eClincialWorks Latest Health IT Vendor to Integrate PGHD | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

eClincialWorks is Latest Health IT Vendor to Integrate PGHD

March 27, 2015
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

eClinicalWorks, a Westborough, Mass.-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) vendor, has begun to integrate data from wearables into its patient health record product.

eClinicalWorks says it has begun to integrate data from wearable devices, from such devices as the Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone and Withings, into its Health & Online Wellness (healow) personal health record (PHR) application. healow is an eClinicalWorks subsidiary.

 “By giving consumers a single place to view their health records along with device and tracker data, it simplifies managing this information while keeping the quarterback of care, their physician, in the loop. Giving physicians a better informed idea of patient activities throughout the year can dramatically improve recommendations and outcomes. We are looking forward to teaming up with leading device companies in order to help healow evolve and make tracking healthcare easier for both patients and providers,” Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks, said in a statement.

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use. The proposed rule includes a provision that would require providers to get 15 percent of patients to contribute PGHD or data from a non-clinical setting into the certified EHR technology during the EHR reporting period.

 

Topics

News

NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.