eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks PM


3.5 / 5
231 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

We offer innovative, customizable solutions for every setting, including primary care offices, ambulatory surgical centers, health centers, hospitals, and mobile clinics, and more than 50 specialties,


Average Ratings

231 Reviews

  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $499.00/month/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • eClinicalWorks
  • www.eclinicalworks.com
  • Founded 1999
  • United States

About eClinicalWorks PM

eClinicalWorks is a privately held leader in healthcare IT, providing comprehensive Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solutions used by more than 850,000 providers in more than 20 countries.


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eClinicalWorks PM Features

  • Claims Management
  • E-Prescribing
  • EMR / EHR
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Insurance Eligibility Verification
  • Inventory Management
  • Multi-Office
  • Multi-Physician
  • Patient Billing
  • Patient Portal
  • Patient Records
  • Patient Registration
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Physician Scheduling

eClinicalWorks PM Reviews Recently Reviewed!


You can get by with it but it is plagued with unhelpful support, errors, and out-dated

Dec 04, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You have the ability to do most things you need for medical practices. You can schedule patients, upload documents, run reports, bill and make claims, submit claims electronically and through paper printing, fax, e-prescribe, make telephone encounters, keep user logs, etc. It is an overall all-comprehensive product.

Cons: There are so many glitches it is pretty ridiculous. We are always playing catch up to fix numerous things that goes down. There is never a 2 week period where everything is running smoothly.

The technical and customer support is also weak. They do a good job of getting back to you most of the times, but it takes them quite a bit of time to figure out what is wrong and fix it. Not only that, but communication is a bit tough as I believe most service technicians are located out of country and have heavy accents.

ECW also charges you for so many add-ons that it gets to get ridiculous. They push their products and interfaces so that you need to pay them more than the monthly base.

Also, ECW is starting to get out-dated and behind. When we first signed up with ECW about 14-15 years ago they were top of the line. But they have quickly fallen behind all the other electronic medical records systems that have started. It has been frustrating trying to keep up, especially because of all the new medical record regulations government has been pushing.

ECW is also not friendly with other databases. If you need to submit certain information and electronic secure messaging, you can only do so by forcing the other party to sign up for ECW's communication system which of course no one wants to do.

Also, if you try to switch out of ECW, all the data in ECW cannot be transferred easily. They purposely make it hard for you to switch out and hard for anyone to work on tech. I'd say skip.

Overall: Not satisfied.

Great for our small health department

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: We spent the time to document our processes and identify areas where we wanted change. When the business analyst came, we were able to concentrate on how we wanted the EMR to work. This is the difference in having someone install an EMR with the "usual" processes and making it work for you. They are very willing to work with you to make the product work for your needs, you just have to identify what you want. If they can't change something (we wanted a couple of languages added to the list in demographics and couldn't because they were not on a standard list) they can work with you to find a solution.

Pros: This is a very cost effective EMR for our small health department. We are able to customize progress notes to allow for fast and efficient documentation of immunizations. Messenger can be used to call and cancel patients if an emergency happens and we need to cancel patients. This can be done from the internet anywhere, which can be a big help not to have to go into the office during a severe weather event. We have had very responsive staff from eCW who helped us during customization and implementation. The chat feature on the support portal can give quick answers (except on Friday afternoon). The support techs have always been quick to get back to us. The eCW university that has videos to either train new staff or remind current staff of processes is very valuable. This saves trying to construct training materials on your own.

Cons: Data entry for historic immunization records is time consuming. I look forward to a time when we will have bi-directional data transmission with our state immunization database, which will eliminate the historical documentation. As others note, there can be difficulties with communication if a support person does not have English as their first language. It just takes slowing down and being patient.

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It gets the job done

Sep 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ECW can get most of what you want done. I work mainly on the reporting side and staff support. The ability to pull reports is pretty good with their EBO system. We get almost everything we need reporting wise from that system whether it's financial or encounter data. Their support is pretty responsive usually calling back the same day in most cases. Their billin service is pretty good and is very reasonable. Our company pays about 8% totally cost with ECW which is pretty much the industry standard.

Cons: There are sometimes a lot of clicks with ECW. Anytime you do an upgrade something is not going to work which is very frustrating. If you are a CPC practice you will be frustrated as their reporting dashboard took until the middle of 2018 to start working and then we upgraded and now we are waiting on a patch to get the dashboard back up. Don't expect to speak to anyone that's first language is English when you call support. We started with ECW in late 2015 and we had to setup everything from scratch which we thought was really strange as they have so many practices you would think there would already be templates for almost everything.

Overall: It gets the job done for us and it probably just like most other EMRs they all have issues but at the end of the day they allow you to record your notes and bill the insurance.

This software company continues to update the software and tries to keep up with the ever changing Health care industury

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Support has improved over the past 6 months. The technical teams really care about solving the issues that arise. You can really tell the staff at eClinicalworks are very committed to customer satisfaction. When so many companies are not concerned with customer satisfaction I am glad that we are using on that is.

