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Commonwealth Conversations with Edaris Health

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We’re highlighting a recent conversation between Commonwealth Partner, Henri Cattier, and Ken Wolfe, CEO and Founder of Boston-based Edaris Health. Edaris has developed an interoperable clinical informatic solution for one of the hottest specialty segments in the healthcare provider landscape: Urgent Care.

Edaris Health Earns ONC Health IT Certification from Drummond Group LLC

Edaris Health’s UrgiChart has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) that has been empowered to test software for compliance with the requirements of the federal government’s program. The stamp of approval designates that the software offers the functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet Meaningful Use requirements, qualifying these organizations to receive payments under the ongoing EHR adoption program.

Advice for Controlling Protected Health Information (PHI) at an Urgent Care Clinic

Protected Health Information (PHI) is made up of all of the various data on patient identifiable information and health information.  This includes any information (oral and recorded) created or received by a healthcare provider, health plan, public health authority, employer, life insurer, school or university, or healthcare clearinghouse that relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of any individual, or the past or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual.

Meg Aranow Joins Edaris Health as Chief Operating Officer

Edaris Health, a leading provider of cloud-enabled SaaS solutions for healthcare, announced today that Meg Aranow has joined the Edaris Health team as Chief Operating Officer (COO). For the past 25 years, Aranow has been a healthcare IT (HCIT) leader and has worked with leading healthcare providers, hospitals and government organizations.

"Meg brings extensive expertise and a wealth of knowledge in Health Care Information Technology (HCIT) to our team," said Edaris Health CEO, Ken Wolfe.  "She will be a tremendous asset to our company as we position ourselves to become the thought leader in clinical documentation and workflow for urgent care and emergency services."

An Urgent Care Physician’s Perspective: What does surge mean for Urgent Care?

When physicians sketch their vision of running an urgent care clinic, they may think that having a crowded waiting room would be a “good problem to have.” But when that reality hits – and the crowded waiting room gets even more crowded, it is imperative to have a surge plan in place, so that patients, physicians and staff know how to recognize a surge situation, and know what to do to avoid negatively impacting patient care or clinicians themselves. Surge goes beyond simple supply-and-demand; it is a serious and complex phenomenon. While it is most often associated with Emergency Departments, surge can happen in urgent care environments as well.

Thinking of Starting an Urgent Care?

Just what makes a successful urgent care practice? See how the numbers add up…

Dr. Lawrence Earl, a leading expert on urgent care management and a highly regarded mentor in this fast-growing field, has gathered some facts and figures to help guide physicians who are considering opening an urgent care center. It’s imperative to think beyond the medical opportunity. While starting an urgent care center gives the practicing physician a chance to provide care in a specialized setting, and fill a gap in the market – it’s also important to fully understand the economics of this major undertaking. Just as any retail operator knows, branding, location, staffing and the portfolio of products and services offered must add up to a successful formula in order to meet customer needs.

Summer: Sun, Fun and …. Urgent Care!

The time-honored traditions of summer – vacations, backyard barbecues, pool parties, visits to the beach and lots of time outside – can easily lead to unforeseen medical situations, many serious enough to require urgent attention.

Starting an Urgent Care Center: The Team Advantage

One of the first questions a physician asks himself (or herself) when considering opening an Urgent Care center, is whether they should embark on this journey alone, or as part of a team. Go it alone? Franchise? Partner? We’ll leave the franchise discussion for another time, and focus on the pros of working with a group of like-minded physicians and/or business partners.

Edaris Health Partners with athenahealth’s ”More Disruption Please” Program to Offer Urgent Care Clinical Documentation Tool

 (Waltham, MA) –Wednsday, April 5, 2017- Edaris Health, a leading provider of cloud-enabled SaaS services for healthcare, today announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through athenahealth’s “More Disruption Please” (MDP) program, making Edaris Health’s UrgiChart  EHR and Clinical Solution part of the athenahealth® Marketplace. This new integrated application offers athenahealth’s growing network of nearly 88,000 healthcare providers a complete, yet intuitive, clinical documentation tool for Urgent Care clinicians looking to deploy a best-in-breed solution for their practice.

Edaris Health’s Destinee Mack Featured on MicroMD

Edaris Health’s own Destinee Mack was recently featured as an author for MicroMD. On their Healthcare Blog, she wrote an article about how best to start an urgent care center. Destinee is the Director for Business Development here at Edaris Health, and has 15 years of experience with healthcare enterprise implementation, product management and sales of healthcare information systems. Below is an excerpt from her post:

The products and services of Edaris change the way both patients access and providers deliver health care by leveraging the power of technology to streamline operations while maximizing the delivery of timely, high quality care.