The thousands of eClinicalWorks customers who came to Nashville this weekend expected to hear about improvements to the core EHR, see some new products and services, renew friendships, and have some fun.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HIMSS 2016 is around the corner and we are excited to show attendees the new solutions and enhancements we have been developing, including 10e and our new solution for acute care. We’ll be at booth #4217, so come join us during the conference. We are proud to say that our long history with HIMSS includes 14 customers to date that have received the HIMSS Davies Award with an average ROI of 200%. These award-winning organizations represent more than 3,000 healthcare providers serving approximately 2.4 million patients across 9 states, during the time of their award entries.
The below infographic gives highlights into a sample of these groups.
What a start! With 4,500 attendees, 120 learning sessions and 47 sponsors, we kicked off the conference with our first-ever “Prenote to the Keynote” Podcast, discussing previous conferences, as well as what to expect this year. Afterwards, Girish Navani gave a very insightful keynote address, outlining how the business has grown while tying in lessons from other industries. It is amazing where the company has come from and, even more so, where it is headed.
The Product Showcase followed, demonstrating some exciting enhancements, including 10e, a new cloud services platform. This technology takes a new approach to EHRs, incorporating population health and patient engagement for a single unified user experience. Built on HTML 5, it runs on every device and every platform. We showcased developments in practice management, analytics, population health and patient engagement, including telehealth visits, integration with Apple Watch and healow Mom, a new app for expectant patients.
Our newest podcast episode is the first in a series focused on how Florida’s Community Health Centers, Inc., has demonstrated improved outcomes using electronic health records. Its mission is to provide quality and compassionate primary healthcare services to Central Florida’s diverse communities.
Recently, we announced some exciting developments with the healow (Health & Online Wellness) patient engagement platform -- integration with industry-leading wearable devices and fitness trackers. Available now, consumers can have data from these devices seamlessly integrated into their PHR via healow.com and the healow mobile application as well as be available to that person’s medical provider.
Technology plays a vital role in today’s healthcare landscape with the overall goal of driving down costs and improving patient outcomes. It has the potential to connect patients, doctors and payers within the healthcare ecosystem and simplify how they access health information through patient portals, wearable devices and mobile apps. Essential to connecting all of this technology and making it meaningful is an electronic health record (EHR) system that acts as a central database that provides doctors with easy access to crucial patient information.
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.
What a busy, informative and excellent week we’ve all had at HIMSS! There were so many lessons learned throughout the show and confirmation that the possibilities for healthcare IT are just beginning.
Saturday was busy for all with many helpful sessions. Popular ones included those about RCM, V10, healow, Meaningful Use in 2014 and how to utilize technology to meet the needs of a changing healthcare system. Customers also had the opportunity to stop by the support and training rooms, where they picked up new tips and tricks for optimizing their workflow experience. eCWCentral was packed all day, with attendees enjoying the interactive stations, test-driving our featured products.
We began the 2013 eClinicalWorks National Users Conference by asking our San Antonio users what they love about their city. Here is what one had to say: