A leader in ambulatory clinical systems, EclinicalWorks, recently announced that Stamford Hospital, serving Connecticut’s lower Fairfield County and a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, has selected eClinicalWorks’s unified electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) solution for its employed and affiliated physicians. Additionally, eClinicalWorks’s Patient Portal, Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX), Enterprise Business Optimizer (eBO) and eClinicalMobile will all be utilized by Stamford. The above mentioned instruments have been designed to extend the use of electronic health records beyond the practice’s walls to improve communication and access to real-time information.
Providers will implement eClinicalWorks unified EMR/PM system using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model so members are able to access the solution via the Internet. eClinicalMobile will permit Stamford physicians to access the system anywhere through their smart phone. Providers will also have access to eBO for customized reports. A secure, online means for patients to communicate with their doctor’s office for aspects of care including patient statements and education will be provided by the Patient Portal, while eEHX will create a community record to give physicians access to patients’ health information and allow them to exchange data more effectively. Combined, these technologies will extend the use of electronic health records beyond the practice walls to offer real-time access and updating of patient information anytime, anywhere and enhance communication between providers and patients.