PatientClick EHR selected for Arizona REC Vendor Alliance
The Arizona Regional Extension Center (REC) has selected PatientClick EHR as part of its Vendor Alliance Program to help eligible health care providers achieve ‘meaningful use’ of certified electronic health records (EHRs).
The Arizona REC is a collaborative program involving Arizona Health-e Connection, Health Services Advisory Group and Arizona State University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. A total of 62 RECs have been set up across the country to provide support and assistance to primary care doctors and clinicians in adopting and utilizing EHRs.
PatientClick EHR offers a convenient, web-based EHR system for physicians and health care providers to comply with the HITECH Act.
The HITECH Act seeks to improve the accuracy and speed in which health care is delivered to patients through investment in health care technology. It mandates that health care providers transition from paper to electronic medical records by 2015.
Designed to shorten the learning curve for physicians, the Cleveland-based company provides health care professionals with a SaaS (software as a service) Internet-based application that is adaptable for both large and small offices. The SaaS application eliminates the stress of the selection process, the time-consuming set up and the costly integration process.
The implementation of EHR technology will improve clinical workflows, speed up the process of data analysis and allow health care providers to offer better overall patient care. In consequence, doctors can expand their practices while patients receive more quality time from their health care providers.
Though EHR technology can save time and improve care, there has been resistance to its implementation and use. Resistance can be attributed to doctors and staff not wanting to spend increased time on computers or simply because the process of selecting which EHR to use can be overwhelming.