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Singletrack: Small Is Beautiful, and It Just Might Last

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Dec 21, 2017 6:36:00 AM

Starting (and Staying) Small in Michigan

According to the numbers, small and independent medical practices are headed for extinction. But in Marquette, Michigan — on the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula — the husband and wife team of Dr. Christopher Dehlin and Dr. Jennifer Dehlin are demonstrating that there’s a place for smaller medicine, even in an age of consolidation and managed care.

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Topics: Patient Portal, EHR, PCMH, eClinicalMobile, independent

Turning Medicine Upside Down

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Dec 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Dubious Idea? Try Brilliant Insight!

Most doctors would never do what Dr. Todd Stivland did — move from a successful clinical practice to founding one in which the average patient is 87 years old, suffers from multiple chronic health conditions — including dementia — and has less than two years to live.

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Topics: EHR, Case Study, Chronic Care Management

Brown Clinic: Superusers Building Value

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Aug 21, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Great Work on the Great Plains

They say that in business, as in life, you can’t do everything. You can’t have it all. But sometimes, just trying works out pretty well. That’s the case at Brown Clinic in Watertown, South Dakota, where staff have demonstrated that being a relatively small medical practice doesn’t mean you have to limit what you offer — or the healthcare IT expertise you can develop.

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Topics: EHR, CCM, Superuser

Winning the Data Wars

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Jun 5, 2017 12:35:51 PM

Can interoperability defeat the asymmetry beast?

In healthcare IT, the problem isn’t too much data — providers want to know everything they can about individual patients and patient populations — but how to make sense of it all. For many years, medical professionals have devoted countless hours and legions of people to sorting and sifting medical records.

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Topics: Interoperability, EHR, Data, CareQuality, CommonWell

Healthcare, change, and changing mindsets

Posted by eClinicalWorks on May 22, 2017 9:03:34 AM


If there’s anything more difficult than developing healthcare IT, it’s implementing it. And we’re not talking here about the developers and trainers at companies such as eClinicalWorks whose job it is to teach the software to clients. We mean how clients themselves adapt to rapidly changing technology. 

eClinicalWorks focuses a lot of time and attention on training. But the best trainer in the world cannot be certain that clients understand the tools they use every day until they demonstrate confidence in the use of new technologies, and show that they are thinking differently about processes and workflows.

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Topics: healow, Patient Engagement, Patient Portal, EHR, Case Study