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Why use eClinicalWorks?

Key differentiators & advantages of eClinicalWorks

  • Fewer Errors: The manual entry and reentry of data is prone to mistakes, not to mention handwriting and legibility issues that often occur. Documenting electronically rather than on paper eliminates the worry for any handwritten errors, assuring data is correct (as long as it is entered correctly, that is). 
  • More Accurate Treatment: By reducing human error and incorrect data, practices have a much higher likelihood of providing successful treatment the first time around. EClinicalWorks EHR can recognize health patterns and suggest a diagnosis as well as provide analytics to see how your facility stacks up against others.
  • Increased Productivity and Efficiency: Using eClinicalWorks EHR allows practitioners to spend less time charting and documenting patient information and focus more on providing quality patient care. By reducing the amount of errors and providing more accurate treatment, it’s natural to see your traffic increase and, in turn, your revenue should follow suit. 
  • More Patient Involvement: With self-service modules for patients, such as appointment scheduling and online doctor-patient visits, patients are encouraged to have more involvement throughout their treatment process. Patients can view their progress notes and lab results in addition to communicating with their practitioner(s) online. 
  • Security of Information: Storing medical information to eClinicalWorks’ cloud-based server allows you to repurpose space being used to store physical documents while assuring the safety and security of sensitive patient data. 
  • 24/7 Support: Unlike many other EHR vendors, eClinicalWorks includes 24/7 customer support with no start-up cost. 

Industry Expertise

With roughly 5,000 employees, eClinicalWorks serves over 130,000 physicians across the US and over 850,000 medical professionals worldwide. While serving over 50 different types of specialties, this EHR is suitable for ambulatory practices, urgent care facilities and other medium- to large-sized health centers.

Key Features

  • Virtual Assistant: “Eva,” eClinicalWorks EHR’s virtual assistant, allows providers to view a patient’s progress notes, flowsheet or account balance. The virtual assistant can also review patient history, compare notes side-by-side and book appointments in addition to offering educational videos and other helpful resources. 
  • Telemedicine: eClinicalWorks telemedicine solution allows patients to schedule online appointments with their clinicians from home or in the office. Providers and patients can consult with medical experts around the world using the healow Virtual Room. 
  • Scheduling: The scheduling tool allows users to add new patients, look up existing patients, search appointments and manage scheduling requests. Users can also manage the scheduling of resources and specialty equipment for clinicians like doctors, nurses and other providers. 
  • Device Integration: eClinicalWorks integrates with devices like ECG, EEG, etc. within the web browser. The data collected is structured to capture current and past results, complete trend analysis and create flowsheets. 
  • Hospital Interoperability: This involves data being shared between multiple clinics or a hospital’s different departments. This particular EHR allows communication with any radiology vendor or RIS system which supports HL7 messaging. Comparing and analyzing this data leads to greater population health. 
  • Revenue Cycle Management: When it comes to billing, hundreds of features for RCM are available through eClinicalWorks, including credentials, insurance verification and analytics. 

Limitations

Some of the product limitations include:

  • Additional fee is charged for integrated practice management module
  • 5-year-minimum commitment required
  • Doesn't provide timely upgrades for certain features like patient portal
  • Doesn't provide a native application for processing payments
  • Doesn't provide e-fax functionality (partnership with Dialogic)

eClinicalWorks EHR Suite Support

mail_outlineEmail: Customers can email for support during business hours to receive help with troubleshooting, debugging, or any other questions.
phonePhone: For a more in-depth review or for more advanced questions, phone support is available 24/7.
schoolTraining: This EHR solution provides training and support with its implementation fees. You can also sign up for eClinicalWorks webinars online through their website.
local_offerTickets: Patients can use the customer portal to request help and submit claims.

Cost of Ownership for eClinicalWorks EHR

License/Subscription Cost
  • On-premise:
    • License fee includes a one-time fee per user plus additional implementation fees
    • Fees for supplemental monthly support and maintenance cost is calculated per user
  • Cloud-based:
    • Recurring subscription fee based on a per user, per month basis, including a hosting and implementation fee
Maintenance Cost
  • On-premise: Additional fee applies for maintenance
  • Cloud-based: Maintenance cost is included in the service fees upon purchase
Installation/Implementation Cost
  • On-premise:
    • Additional implementation fees charged for over 9 users
    • Travel and airfare costs are billed separately
  • Cloud-based:
    • No star-up or initial implementation costs
    • Additional implementation fees are charged for over 9 users
Customization Cost
  • Varies depending on user's functional requirements
Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost
  • Free data conversion from existing EHR to eClinicalWorks
  • No upfront or switching cost when changing EHRs
Recurring/Renewal Costs
  • On-premise: Cost includes monthly support and maintenance along with hosting fees
  • Cloud-based: Cost equals the monthly subscription fee which includes maintenance, hosting and implementation fees

eClinicalWorks Reviews

Average customer reviews & user sentiment summary:

448 reviews

68%

of users would recommend this product

Synopsis of User Ratings and Reviews

Based on an aggregate of reviews taken from the sources above, the following pros & cons have been curated by a SelectHub Market Analyst.

Pros

  • Functionality: The system offers the core features that medical practices need, according to nearly 80% of reviews that discuss the system’s base functionality.
  • Price: Though only mentioned in less than a quarter of all reviews, 60% of users who discussed cost in their reviews felt that the system was priced fairly.

Cons

  • User Interface: While some users mentioned the intuitive design, the interface displays many features at once that make it confusing and difficult to navigate, according to nearly 55% of users who mentioned the interface in their review.
  • Complexity: The system requires multiple clicks for navigation, adds unnecessary layers of complexity and some users reported implementing their own workarounds to improve the system, as noted in 75% of reviews that discuss the system’s usability.
  • Integration: While some users enjoyed the ability to customize the platform with add-ons and integrations, more than 87% of reviews that discuss integrations complained that the integrations are difficult to implement and aren’t always successful.
  • System Errors: The vendor takes too long to implement software updates, resulting in bugs, inaccuracies and system downtime, as reported by nearly 95% of users who mentioned system updates in their review.
  • Customer Support: Support is available 24/7; however, users often struggled to communicate with the support team, citing problems with the support experts not knowing the answer to their questions or simply not responding to their inquiry, according to nearly 95% of users who mentioned customer support in their review.

Researcher's Summary:

The core functionality of eClinicalWorks is suitable for most medical practices and comes at a fair price. However, many users felt that they were oversold on the product by the sales team. Many users complained of difficulty using the features they needed, and felt that the system interface made it difficult to navigate. Users reported issues with system bugs and were unable to receive sufficient support from the support team to rectify the issues they experienced, despite access to 24/7 support. Some users noted that customer support is outsourced and complained that a language barrier made it difficult to communicate. Ultimately, eClinicalWorks is best suited for small practices with basic EHR needs, though it may take users a few days to learn the system.

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