  • eBO, which performs clinical and financial analytics;
  • eClinicalMessenger service, which utilizes Voice-over-IP to enable physician practices to send messages to patients for appointment reminders, lab results, diagnostic imaging and statements;
  • eClinicalWorks P2P, which provides practice-to-practice, provider-to-provider communications in a peer-to-peer environment; and
  • eEHX, which serves as a hub to provide physicians with improved access to patients’ health information and allow them to exchange data with each other.