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November 27, 2012

NFL Selects eClinicalWorks for Electronic Health Records

eClinicalWorks, an icon in ambulatory clinical solutions, will now be utilizing the company’s comprehensive electronic health records (HER) solution for moving all paper medical records of the National Football League (NFL) to electronic format.

“The NFL and its healthcare professionals pride themselves in maintaining a leadership role in sports medicine developments,” said Dr. Tony Yates, president of the NFL Physicians Society and member of the EMR Committee for the National Football League. “We are always looking for innovative ways to enhance healthcare within the organization. Electronic health records are the next logical step and we look forward to partnering with eClinicalWorks on this initiative.”

It is very important to give the top priority to the safety of the players. Head traumas in the NFL are a big cause of concern. Lately there has been a great deal of speculation and allegation from players who suffer from concussions, and other ailments attributed to years spent on the field and less than comprehensive physical treatment.

To keep their histories in clinical records more efficient for better processing and dissipation of critical information, NFL has decided to digitize all of its health records on players. To streamline processes between locations and coordinate care, the NFL will be implementing eClinicalWorks EHR solution across the organization.

With electronic records at hand, the processes will be faster and more efficient.

“We have had the pleasure of successfully implementing electronic health records in a variety of care settings,” said Girish Kumar Navani, chief executive officer and cofounder of eClinicalWorks. “Being a fan of the NFL makes this particular project that much more meaningful. We look forward to working with this premier sports organization to bring them live on this technology.”

The contract between NFL and eClinicalWorks is for 10 years and will cost the NFL $7 to $10 million.

Along with health records, eClinical works would also keep clippings from the games in which any injury is sustained by players as the component of their medical records and complete history.

eClinicalWorks provides Web-based records stored in its cloud network. The records will thus be easily accessed from anywhere in the world. eClinicalWorks has the industry's largest Cloud network.

Approximately one in five Americans’ health data is stored using eClinicalWorks software. It is based in Westborough, Mass., with additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia. The company has an established customer base of more than 220,000 providers and 410,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states.

eClinicalWorks has won multiple top industry honors. For the past six years, eClinicalWorks has been consistently named to the Inc. magazine’s list of Inc. 500.

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Edited by Braden Becker