Pros: Always changing and updating the operation of the Software to keep up with the ever changing Health Care Industry

Cons: The Software is so flexible and we have been using it since 2006 we really need to develop additional ways to make documentation of Progress notes easier for the providers. When we were trained back in 2006 to develop templates and to use the software for our Providers a lot has changed over the years. It has be difficult to keep up with all the enhancements and developments to the software. Now is the time to really take a good look at how we can go back to making documentation even better for our providers to improve their experience with seeing the patients and not feel so much like it is all about computer documentation and not about the patient any longer. As we move forward into fee for service payment for providers, more is required of the providers and easing their burden is key.

Terrible Experience

Aug 29, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Lots of features but sometimes less is more and it becomes cumbersome and time consuming.

Cons: Tech Support ALL out of India. They don't tell you this when you purchase.

Tech support can't speak English well thus a terrible language barrier and EVERY phone call with them takes a minimum of 45 minutes due to this so you lose tons of time thus revenue.

Tech Support Horrible and no one knows what the other one is doing or has done.

Let me say that again, TECH SUPPORT HORRIBLE. Plus didn't seem to fix anything.

Glitchy and lost documentation on several occasions requiring re-entering.

RX Printing did not work right the entire time we had them (2 years)

MIPS reports was not done by them as we were told and they had to walk us through doing all the reporting ourselves.

You have to pay for extra training. The training we recieved or 5 days was all the trainer fixing glitches and little training was possible.

Data migration from eclinicals was a nightmare.

We couldn't wait to change EMRs.

Overall: Horrible

Long time customer, pretty much done with eCW

Jun 06, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have attended about 8 eCW users conferences, including the first one in Orlando. I am a superuser. Initially, I was optimistic, but over time I have seen a lot of false promises and lack of USER -driven improvements. The whole feel of eCW is that of a clunky data gatherer. It is absolutely dreadful at the point-of-care. I didn't go to med school to be a data entry clerk. The piecemeal product now. Nickel and dime every little feature/service. When will an EHR come out that makes sense at the point of care?

Pros: Customizable - but be careful - you may have to redo everything after an upgrade. Reporting features and back office 'ok'. Portal, Healow app and eclinicalmobile are decent (though erx through mobile is wonky).

Cons: Too many clicks. Too many windows. Tiny boxes. Tiny font. Poor format. Early 2000's feel and look. Upgrades often require the user to fix data (re-map, correct NDC codes, etc. etc. etc.) which is a total pain for staff and the providers. Too many ways to achieve the same thing, just causes confusion. Internal messaging a joke.

eClinical is best for large practices.

Feb 07, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Full practice software for all aspects of managing a medical office and patient charting. Able to accommodate several practitioners and staff allowing for large volumes of files and database. Very straight forward practical application to use given all the functions available.

Cons: Many features were not used as it is not easily streamlined for a specialty practice. Tech support/service call response is immediate but actual support and repair was often deferred to a later time and was difficult to communicate with their staff, located overseas. Costs for eclinical is expensive.

Vendor Response

by eClinicalWorks on February 12, 2018

Hi Antoinette- Thank you for your feedback on eClinicalWorks. I'd like the opportunity to chat with you more about customizing eCW for your specialty as that seems to be a challenge you're having with the software. We use eClinicalWorks to provide billing services for our customers and are the largest certified reseller in the nation. I'd be curious to speak with you more to see if we could help. Feel free to reach me at 800-769-5288 x2207.

Poor customer service and tech support. They are extraordinarily slow in responding to EHR problems. After placing tickets and contacting support online no significant response from them or signs of fixing the problem.

Jan 10, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I am posting this poor review due to a lack of response from tech and customer support. I would not recommend this EHR because of our my current issue with product and it should have been an easy fix given its been 5 months.

Pros: Reasonable ease of use for an EHR but all of EHRs still stink. More reasonable cost than most and was not dissatisfied with company until an update in August/Sept. Our particular problem has not been fixed in the last 5 months and I have not gotten any reasonable response back from the company about this issue. This particular part of the EMR was working well prior to the last update.

Cons: Poor tech and customer support. My office has sent him ticket after ticket online without any hint of trying to solve the problem. So not matter how cost effective the product may be or the ease of use if they are not going to respond efficiently and effectively to our user needs then they are not worth using.

We switched to eCW two years ago and have never looked back, very forward thinking.

Feb 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Our clinicians feel that the setup is much more efficient than some of the other eHR packages we have use. I like we're they are going with the web based content and PHM. We see a lot of value in the product and feel it has been a great investment. From a financial standpoint, the monthly subscription service helps small businesses who can't afford to put up large sums of money for initial license fees.

Cons: Their report generator is a little more difficult to use than some products, or you don't have access to all fields. We utilize their Query writer often and then dump the data into Excel. Their Report Writer suite can be powerful, but requires advanced knowledge of query writing, which many small to medium sized companies likely will not have available.

Overall: Ease of use from clinical side, good product from Practice Management. Forward thinking with patient engagement.

I really like eClinicalworks PM.

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All like the most features under the Billing navigation tab especially. The registry is the fastest way to get info drilled down to your specific needs. We are using the kiosk and questionnaires. This feature has helped tremendously with meeting Clinical Integration (CI) measures. It has also helped streamline patient check in and collecting outstanding balances. There are always new things to learn and try - always evolving!

Cons: The EBO reporting system. I do not find it easy to learn. I do not find it fits or is workable in the medical field. The reports do not give you current, month to date or year to date totals on your reports. You cannot create reports that give that information as well.

Overall: Opportunities to improve our medical outcomes in all areas and departments.

My ECW Experience

Jan 19, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall I think there is some improvement that can be done, but ECW gets us through the day to day functions. The support staff could be a lot better. All in all, ECW does what we need it to do.

Pros: ECW offers a lot of features that our staff utilizes. Our staff loves the jellybean system and how it makes referral, telephone encounters, messages, etc easier to see. The resource schedules are very simple to view and utilize. Running reports in ECW is super easy.

Cons: The staff support is slow with ticket response. Even when the ticket is marked high priority, the response time takes hours sometimes. We experience a lot of slowness on a day to day basis. This is referring to the ECW product itself. Our providers have complained about being in the rooms with patients and having to stall due to system slowness.

Great All inclusive Product

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I used e-clinical for 7yrs as a Front office and Billing Manager in a Family practice Clinic. It has some great functionality and really includes about everything. Customer support was very lacking and was hard to get things fixed it a timely manner, you had to rely a lot on your own IT staff. Overall great product that I still consult on all the time.

Pros: Great Billing area and claims management. Great reporting. Love the Patient central hub, you can find anything from there.

Cons: Customer support and setup for full functionality is lacking. if you know how to use the system it is great, learning it past the webinars is difficult.

Recommendations to other buyers: the Cost is really high and there are several other products that car comparable for a lot less and better support. if you do go there makes sure you choose a clearing house that integrates well with the system and who will talk to them for you. otherwise it will be a big headache.

I have had a love hate relationship with ECW for 10 years, I would love to change to something that would make my life easier, but also be cost effective.

Jan 16, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can copy over most any part of the prior note, but I can separate out most any section to bring over. Currently cheaper that several other programs.

Cons: A lot. The entire system is compartmentalized and so it the support, so often times one support area will do something that has adverse affects on other things. The system does not make it easier to function, way too many clicks, its unstable and will freeze up or require a reboot. They nickel and dime you with very high prices for adding interfaces, adding documents, and the program does not work well on an iPad. They have good videos for starting out, or adding new people, but nothing when it comes to advanced or indepth education or training or best practice setups or ways to make things flow easier.

An amazing software to use for a medical office who wants everything in one place!

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that this software has everything you need in one spot. You no longer have to open 2 or 3 programs, because this does it all! You can view the schedule, look up a patients medical records and visits, and view all their information/notes in one place. It is easy to use once you get the hang of it. Customer service is very quick to respond to you when placing a ticket and make sure to quickly resolve any issues you might have. This software has so many more features compared to other softwares I have used and you have so many options when scheduling someone.

Cons: The layout of this software is very confusing to say the least. It has so many great features, but everything is very scattered. It took me months to learn all the reports you could run and all the billing features. The medical records would get very frustrating at times because certain things that were entered in would not save at times and just disappear. This software is also expensive, but I will say you are able to accomplish so many things so it is worth it.

Specialty in Alabama

Sep 06, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have seen several comments that ecw is affordable. It is not....it's very expensive and they nickle and dime you to death. They tell you products are free and then a year later you get a huge bill for a service you were told was free. We probably pay a FTE's salary in what we pay annually for ecw.

Pros: Great product if you can actually figure out how to use without spending tons of hours and money on training. They stay on top of current issues and regulations.

Cons: We have had bugs in our system since it was built in 2012. It has never gotten better. No one speaks English as a first language EXCEPT FOR SALES DEPARTMENT, of course. Typically when we have questions or problems we let it go for as long as we can because we know how long and horrible it will be to deal with tech support.

Oct 11, 2012
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our organization has 3 doctors that are primary physicians to residents in nursing home. We provide service for 9 nursing homes and continue to grow. We have 4 office staff and are all virtual. We use eClinicalWorks and Group One for billing and host through PSM. We went with eClinicalWorks because Group One billing was incorporated with them and also the hosting of the server. We did not want to have to update our own software. We are a relatively new business and did not have any software previous. We bought it in 2011 and the implementation went fine. The team did learn how to use eClinicalWorks quickly and the templates have been very useful. In regards to customer service I find that my main contact at Group One Tara Carney has been fantastic. When I have a need or issue she is right on it for me. She seems to know who to contact for me and they get back to me in a timely manner. eClinicalWorks customer service is much tougher because of the big size and it seems that 4 people contact me about something that one person could take care of. I understand that it is large and things need to go through channels so I have just accepted that I will get many phone calls and need to go through many people. I seem to go back to Tara to have her handle the situation for me and she always points me in the right direction. We are a different type of health care business and I know we have pushed a few people out of their box to get the functionality that we need to provide the best quality of care for the patient and to make it a great working environment for all. In doing so eClinicalWorks and Group One have always been receptive to growth and change to fit our needs so we can progress and that has been very much appreciated. I would have to say the Group One has been fantastic and is the main reason that we are very happy with our choice of EMR. I would like to give Renzi Russell and especially Tara Carney much of the recognition they deserve for providing excellent customer service and a fantastic knowledge of their positions. Tara has been wonderful with all she does.

eClinicalWorks Review

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: eClinicalWorks is a great product but is pretty expensive so our smaller, one provider practices wouldn't be able to afford it. I know you get what you pay for, but it's unfortunate that it's so costly that a lot of providers won't even consider it for that reason.

Pros: It works great for large practices. The collection module works really well for our office, especially automatically uploading accounts to our collection agency. It has a huge amount of settings and options to chose from, which is great but can get overwhelming.

Cons: Customer service is always very prompt in their responses, but when they call it's very hard to understand them. Half the time the issue is not resolved because of communication problems.

Customers are NOT the number one PRIORITY

Feb 21, 2017
2/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Over all the system is easy to navigate. The look and feel of the product are very pleasing. If I could have my old, local technical support back, I would highly recommend this product, but due to the past 3 years of terrible customer and technical service, I'm reluctant to refer other clinics to this product.

Pros: Integrated system. Easy to maneuver from the front office to back office features. Many new enhancements over the past 10 years. "Trying" to stay up to date with moving target of healthcare.

Cons: Technical support is lacking immensely. The techs are more concerned about closing your "help desk ticket" than really helping you solve your issues. eCW states they are a Meaningful Use Certified EHR but have left their existing customers of almost 10 years in the dust when they discovered a programming error. Now clinics will be penalized 3% in Medicare payments in 2018. Report features are lacking. As of recently, they nickel and dime you for every new feature, upgrade, and/or request, such as interfaces, customized reports for all the government mandated programs, enhanced dashboards, etc. Communication with their customers, or lack there of, is very frustrating. eCW believes posting critical information on a website is "sufficient enough." When you're going to shut down the entire system for 3 days with no access or you tell your customers they're meeting meaningful use and then 7 days before the end of the reporting period eCW "discovers" their system is NOT reporting right, this should be important enough information to communicate directly to the customers, right? Nope, eCW posts the information on their website and "hopes" you log in a read the paragraph in a timely manner. NOT acceptable in my eyes. Mountains of improvement in customer service.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would really research other products before choosing eCW. The program is great, but the technical support and training, which you pay a lot of money for are quite frankly terrible!

Great features, poor support and follow through

Apr 25, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Support is what would drive me away from this product. Implementation project management and installation is very good. Post implementation and project management is inconsistent and poorly managed within the company.

Pros: Good readability. Results management is effective, and the integration with patient portal eleinunsted the need for calling patients about normal values. Patient portal and integrated online billing is convenient and well received by patients.

Cons: Medication management is challenging. Preventative measures are difficult to manage. They are scattered throughout the EMR without a true home for everything. The alerts functions don't reflect quality measure compliance.

Fantastic software, and makes medical billing very easy!

Jun 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This software has a very user friendly interface, and is easy to navigate. The ability to view EOBS directly on a claim, leave claim specific notes to that claim and the easiness to balance out a claim/ patient balance makes it very pleasant to use as a medical biller. The scheduler tool is also very easy to use and is easy on the eyes. Overall it is a great software, and I would highly recommend it.

Cons: The software's reports are difficult to view since the changes made about a year ago. They require you to open an outside reporting website via internet explorer, and re-log in with your eClinical credentials. The way the system was prior to this, made it capable to generate reports within the EMR system. Just so you are aware, the support team is located over seas, and can be difficulty to reach at times.

Recommendations to other buyers: Evaluate what your specific needs are in an EMR/EHR/Billing Software. The accessibility and ease of use definitely put this product ahead of other programs. The cost may seem excessive, but worth it in the end. I recommend making a pros and cons list before selecting a software.

eClinicalWorks -

Jul 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: eClinicalWorks serves our needs as a non-profit community health center. We have two internal employees who are eCW experts and remain up to date on all features, new releases, upgrade options, etc. Our success with eCW is that we have internal employees to turn to instead of relying on external customer service to assist us when we encounter an issue.

Pros: eClinicalWorks is fairly comprehensive, allowing us to customize template options and choose which features we want to utilize.

Cons: The upgrades for certain features, like the patient portal, are slow to be released. We have been told for years that an upgrade is on its way, but there is no release date and no further update.

Great System

Feb 21, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Comments: If users are willing to use to full capabilities, this system is great! Reduce time needed for outgoing referrals, no more need for the receptionist to make patient reminder calls. ECW is geared to really work with your patients. Patient reminder calls, text when RX's are sent to the pharmacy, patient recall is great for our pediatric office. It is much easier to contact our patients that are grouped into ages for needed visits and vaccines.

Pros: ECW flows well from health management to practice management

Cons: Customer service knowledge of what a physician's office needs, is lacking

Recommendations to other buyers: If it all possible, close your clinic for training, at least half days for the week ECW is on site for go live

EClincal Works the good and the bad

Feb 21, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Comments: I have worked on Eclinical Works for several years, the product is not very user-friendly and the technical support is horrible, to say the least as you have to create a ticket and wait until they call you back and the connection is terrible and the language barrier is really bad.

Pros: EClinical Works is one of the best Billing Softwares the tracking mechanisms for claims are second to none and the ability to interface with labs and other Softwares helps to make the doctor's office run a lot smoother.

Cons: The tech support is horrible and the software goes offline often and the price

Recommendations to other buyers: Research the software get all of the pros and cons

10 years on eCW

Oct 03, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: eClinicalWorks is very intuitive and easy to use. Overall, it is an excellent EMR and PM software product that is full of the latest EMR features, which makes seeing patients and running a medical practice highly efficient. The customization and interface capabilities have also been a big bonus with eCW. It is also great value for the cost. In our 10 years on eCW, we have never had a price increase for our annual maintenance costs, and over that time frame, eCW even added 24x7 support at no extra cost (even for routine tech support issues). Also, none of our three lab interfaces or two radiology interfaces have cost us a dime. Additionally, eCW has been great at keeping up with all the Meaningful Use requirements and making it easy to attest for our Meaningful Use bonus (at no extra cost to us).

Cons: There is nothing that I dislike, but if I had to list anything, it would be that eCW offers so many features and options that I could see a new user potentially being a little overwhelmed by all these capabilities, although that's not really a bad thing when you think about it.

Recommendations to other buyers: Definitely compare different EMRs for their documentation, efficiency, customization, and interface capabilities, as well as all the features they offer, and the costs for implementing and maintaining the EMR. Most likely, you will find eCW to be the top choice. I have multiple friends on other EMRs that have seen me use eCW and have told me that if changing EMRs was not so burdensome, they would definitely switch over to eCW.

ECW is all in one scheduler, EMR and billing system

Aug 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What i like most is that you can do everything you need with one software: schedule, EMR and create claims. ECW can be tailored to fit individual needs.

Cons: There is not much that I do not like about ECW. I use it for scheduling and billing for a mental health office and the only problem that we have come across is that we can only select primary, secondary or tertiary for an insurance plan but for mental health we bill managed care plans which are different than medical plans.

Overall: The benefit of using ECW is that it is an all in one software: scheduling, billing and EMR.

eCW hates clinicians

May 04, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Notes are typed, so they are legible.

Supposedly, the billing function is useful,however, my group does not use this.

Cons: -Very slow to startup, and uses a lot of resources on your desktop computer

-Too many clicks

-Too easy to make mistakes and lose work (where did my 5 paragraph note go?!)

-Not easy to customize

-eCW often generates medical errors

-interface is terrible--why can I only see 5 lines of typed text at a time? Why are there 5 buttons on a view that are all labeled the same thing? (No...use the "scan" button in the upper left,not the lower right)

--too many mandatory fields that are not relevant (I just want to see his past vitals...I don't want to enter a pain score right this second...)

--low quality document and photo uploads (I think that's a wound...but it's so pixelated)

--Easy to lose formatting in templates (if you click here, it's ok, but if you click over there, then all hell breaks loose)

--Anything that is not done in a billable visit has to be done in a telephone encounter

--E prescribe module is difficult to use and not consistent. (Sometimes you can type in a box, sometimes you have to click on a little number pad, the options for prescribing are in a weird order (alphabetical, ordinal), complex dosing, like a prednisone taper cannot be done.)

Overall: My notes can be seen and read outside of a paper chart. Other than that, not much

Clinic Review

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The software is very easy to navigate through. This program offers a ton of training videos. The help is great as well, you can place work orders threw the system of there is the option of live feed back (online chatting). I have used this several times.

Cons: Not everything is black and white. I find it more useful to ask for help instead of trying to find it in the videos because there are so many and you can get lost.

Overall: overall, I feel its a great system and I would recommend it.

The Best EHR on the Market

Oct 03, 2014
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We love the cloud product and have been using it for nearly 9 years. I have not worried about a server backup or hardware upgrade for our production system in many, many years. We enjoy exceptional uptime and lots of cool features for everything from charge capture to population health management to HCC RAF capture. We have 17,000 web enabled patients, 5,000 of whom are logging in at least once per month. This has really helped reduce phone volume and increase continuity. Many of them are using the product on their smart phones to coordinate and understand their care. The eBO product delivers interesting, customizable, and actionable reporting.

Cons: As with all EHRs, they have been in rapid cycle deployment since 2008, as dictated by the federal government. This has resulted in some bugs and some delays in clinical development while the arcane and pretentious directives of the Meaningful Use program are achieved.

Recommendations to other buyers: If I were jumping in again for primary care, I would choose eClinicalWorks again. It may be that some software is easier to use out of the box, but eClinicalWorks is agile and can be adapted to our ever-changing marketplace in a shorter time to market. For example, providers were asked to do the opposite of HCC coding when the pre-existing condition problem existed with medical insurance. Now we are asked to be very specific to support ACO and value-based payment models, and eCW can be quickly customized to achieve this goal.

Great User friendly EMR & Billing software

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Great product and very user friendly.

Pros: eClinical Works is a very user friendly electronic medical record and billing software that can be a great asset for any physician office no matter what the specialty.

Cons: The only issue that I have encountered when using this electronic medical record software is that there is a standard drop down "filing" system but you can always design your own should you not want all of the folders to drop documents into.

Best EHR that I have use

Feb 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I helped start up eClinicalworks at the office that I worked at. They were extremely helpful (I worked with other EHR products that were not as helpful). It was easy learning the front end and the back end. I had little trouble doing templates. I would recommend this program to everyone. I do not have any relationship with this company except work at a different office than what I work today .

Pros: Everything it was easy to learn and it was easy to teach patients how to connect to it.

Cons: Nothing

Recommendations to other buyers: If you get this program you'll like it.

Outdated EMR

Dec 07, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to navigate with the emr, from scheduling patients, e prescribing, sending electronic faxes and inputting patient referral and insurance documents.

Cons: Lots of bugs and errors on emr software and poor technical support.

Overall: Eclicinalworks emr software has lots of bugs and errors. Technical support often times can't figure out the errors and would take a week to resolve the issues. Also have hard time understanding the technical support with pronounciations.

fantastic practice management software that is customizable to any healthcare practice

Jul 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customizable. Choices of software resellers with high levels of support. Resellers have the opportunity to provide practices with teams of A/R support.

Cons: May be complicated to some practices that are not experienced with how PM systems work. There are many options to customize that may not be fully understood when onboarding.

Overall: Fantastic reimbursement ability depending on customization and training of users.

Sever side HTTPS security needs work.

May 15, 2016
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Nice clean easy to use UI for appointments, prescriptions, and lab results.

Cons: I have tested the eClinicalworks web service urls on ssllabs.com. The cipher security is not exactly up to par for medical applications. First of all it does not default to the second newest version of TLS (1.1) for those who can't use TLS 1.2. Instead it skips down to TLS 1.0, a version with well known vulnerabilities to a BEAST attack. Although the BEAST vulnerability is server-side mitigated, client side vulnerabilities are still possible. Also the server is set to prefer 128 bit encryptions over 256 encryptions. I understand that 128 bit encryption of RC4 and various others only recently became deprecated. Since their web blog is talking about server side updates for the application I hope they are working to resolve those issues. But the fact they make the backwards compatibility immediately skip down to TLS 1.0 is questionable. Maybe for compatibility with external services that still rely on TLS 1.0?

Recommendations to other buyers: Just because a lock symbol shows up left of your browser's url does not automatically mean it is secure. Use ssllabs.com for any website you trust with confidential information such as banking, medical, insurance, accounting, legal etc. For those that don't understand the technical jargon behind the tests, a nice easy to read letter grade is provided to give a good glimpse of the product's quality of security. Otherwise in the mean time, avoid public Wifi hotspots when using this product. Also avoid using forms that support HTML without clearing your cookies for this product first. Also avoid questionable hyperlinks.

Practice Manager

Jul 25, 2018
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: They need to simplify

Pros: It has potential to be great it has many features and can be helpful. It is only for large companies with many staff whom only do one job. Small companies do not benefit from this software

Cons: tech support is not there and they have to much going on with software and way to many clicks for doctors. They need to develop a way to fit small business.

Good EMR

Aug 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall a good EMR/billing

Pros: User friendly and easy to train new employees on. The integrated fax makes putting documents into charts really easy. Employees can get pretty much everything done then I just need to look it over for accuracy and can sign off easily

Cons: Tech support can be a pain. They often call you back an hour later and can be difficult to understand

Robust system

Jun 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: They are constantly innovating, adding new features regularly. Online scheduling system is great because it allows patients to schedule directly without human input. It runs in any device Mac or PC and is cloud based.

Cons: They used to have a poor support team but since 2012 it has been very good and highly responsive.

Overall: It makes seeing and documenting patient data easy.

EClinicalworks

Nov 03, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to navigate

Cons: new updates are not always the best in workflow

Overall: eCLINICAL works is a medical records software program that our practice has been using since 2009. We were part of a pilot program that presented us with the medical records portion as well as an interface with a billing software. We have had a few issues over the years with upgrades etc...but ecw is always very helpful in working out the "bugs" and making it smooth in these transitions.

Oct 15, 2012
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am part of a three-person, multispecialty group that began using eClinicalWorks as part of a package from Group 1 Health Source which provided the EMR licensing as part of its billing package. Overall a good move. The telephone messaging system works very well, allowing for preset and ad lib orders of medications, labs, and imaging. Laboratory order tracking in our office has improved markedly. The visit summary, which includes a medicine list at the end of each visit has been well received by our patients. The capacity to send a medical summary to the emergency room or not a physician, or for the patient's own records has been extremely well received. That being said, we find this program labor-intensive to begin use. Templates are somewhat difficult to develop. The viewing areas for one's HPI, medicine list, and other prose boxes for typed /pre-typed/ dictated material are very limited. I am sure that this system would provide more, but like so many of us, the time to teach yourself to excell with this program, after just learning enough to get by, is a steep order. Re: tech support, there are distinct individuals that are spot on and really know the system:they are fantastic. However the majority of the technical support is not US-based, and their most common reaction is to provide you a workaround and not a solution. We have been using the system for two years and may end up using it as part of a larger organization. Albeit I have critiques of the system, however I have heard HORROR STORIES about other systems. All things being said, I would prefer using the system again above others that I've seen and heard about.

