White River Family Practice Wins 2013 HIMSS Davies Award
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—September 17, 2013—eClinicalWorks, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, is pleased to congratulate White River Family Practice (WRFP) on being awarded a 2013 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for achieving exemplary implementation and utilization of an electronic health record (EHR) in an independent ambulatory care practice.
WRFP is a rural ambulatory care practice serving nearly 12,000 patients in Vermont and New Hampshire. Located in White River Junction, Vt., the practice has a team of six family physicians, three family nurse practitioners and an administrative support staff of 14. In 2009, WRFP began transitioning from paper to electronic health records, utilizing the eClinicalWorks system to help improve the quality of patient care, streamline workflow and generate a return on investment.
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award,” said Dr. Mark Nunlist, family physician at WRFP. “Working closely with eClinicalWorks, WRFP successfully implemented an EHR that improves workflow and enables our physicians to deliver the best care possible. Our implementation has been a huge benefit for both our practice and our patients, and enables WRFP to significantly improve individual patient care as well as attend to registry management in populations with chronic diseases.”
“The tremendous success of the eClinicalWorks implementation at WRFP shows the real clinical, fiscal and practical value of our EHR,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “We believe that WRFP is yet another example of how healthcare technology helps physicians remain closely connected to patients and ultimately support their efforts to provide the best possible care.”
WRFP will be recognized at the next Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 23-27th, 2014, according to HIMSS officials.
The WRFP joins Coastal Medical, Open Door Family Medical Center, Urban Health Plan, Unity Health Care, White River Rural Health of Arkansas, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and New York Children’s Health Project as eClinicalWorks’ customers that have received the HIMSS Davies Award.
About HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence
The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence recognizes excellence in the implementation and use of health information technology, specifically electronic health records (EHRs), for healthcare organizations, private practices, public health systems, and community health organizations. Created by CPRI-HOST in 1994, the first three recipients of the Davies Organizational Award were recognized in 1995. In 2002, CPRI-HOST merged with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and now, HIMSS manages the award program. The Award honors Dr. Nicholas E. Davies, an Atlanta-based practicing physician, president-elect of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Improving the Patient Record, who died in 1991 in a plane crash. Visit www.himss.org/davies for more information, including educational resources.
eClinicalWorks 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. For more information, please visit www.eclinicalworks.com, Facebook, Twitter or call 866-888-6929.