Curas Clients Continue to Earn Recognition for Innovative Use of EHR

Top Quote Most Recent Honor Achieved by Fremont Family Care, Recipient of the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence. End Quote
  • St. Louis, MO-IL (1888PressRelease) January 01, 2015 - At a time when many hospitals and medical practices are still working to implement Electronic Health Records and workflow, Curas finds many of its clients ahead of that curve, pushing their EHR to the next level to enhance patient care and practice efficiency. Fremont Family Care, a family practice in Fremont, Nebraska which Curas has supported through optimization of eClinicalWorks, electronic workflow, and custom reporting to summarize compliance measures, is the most recent Curas client to receive recognition for their use of EHR with the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence.

    The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a global organization whose mission is to "lead endeavors optimizing health engagement and care outcomes through information technology." Since 1994, HIMSS has awarded the Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence to organizations who have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment. Nominees are required to have achieved Stage 6 or Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, key Meaningful Use milestones, and sustainable improvements in outcomes through the utilization of health IT for consideration. Scores of nominations were received for consideration in three categories: Ambulatory, Enterprise and Community Health Organization. Fremont Family Care was named the 2014 winner in the Ambulatory Awards category.

    "Since we began working with Fremont Family Care in 2010, it quickly became clear that they were a practice that was committed to optimizing their use of eClinicalWorks to achieve better patient care and run their medical business in a more efficient manner," said Num Pisutha-Arnond, Managing Partner at Curas. "They've ingrained this into their culture, where team members embrace the drive and desire to leverage their EMR for better outcomes. Curas is proud to be a part of the team helping to make this possible."

    Curas worked closely with Fremont Family Care to identify and design workflows, and implement eClinicalWorks modules and custom reports to document compliance levels for various initiatives. Perhaps the most important component Curas created is the detail behind the measures which isn't provided through reporting alone. Those measures included Depression Screening, Diabetes BP, Diabetes Blood Sugar, and Pneumovax.

    Through the technology and cultural change in care delivery, Fremont Family Care reports positive outcomes including lowered hospital readmissions of patients for pneumonia, improvement in delivery of preventive care to at-risk patients, increased number of diabetic patients who keep their HgbA1c under control.

    "Fremont Family Care's initiatives and optimization of eClinicalWorks has enabled them to leverage the system in a way that brings to life all the things that are possible through electronic health records," said Pisutha-Arnond. "Patients are experiencing it, the practice benefits, and all are engaged in providing enhanced care - all of which is the ultimate vision for EHR."

    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 nearly 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, 2012 and 2013 Inc. 5000 List of the nation's fastest growing companies. For more information about Curas, visit:

    About Fremont Family Care
    Fremont Family Care is part of Fremont Health Clinics, which is a wholly owned 501(c)3 subsidiary of Fremont Health. Fremont Family Care serves patients of all ages groups with four, full-time family practice physicians, one physician assistant, and a nurse practitioner.

    About eClinicalWorks
    eClinicalWorks® is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With physicians across all 50 states using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, out-patient departments of hospitals, health centers, departments of health and convenient care clinics. Twelve eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past six years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia. For more information, please visit, Facebook, Twitter or call 866-888-6929.

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