Top Honor Earned by Curas for Second Consecutive Year
February 17, 2011: St. Louis, MO — The transition to electronic health records, and the sharing of information between physicians to improve patient care, is gaining increased prominence and importance in 2011. One St. Louis firm has led the charge to successfully transition practices across the country to electronic medical records. For the second year in a row, Curas, Inc, a health information technology consulting company, has been named the Number One Reseller of eClinicalWorks, a market leader in ambulatory electronic medical records and practice management solutions.
With federal stimulus money available for medical practices to make the switch to a qualified electronic health records (EHR) system, and a federally established set of guidelines to qualify the meaningful use of systems implemented, 2011 is shaping up to be a year where high demand must be met with the providers who offer the right level of experience and knowledge in software, hardware, medical practice workflow, implementation and training. Curas points to this balance of knowledge as a leading factor in their repeat top performance.
“Performing successful EHR implementations starts with an understanding of the business of the practice, how work flows from a clinical and billing perspective, and who on staff is critical to each piece of the process,” said Num Pisutha-Arnond, Managing Partner at Curas. “We then create the system, using a “Best in KLAS®” eClinicalWorks solutions, and enable the practice to get on with business on the new platform as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
Curas has implemented eClinicalWorks for over 700 physicians in more than 30 states since the firmwas established in 2004. In 2010, revenue topped $2.3 Million, nearly 55% growth over 2009, and the firm added 4 members to its staff, a 36% increase over 2009. Curas’ top ranking with eClinincalWorks in 2009 and 2010 is based on number of provider licenses sold, implemented and supported. The firm also enjoys a 99% success rating in its eClinicalWorks implementations. Industry-wide, it is estimated that EHR implementation success rates hover at 27%.
Curas offers a full range of eClinicalWorks services including certified specialists that assist practices with meaningful use audits and planning, training end users, workflow consulting, support, installation, data migration, and custom reporting. In 2010, Curas launched a mobile iPhone App to allow physicians remote access to patient health records, schedules, and other valuable information. The company also maintains its own call center which provides support to physicians with a guaranteed two hour response time.
Curas is a St. Louis area based health information technology consulting company and a Value Added Reseller (VAR) 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 35 states with practices ranging in size from solo practices to multi-specialty 100 provider practices. For more information about Curas, visit: www.curas.net.
eClinicalWorks® is a privately held leader in the ambulatory clinical systems market. The company’s unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) solutions are proven for every market segment: large practice groups, including Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), Electronic Health Records of Rhode Island (EHRRI) 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 50,000 providers and 225,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 in 2009, 2008 and 2007. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Pleasanton, Calif. and Alpharetta, Ga. More information on eClinicalWorks can be found at www.eclinicalworks.com or by calling 866-888-6929.