Advocate Physician Partners to Enhance Clinical
Integration Program with eClinicalWorks’
Electronic Medical Records System
Largest Health System in Midwest to Establish Electronic Health Records System
March 29, 2010 07:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
OAK BROOK, Ill. & WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--In its continuing efforts to
enhance patient outcomes and create efficiency in a challenging economic and regulatory climate, Advocate
Physician Partners (APP), has added the power of an electronic medical record (EMR) system to its award-winning
Clinical Integration (CI) Program. APP, the largest network of independent physicians in the Midwest, is partnering
with eClinicalWorks® in one of the biggest EMR implementations in the country.
Many health policy experts say EMRs can decrease costs by reducing medical errors and duplication, as well as
improve quality of care. These goals mirror those of APP’s CI Program, which has demonstrably taken costs out of
the health care delivery system and improved outcomes in 35 disease groups including asthma, diabetes, heart
ailments and depression.
APP, a collaboration between more than 3,400 physicians and the Advocate Health Care system, will recommend
its 2,600 independent physicians use eClinicalWorks EMR and practice management tools to support and
supplement the CI Program which unifies the physicians under a common set of quality goals and measures. The
APP eClinicalWorks EMR solution will offer real-time access and updating of patient information anytime, anywhere
and enhance communication between providers and patients.
“Advocate Physician Partners is committed to clinical excellence and patient safety, and the use of an EMR by APP
physician members is the next step in using technology to improve quality and performance,” said Dr. Lee Sacks,
executive vice president and chief medical officer for Advocate Health Care and president of Advocate Physician
Seventy-five percent of Americans receive their medical care