ECW is making so many enhancements to the software it is diffecult to keep up with all of them.

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I would like more and specific training on how to make things easier in the software for the providers to make their lives easier.

Pros: How they treat there customers, they really listen to what we need and what in the software so they keep making enhancements every day.

Cons: Training with English speaking trainers on specific things that would help us get better at using the software

They have lousy financial department and very unprofessional

Jul 09, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: They have also federal government penalty for charging unnecessary and still they have same practice. They try to bully the physicians and as it affects patient care, we are helpless and they do unethical way to extract money.

Pros: Not very friendly and what they say does not show in the program. Not a very good program and will not recommend

Cons: Very smart in collecting money. They complain for invoice and I showed the proof of payment and now they come up with other invoice. They discontinue my support and it affects my patient's care.

Not super inuitive

Dec 05, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The featured I like most about eCW is the telephone encounters. It makes it very easy to document calls and quick interactions. I also like that you can timestamp your notes which is helpful when you're playing phone tag with a patient.

Cons: It looks like 8 different developers worked on this system. It can be very difficult to train staff on eCW because it seems like there are 3 different ways to get to each task and every time I'm in the system I find a new one. In my opinion, it's not a very intuitive system. I also find it very difficult to build and use templates. There is a lot of clicking needed to get where you're going.

Terrible, Poor problem management

Jan 11, 2018
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Honestly, I dread being on the phone with their IT department. It can take several days for their IT to call back when your system is down or completely slowed. They also take no responsibility for minor glitches in the system. They say "well, it looks like we do not see it here" yet you reported it for 5 times, they still do not acknowledge that it's a problem or do anything to prevent it in the future. Their communication is also very poor. We use some ipads in our clinic, with the ipad upgrade, they did not inform us that it will disable many features of ECW and completely slow it down. When they were able to fix this problem, we were not notified of the changes either. Honestly, there's such terrible communication with this company. They outsource their calls to people that do not have clinical knowledge and it's frustrating to explain EVERY single step every single time. Their multiple clicks just to be able to complete a task is also extremely inefficient. There's just so many frustrating aspects of this system. MOST IMPORTANTLY, if you think they will transfer your old data over correctly. They are lying!!!!

Pros: It has the ability to send messages to patients by using voice features built into the system.

Cons: If your fax, progress note, or any problem occurs. It takes them weeks to fix. What is most frustrating is that their IT department does NOT try to resolve your problem but find excuses to close the case. Most of the time, I can't even understand what the engineer is saying. Mainly because they send me information that is almost entirely numbers, related to their system. Without having proper training, how would someone be able to understand that. What's even more frustrating is if you have problems with their interface with lab, they expect you to contact the lab company yourself and figure out what it is they need.

Popular EHR for Physician Practices

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lots of features and ease of use

Good template creating method

Good overall functionality

Cons: Poor efficiency

Too many clicks

Poor customer service overall

Lots of downtime

Slow and clunky

Overall: Overall, lots of functionality but slow and clunky - feel like it inhibits a provider from seeing lots of patients because of the burden of slowing down documentation.

Not for everyone but has some bright spots

Oct 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Leadership team for the company is great and seem to know where they want to go.

Pros: Great for pulling out data analytics and helping you find groups of patients. Quality Improvement people should love it.

Cons: Not always intuitive for the end user. Not structured to help you remember all the elements you want to include in your documentation.

The best EMR system I have ever used. Very user friendly!

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is so easy to navigate through schedules, charts, messages, and screens. You rarely have to backtrack through patient charts. Communication with staff is simple. The program is fast and easy to understand which we all need in our busy lives!

Overall: fast and simple review of multiple schedules and thousands of patients.

have used in clinic, trained, built and supported users on software

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: variety of ways to navigate and accomplish tasks. variety of features and more constantly being added to meet the changing needs of health care providers.

Cons: somewhat inconsistent in methodolgy - ie, some places have drop down boxes, while others have ellipse, etc. would be nice to have some consistentcy.

eClinicalWorks

Oct 19, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This is another EMR system we use in one of our clinics. It has all you need for a patient chart and it's not too expensive, compared to other EMRs.

Cons: It's definitely one of my least favorites, as it is clunky and not too user-friendly. I had a hard time finding certain functions, and there's a lot of clicking involved to get one chart in. Customer support isn't great and training takes forever.

Overall: Not my favorite, as I had a hard time performing even the simplest of tasks.

Comments: If I were you, I would look at other emr. If you are looking for a mobile app, get pmd sof

Oct 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Comments: If I were you, I would look at other emr. If you are looking for a mobile app, get pmd soft. It is amazing and reliable and all of our 50+ doctors were happy with it. Our change to eCW was made by our executive office and not by physicians choice. As a physician, I can tell you this app and the EMR in general is a poorly done one.

