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Westborough, MA, United States, 2013/09/24 - Interoperability Between Systems Enables Real-time Communication Among Medical Providers in Different Care Settings - eClinicalWorks.com.
eClinicalWorks® today announces bi-directional interoperability between the eClinicalWorks electronic health records (EHR) system and Epic’s EHR system. This integration allows for real-time data transfer between the systems, facilitating coordination of care between providers in various care settings and ensuring that providers have more complete and accurate patient information at the time of care.
“Standards-based interoperability between systems is important for our customers and for our industry,” said Peter DeVault of Epic. “Because both companies supported the national interoperability standards, we were able to quickly and efficiently implement this connection.”
EHR adoption has increased in recent years, shifting the industry focus to interoperability between systems, which allows for better transmission of data related to the care of a patient. Using the IHE PDQ integration profile to provide a high degree of certainty of a strong patient match as well as the XDR and XDS.b standards for clinical document exchange, eClinicalWorks and Epic have made this a standard part of their respective interoperability products. Examples of the type of data exchanged include medications, problem lists, allergies, discharge summaries and Continuity of Care Document (CCD). Having complete information at the point of care aids medical providers in making better and timelier decisions.
“Communication between EHRs aids the delivery of care and advances the industry as a whole,” said Dr. Raj Dharampuriya, chief medical officer and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “We have been able to complete this real-time interoperability in a short time-frame by using industry standards and because both eClinicalWorks and Epic are committed to this common goal.”
eClinicalWorks® (eclinicalworks.com) is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With more than 236,000 providers and 472,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, out-patient departments of hospitals, health centers, departments of health and convenient care clinics. Nine eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past six years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is the second largest vendor in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia.