Eclipsys Chosen Due to Strong Track Record of Helping Clients Prepare for “Meaningful Use”
ATLANTA, Jun 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Eclipsys Corporation (NASDAQ:ECLP), The Outcomes Company(R), today announced that the New York eHealth Collaborative Regional Extension Center (NYeC REC), one of the largest nonprofit REC’s in the country, has selected Eclipsys as a preferred electronic health record (EHR) provider. NYeC, which recently received $27 million in stimulus funding associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to assist New York state providers in adopting EHRs to improve patient care outcomes, chose Eclipsys based on the company’s strong track record in preparing clients to meet the expected “Meaningful Use” requirements of ARRA.
“When researching options for inclusion in our preferred provider program, we sought companies with a proven track record in the HIT market, with solid experience serving clients in the state of New York,” said Paul Wilder, Director of Healthcare IT Adoption at NYeC Regional Extension Center. “With numerous healthcare organizations in the state utilizing Eclipsys clinical solutions, the company has clearly demonstrated success in supporting New York-based physicians in achieving deep physician adoption of technology – a key requirement for meeting meaningful use – while also leveraging an industry-leading, open technology platform to meet current and future needs in a dynamic healthcare environment.”
Through this initiative, Eclipsys’ PeakPractice(TM) EHR solution will now be promoted as a preferred option to providers across the state of New York, assisting NYeC in its goal to automate over 5,000 primary care providers to achieve meaningful use. To be eligible to utilize NYeC’s services, a practice must include Priority Primary Care Providers (PPCP), providing primary care services in the area of family medicine, obstetrics gynecology, general internal or pediatric medicine. In addition, practices must be either individual or small group practices, defined as ten or fewer professionals with prescriptive privileges in the practice, primarily focused on primary care.
Meaningful Use of Technology for Improved Outcomes
The HITECH Act of 2009 authorized the establishment of RECs to promote physician adoption, implementation and meaningful use of EHRs. As one of the 60 RECs included in the nationally subsidized program, NYeC will assist providers by supplying education, technical support and implementation resources. By offering a neutral and trusted source of advice, NYeC will reach thousands of providers looking for help in selecting and leveraging the most from an EHR solution.
“We are proud to be a preferred provider of the NYeC, and fully support its mission to improve the quality of care in the state of New York through promoting the adoption and meaningful use of an EHR solution,” said Jay Deady, Eclipsys’ executive vice president of Client Solutions. “Eclipsys’ PeakPractice solution has state-of-the-art technology that is fully customizable to the way physicians practice medicine, helping providers to manage the complex regulatory requirements of the state of New York and significantly improve patient care outcomes.”
Eclipsys’ PeakPractice is an integrated, award-winning, Microsoft .NET-based ambulatory EHR solution that includes e-prescribing, patient portals, patient kiosk, image management and Web portal for physicians and patients.
About NYeC Regional Extension Center
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) is the federally designated Regional Extension Center for all areas of New York State except New York City. Founded by health care leaders across the state, with leadership and support from the New York State Department of Health, NYeC is a public-private partnership that serves as a focal point for health care stakeholders to build consensus on state health IT policy priorities, and collaborate on state and regional health IT implementation efforts. More information about the NYeC Regional Extension Center is available at http://www.nyecrec.org, for information on NYeC visit http://www.nyehealth.org.
Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced integrated clinical, revenue cycle and performance management software, clinical content and professional services that help healthcare organizations improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes. For more information, see http://www.eclipsys.com or email email@example.com.
Statements in this news release concerning the implementation of and features and benefits provided by Eclipsys solutions, ARRA qualification, are forward-looking statements and actual results may differ from those projected due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Implementation and client-specific configuration of Eclipsys software can be complex and time-consuming. Results depend upon a variety of factors and can vary by client. Each client’s circumstances are unique and may include unforeseen issues that make it more difficult than anticipated to implement or derive benefit from Eclipsys software or services. The success and timeliness of the company’s services will depend at least in part upon client involvement, which can be difficult to control. ARRA qualification requires compliance with standards that are still evolving, and satisfaction of those standards may be delayed. More information about company risks is available in recent Form 10-Q and 10-K filings made by Eclipsys from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Special attention is directed to the portions of those documents entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Eclipsys Corporation and The Outcomes Company are registered trademarks of Eclipsys Corporation. Sunrise Acute Care and Sunrise Pharmacy are trademarks of Eclipsys Corporation. Other product and company names in this news release are or may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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