Curas Implements and Supports eHub to Improve Patient Care in Hawaii

February 19, 2012:  St. Louis, MO — In a relationship that first began in 2011, Curas has worked with Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP to streamline and improve the process of interfacing electronic health records, allowing practices to send lab orders and receive results electronically. Curas, a St. Louis-based firm, implemented a local eHub in Hawaii and provides ongoing support to create a direct line of communication between practices and CLH.

 

“Due to the increase in the number of requests from Hawaii physicians for eClinicalWorks interfaces, Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii has established a local eHub with Curas,” said Michelle Cox, Director of Business Development for Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii. “The eHub has decreased the set-up time for interfaces while improving real time transmission and quality of data. Overall, our relationship with Curas has been a win-win and has allowed us to assist our physicians in providing patients the best care possible.”

 

Curas works with Hawaii practices to guide and improve the process of interfacing EHR/EMR systems with CLH. The local eHub allows CLH and Curas to interface directly with an EHR system and provide practices with local support.  Having local, timely support has been a benefit to both Hawaii practices and CLH.

 

“Curas streamlined implementation and shortened the amount of time it takes to interface EHR with Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii,” said Num Pisutha-Arnond, Managing Partner of Curas. “By making this process easier, practices can focus on what matters most — patient care.”

 

Curas was named as a prequalified eClinicalWorks vendor for Hawaii Pacific REC physician clients in 2011 after entering into a federally funded Regional Extension Center (REC) contract to provide them with implementation and support for EHR systems. Curas was named the preferred eClinicalWorks vendor for the state of Hawaii and now staffs a full-time office within the state that serves over 37 practices.

 

About Curas

Curas is a St. Louis area based health information technology consulting company and one of the top resellers of the eClinicalWorks suite of products for the electronic medical office. From planning through implementation, training and support, Curas has a nationwide reputation for providing the services physicians need to ensure that technology enables their business, not hinders it. Curas’ staff of eClinicalWorks certified specialists install the software, train end users, and assist practices with optimizing their office workflow to maximize the benefit they receive from deploying eClinicalWorks’ products. Curas maintains its own call center providing Level 1 and Level 2 support to its clients. In addition to locations in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Hawaii, the firm installs, trains, and supports users at various sites around the United States. Today, Curas supports over 700 physicians in over 30 states with practices ranging in size from solo practices to multi-specialty 100 provider practices.  Curas was recently named one of the Fastest Growing Companies in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal, and was named to the 2011 and 2012 Inc. 5000 List of the nation’s fastest growing companies.  For more information about Curas, visit: www.curas.net.

 

About Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii

Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii (CLH) and Pan Pacific Pathologists (PPPL) have been caring for the people of Hawaii for over 42 years. In 1971, CLH began as a vision to assist Hilo physicians with the care of their patients. Since then, that vision has expanded into a statewide endeavor dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare for the people of Hawaii.  Today we assist Hawaii’s medical community in treating and caring for their patients with timely, reliable service using the latest, most accurate testing methods and technology.  CLH and PPPL maintain over 60 locations statewide and operate full service hospital based laboratories on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.  In addition to general clinical laboratory testing, CLH and PPPL are proud to provide the community with additional services in the following laboratory testing areas: Genetic, Molecular and Esoteric testing; Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology; Diagnostic and Workplace drug testing; and Wellness testing. CLH is also proud to offer our clients the ability to order and receive their laboratory results on-line via our new Connect System or via direct interface with their practice’s EMR/EHR.  For those systems that have the capability, a bi-directional interface can be set up that will allow our clients to place orders and receive results directly into their system allowing our clients to better treat their patients.  More information on Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii can be found at www.clinicallabs.com.

 

About eClinicalWorks
eClinicalWorks® is a privately held leader in the ambulatory clinical systems market. The company’s comprehensive electronic health records and practice management solution is proven for every market segment: large practice groups, including Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as well as medium, small and solo practices regardless of specialty. The company enjoys high profitability with a five-year compounded growth rate of more than 100 percent year-to-year. With an established customer base of more than 220,000 providers and 410,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 for the past six consecutive years. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-6929.