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Edaris Health Earns Surescripts Certification for UrigChart EHR

Edaris Health, a leading provider of cloud-enabled SaaS solutions for healthcare, announced today that they have achieved certification for Clinical Direct Messaging with  Surescripts®, .This partnership with Surescripts enables Edaris users to exchange clinical messages with all members of the CareQuality network, including hospitals using Epic and Meditech.  

Edaris Health Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Edaris Health, a leading provider of cloud-enabled SaaS solutions for healthcare, announced today that Meg Aranow has been named Chief Executive Officer. This change comes after the decision by former CEO Ken Wolfe to step down after a decade of leadership.

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.

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."

Edaris Health's UrgiChart 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.

Positioning Urgent Care Practices for Successful Hospital Affiliations

How does a practice differentiate itself - make it attractive to a hospital system - and become affiliated with them?

Hospital systems and provider organizations have taken notice of the 8,000+ urgent care clinics in the United States. Many have created partnerships and affiliate relationships to fill a critical gap in their healthcare ecosystems, demonstrating a unique and distinct predisposition to buy versus build. The answer can be found by looking at each of the deals in this business analysis to understand the dynamics that are driving decision-making on the part of the hospital system and provider organization

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.

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.