eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC), the largest primary physician practice in Southwest Georgia and a Community Health Center (CHC), has chosen eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution across its 14 locations. According to figures by the NACHC, eClinicalWorks customers represent 33% of CHCs in the country.
"At AAPHC, we strive to provide comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care to all who access our services," said Tary Brown, CEO of Albany Area Primary Health Care. "eClinicalWorks was selected because of its ability to improve the quality of care delivered. We chose an EHR that will unify providers across multiple locations within the Southwest Georgia community, increasing patient flow in a timely manner and enabling us to monitor patient outcomes."
CHCs are federally-funded health centers designed to provide high-quality care to patients with limited financial resources. Assisted by federal grant money, these groups have stringent reporting and billing requirements that apply only to this type of center. Using eClinicalWorks, CHCs are able to streamline internal processes between multiple locations and promote patient safety while reducing costs. The comprehensive EHR helps providers take advantage of provisions in the HITECH Act, which authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to impart a reimbursement incentive for physician and hospital providers who demonstrate the meaningful use of an EHR.
"eClinicalWorks has a solid track record with the unique requirements of community health centers," said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. "As the largest primary physician practice in Southwest Georgia, Albany Area Primary Health Care is committed to providing the best care to its patients across many facets of their health coverage. eClinicalWorks will provide the group with a solution that will improve workflow and allow patient records to be kept in one universal database."
Source: Albany Area Primary Health Care