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Speeding up the ED with the Right Clinical Software Tools

In many EDs, patients often suffer for hours in a crowded waiting room before they are treated. After some time, many leave before the appropriate treatment, potentially putting their health and safety at risk while costing hospitals revenue. A key component of decreasing ED wait times and those who leave without treatment is physician and nursing workflow. When the process is optimized, a hospital's ED can accommodate a high volume of patients. Meanwhile, an inefficient clinical documentation system can hinder flow and volume drastically.

Massachusetts Ballot Question #1

The Massachusetts General election on Nov 6th is just around the corner and with Boston being our hometown, we are watching the discussion around ballot question #1 closely.

If passed, Question 1 would establish ratios limiting the number of patients that could be assigned at a time to individual nurses at Massachusetts hospitals and health clinics.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is just around the corner! Time for spooky costumes, silly jokes, and sweet sweet candy.

According to the The American College of Emergency Physicians  “Emergency departments do typically see an uptick in visits on Halloween. Some of the most common injuries are motor vehicle accidents, falls or hand lacerations from pumpkin carving mishaps." [1]

Edaris Health appoints Brad Crist to lead UrgiChart Sales Division

Edaris Health, a leading provider of cloud-enabled SaaS solutions for healthcare, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Crist as Sales Manager.

Brad will be joining our growing team of healthcare and technology professionals passionate about serving the needs of urgent care clinics and emergency departments and the patients they serve.

Edaris Health UrgiChart is  Surescripts certified for Clinical Messaging

Edaris Health, a leading provider of cloud-enabled SaaS solutions for healthcare, announced today that their EHR product UrgiChart is  with Surescripts® certified for Clinical Messaging .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.

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.