Although our 11th annual National Conference is still four months away, we are in full-speed prep mode for the big event in Nashville, Tennessee! We’ve been designing, organizing, packing and planning so our customers can enjoy an experience to top even the hard-to-follow 2017 Conference.
What happens when primary care practices don’t provide patients with the service they demand, including flexible hours? Someone else does.
The 2017 eClinicalWorks National Conference was full of excitement and announcements, as we brought together more than 4,000 medical professionals to explore the latest developments on the healthcare IT frontier. We debuted Eva, our virtual assistant, offered a sneak peek at V11, and highlighted what’s new with our core EMR and Practice Management solution. From advances in interoperability to improvements in Revenue Cycle Management and much more, Dallas was unforgettable!
That classic line from “Office Space” — “I’m going to need you to come in on Saturday…” — works great on the screen, but it’s usually not something folks like to hear in real life. Except this weekend in Dallas at the eClinicalWorks National Conference!Simply put, this Saturday is one that no one wanted to miss. It’s heart-of-the-Conference, get-down-to-business time.
CEO Girish Navani paused, scanned the sea of faces in front of him at the annual Keynote and Product Showcase, and with a rainbow of paper charts displayed on the big screen behind him, declared: “We took your paper charts away. How many of you still have these racks in your offices?”
In an ideal world, every medical encounter would begin with the provider having the patient’s complete medical history. Every diagnosis. Every medication. Every allergy.
For now, we live in a real world, where information is often scattered throughout medical systems.
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.
It’s push time. The final day of an exhilarating and packed conference. By now, those lasting impressions of Saturday’s Sunset Celebration have blended with all you’ve heard about billing, interoperability, Population Health, and Patient Engagement. To be honest, you’re not sure how much more you can absorb, or exactly how you’ll put all this new knowledge to use once you get back to the office.
Maybe you should have attended one more breakout session, gotten a bit of Hands-On Training, or connected with one more exhibitor. Maybe instead you just enjoyed that 75-degree, postcard-ready Orlando weather and chatted with other convention-goers.
This past year has been an exciting one for eClinicalWorks! As shown in the accompanying infographic, we opened two new locations in 2015 – one in Austin and the other in London – which will broaden our ability to service customers both in the US and in Europe. We also began an expansion of our Westborough headquarters, and expect revenues to be around $400 million for 2015, showing significant growth from previous years.
Earlier this week, eClinicalWorks announced an exciting milestone – the P2POpen network has exchanged 1.5 million referrals between medical providers utilizing a variety of EHR systems. As we, as an industry, have moved to electronic records, one of the key benefits is the ability to access comprehensive, timely information regarding patient care that originates from a variety of sources. This free network ensures healthcare providers can connect with each other for patient care regardless of what EHR system is in use or if the practice is using paper records.