I guess you can get anything you want at a warehouse store.
Sam’s Club, the warehouse club unit of Wal-mart, has announced a deal with eClinicalWorks and Dell to sell an EHR system designed for small practices. From a marketing perspective, this is a brilliant move – one stop shopping, making the purchase and installation a relatively easy task.
Here’s the press release:
BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — To help independent medical practitioners provide more timely care, reduce medical errors, eliminate paperwork and contain costs, Sam’s Club, eClinicalWorks(R) and Dell announced today details of its turnkey electronic medical record (
“We have thousands of members in the medical field today that buy products and services at Sam’s Club to help them run their businesses and they tell us that cost is a significant barrier to adopting EMRs,” said Charles Redfield, senior vice president at Sam’s Club. “Over the past year of our partnership, we developed a solution that is easy to use, affordable and will help them do a better job of taking care of their patients’ needs.”
EMRs have the potential to reduce health care costs while improving the quality of care delivered according to health care experts. Unfortunately, adoption rates among physicians in the
“I am pleased that Sam’s Club is working with the Virginia Department of Health to build in the ability for this system to share immunization data and mandated disease reporting with the Department,” said Dr. Karen Remley,
The convenient, all-in-one technology solution is scalable for growing practices. The eClinicalWorks software will be delivered through a “Software as a Service” (SaaS) model, enabling physicians to access the system via a secure Internet connection. Dell will provide necessary hardware and site assessment, onsite technical set-up and training as well as integration of the eClinicalWorks software with the operating system, along with hardware warranty support.
“eClinicalWorks has a proven track record of deploying a full-functioning
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will pay physicians $44,000 to $64,000 over five years, beginning in 2011, for deploying and “meaningful use” of certified EMRs. This is expected to drive up to 90 percent of
The comprehensive package, which includes
“Cost and complexity have been the primary barriers to
Medical professionals can learn about the