Banner health takes its Care Coordination to Cloud, Selects eClinicalWorks

By CIOReview | Monday, August 24, 2015
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WESTBOROUGH, MA: Arizona based care organization; Banner Health Network in order to enhance its care delivery plans to join hands with eClinicalWorks for its comprehensive health records (EHR) solution. eClinicalWorks with it’s Cloud-based technology will  aid BHN  to attain continuity of care efforts across multiple settings, also allowing critical information being accessible at the point of care. BHN will also be bringing into use eClinicalWorks CCMR for population health management.

Under this agreement, a fraction of BHN’s community providers will be laced with eClinicalWorks’ health records solution win order to streamline processes between practices asserting more focus on delivering preventive care. BHN also gets access to a p2p network,  Join the Network enabling secured exchange of referrals and communications.

“We were looking for technology that would help us deliver the highest quality of care efficiently,” says Jennifer Jackson, Sr. Director for IT and Population Health Data Systems at BHN. “Many of our physicians were using eClinicalWorks successfully in their practices, leading us to a decision to expand our use of this platform. Because it is designed with a highly coordinated patient care experience, eClinicalWorks’ technology will also aid us in meeting our quality of care initiatives, including specific ACO metrics.”

This partnership is a follow up on BHN’s recent activities for reducing costs, increasing efficiency and optimizing outcomes. It had reduced cost of care by 27 percent by initiating its telehealth pilot program in association with Royal Philips earlier.