What great day of sessions and party! We certainly lit up the night yesterday. It was an educating day for the conference; many sessions were held, including how the NFL is utilizing health IT, the new eClinicalWorks dental module, learning how to set up healow.com for your practice, getting patients excited about patient engagement as well as eClinicalTouch, ACO Management Services and too many more to mention. It was also a packed day for breakout sessions.
Hello and welcome to Orlando! This conference is off to a great start. After a Welcome Breakfast with our sponsors, CEO and co-founder Girish Navani delivered a riveting and insightful keynote address followed by the product showcase. First, we officially have 100,000 providers in the eCW community. This year, we touched upon advancements with dental EHR, a Patient Portal in Spanish, eBO 7, population health with CCMR, along with exciting developments regarding eprescriptions, patient engagement with healow and 10e. We were left with the promise: Together we are going to make healthcare faster, smarter and more convenient for both physicians and patients.
In honor of National Health Center Week (NHCW), eClinicalWorks wants to recognize a health center that represents this year’s theme, “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities.” Hometown Health Center (HHC) demonstrates innovation and dedication, ensuring patients receive the utmost care.
eClinicalWorks recently conducted a survey with responses from 2,100 healthcare professionals in the United States, nearly 700 of them physicians, highlighting motivators, challenges and tools for those pursuing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and other risk-based or shared savings programs. More than half (53%) of respondents currently participate in one of the referenced programs. Among those who do not, approximately one-third (34%) anticipate their organization becoming part of an ACO, PCMH or shared-savings plan in the next three years.
How can universities connect Student Health Services, Registrar’s Office, Athletic Departments and students to coordinate care? How can universities manage health conditions and chronic diseases, reduce the risk of individual illness and injury, assist students in embracing healthy lifestyle choices, and also improve health efficiency?
Patient engagement aims to enhance communication channels between patients and healthcare providers, improving health outcomes and aid care coordination efforts, including Patient-centered Medical Homes (PCHM), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Meaningful Use. In fact, ONC has released the final Stage 2 criteria for Meaningful Use, which includes requirements for providers to offer online access to health information and secure messaging for 5% of patients, encouraging physicians to implement patient engagement tools.