eClinical Works showcases new EMR, announces new contracts
eClinicalWorks showcased version 7.0 of its EMR at HIMSS07 in New Orleans last week. New features promote ease-of-use and efficiency for all aspects of the EMR, practice management and billing. Version 7 incorporates features that streamline the patient visit and simplify the documentation process. Completing the progress notes is simplified with easy-to-edit fields that have been added to key detail windows, like the Allergy and Family Social History windows. Finalizing a visit and generating a billable event is easy with the new feature of matching a CPT code with a physical exam. The progress note window can be customized so frequently used forms and fields are always in view. New privacy protection features let users lock a patient's progress notes and view a list of individuals who have looked at a patient's progress notes over a defined date range. Users can convert medical records to PDF format for easy printing, faxing or emailing. Version 7.0 is geared to enhance patent care with more visible, custom global alerts.

eClinicalWorks has extensive experience connecting users to laboratory testing facilities, clearinghouses and insurance companies, and can provide interfaces to medical diagnostic devices. Version 7 includes extended connectivity and adds two new medical device interfaces and ePrescribing. The ePrescribing feature routes electronic prescription requests to SureScripts- the largest electronic prescribing network in the nation.

eClinicalWorks announced that the Community Care Network of Virginia Inc., the statewide primary care provider network and healthcare management company, chose the eClinicalWorks unified EMR and practice  management solution to streamline practice operations between locations and from patient check-in to check-out. Initially, 150 providers are implementing the client/server version of eClilnicalWorks EMR/PM with the potential of expanding to additional providers. Community Health Center Inc, Connecticut’s largest operator of community health centers, also chose eClinicalWorks EMR solutions for its providers in the medical and behavioral health areas. The company also is providing CHC with an interface to Quest Diagnostics and will interface with eight hospitals statewide by the end of the project.

eClinical Works also announced that it was named Best in KLAS in the ambulatory EMR (1-5 physicians) and ambulatory billing and scheduling (1-5 physicians) categories.