Petaluma Health Center Wins 2017 HIMSS Davies Award for Improving Hypertension Control Among Its Patients with the Use of eClinicalWorks EHR

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–()–eClinicalWorks®,
a leader in healthcare IT solutions, is pleased to congratulate
California’s Petaluma
Health Center
(PHC), and its over 80 providers, on being awarded a 2017
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Davies
Community Health Award
. PHC received the award based on two
use cases
that demonstrated its efforts to use Electronic Health
Record (EHR) technology to improve patient health.

PHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), with over 80
providers committed to maximizing the value of healthcare IT to serve
35,000 patients annually. PHC used the eClinicalWorks EHR to improve
clinical outcomes, improving hypertension control among its patients by
9 percentage points, and improving rates of testing and treatment for
hepatitis C.

“Petaluma Health Center’s mission is to ensure access, and to provide
high-quality prevention-focused healthcare for the communities we
serve,” said Danielle Oryn, Chief Medical Informatics Officer of
Petaluma Health Center. “With eClinicalWorks, we can drive decisions,
support care management of Population Health, and improve overall
clinical outcomes. We are proud to receive a 2017 HIMSS Community Health
Davies Award, which demonstrates our successful use of the EHR
technology to improve patient outcomes.”

The prevalence of hypertension has increased significantly over the past
two years in Sonoma County. Heart disease and stroke accounted for 25%
of deaths in Sonoma County (2013) and rates are higher than both state
and national levels. PHC made it a priority to decrease heart attacks
and strokes in its patient population by improving hypertension control.
Working with eClinicalWorks, the care team customized the EHR, to drive
decisions and improve the clinical outcomes with individualized care
plans.

“PHC has a long-standing dedication to providing high-quality healthcare
that is focused on prevention,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder
of eClinicalWorks. “Combining the eClinicalWorks EHR with a commitment
to optimizing care, it has delivered improved physician support to drive
decisions to support clinical outcomes. We are proud to be a partner of
PHC and congratulate the organization on receiving this award.”

Petaluma Health Center will be recognized at the HIMSS Awards Gala at
Wynn Hotel Las Vegas on Thursday, March 8, during HIMSS18.
For more information on applying for the HIMSS Davies Awards of
Excellence, visit the HIMSS
Davies Award website
.

About eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks® is a privately held leader in healthcare IT
solutions. With more than 130,000 physicians and nurse practitioners
using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices,
hospitals, community health centers, departments of health, and
convenient care clinics. During the past ten years, 19 eClinicalWorks
customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award, honoring
excellence in Electronic Health Record implementation. The company is
second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough,
Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Austin, New York City,
Chicago, California, Georgia, London, India, and Dubai. For more
information, please visit www.eclinicalworks.com,
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eClinicalWorks is a trademark of eClinicalWorks, LLC. All other
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respective owners.

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