Cons: Cons: The mobile app is a joke. I can't believe this company is not embarrassed at the poor quality product they have developed. The eCW mobile app should be banned. We are loosing money by using it. Not reliable at all. Omg, it is so bad I don't even know where to start

Worked a cardiologist on this program. It was a little awkward not understanding the wording.

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The program was decent, it had a weird way of helping code. Also a lot of detailed information in the system.

Cons: You couldn't print the details information you needed. They all referred to certain buttons as jelly beans. It was hard to make any person take that seriously when working with new providers.

Poorly developed product, poor support, nothing good to say

Sep 10, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The idea of web visits. Although it took several weeks and several support members to get it working.

Cons: the program was so compartmentalized...each individual only knew about their part. One would spend weeks troubleshoot an error to find out that another had not turned on the feature. The system is too complicated for those that programmed their parts! I then after approximately one year decided to transition to a more user friendly emr...this process was just as problematic. They sent a disc that was not in the format needed and then refused to change it and refused to allow the new emr company to access the emr. We were told to download it in the format ourselves...when we tried, we had been disabled from doing so. We called to gain access from the project manager...again on hold for 45 minutes. Still waiting for a call back. Note that they are expecting pay for this 5th world emr while we transition. These people have unfair business practices and have been fined and sued repeatedly by the Department of Justice. Now I'm being held hostage paying for a suboptimal emr that has done nothing but caused me grief.

Overall: NOTHING !!!!! RUN LIKE HELL AS FAST AS YOU CAN IN ANOTHER DIRECTION.

Terrible EMR

May 24, 2018
1/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Terrible, terrible EMR. Don't buy it, I beg you. I'm taking early retirement from my group in large part because of this program.

Pros: I honestly like almost nothing about eCW. My practice switched from a fairly basic but very functional EMR (SRS Health) to eCW about a year ago. It has been an unmitigated disaster. The training was terrible, the support slow to respond generally and the user experience unbelievably frustrating. I've wasted so much time clicking around trying to complete the most basic tasks it makes me want to cry. If forced to pick a pro, I'd say...actually I can't think of anything. I hate it.

Cons: 1. Illogical workflow. I could go on a long time about this but I don't have room. 2. The web version and desktop version are significantly different so if you go home to finish notes, which I have to do almost every night, you have to remember to do many tasks two different ways. Here's one frustrating difference. You can fax prescriptions from the desktop version but can not from the web version which means if I have a controlled substance to send in I have to wait until the next day when I get back to the office and can use the desktop version. 3. There are too many other cons to list. They are mostly numerous little things that slowly drive you mad. Morale at our office has been terrible since we changed to eCW.

Overall g great system for a small practice.

Oct 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great for a small practice

Pros: Great EHR system, very easy to verify insurance. Patients demographics. Appointment setting are color coded so easy to identify what procedure the patient is their for.

Cons: Small memo box. Sometimes it is hard to get customer technical support on the phone in case of issues

EClinical

Dec 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Great for scheduling and basic functions. The color coding by provider is very useful.

Cons: Takes a lot of clicks to get to where you want to go and system does crash a bit more than what I think is acceptable.

Overall: Some good points such as billing and scheduling, but overall could use some changes.

Good program, to many key strokes

Jul 16, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: I really like the front office, back office end of it. We use eClinical Works for everything in our office. the scheduling is very user friendly.

Cons: Not a good billing system. way to many key strokes and takes way longer to do most things then I would like it to do.

great software will need improvement to make it easy for documentation.

Apr 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Needs a lot of improvement to make it easier to use

Pros: well organized. makes us to be completely paper less. It is great with customer service on response time as well

Cons: too much clicks and takes a long time to write rx. It has been cumbersome to navigate from one section of chart to the other.

Eclinical works for Family Medicine Practice

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have used this EMR for approx 15 years and decided to continue with it 2 years ago when I decided to open a new practice independently.

Pros: Support, cost, has everything you need and reasonably simple

Cons: Hard to tailor to my specific needs, Have to build your own templates, eliminating unneeded items/features difficult

Labor-intensive

Dec 12, 2016
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have often wondered about the popularity of ECW. After all, I think there are many better systems out there, it lacks many necessary features and it is not cheap. I believe ECW owes its success to a good sales team, and to the fact that potential users think: if it is adopted by so many users, it must be good. In big corporations, the decisions are made by administrators, not by physicians, and the former are not well attuned to the negative aspects of the software. Due to the nature of this software requiring website re-direction each time you order anything, there is a 3-4 second lag time that occurs every other click, and that adds up to a lot of wasted time at the end of the day. Windows cannot be minimized, and you cannot simply insert your cursor and start typing in a section of the chart. Therefore, if you are in the middle of writing your HPI and the patient asks you about her lab result, you have to x out of several windows, check labs and then re-open several windows, adding to as many as 13-14 clicks, and a major interruption of the workflow. The upgrade to version 10 was disastrous. Customer support is horrible. Interface with the hospital system (Cerner), with the labs and with Sure-Scripts is awful. There are many aspects that could be improved if there was any willingness on the part of their programmers to get better, but I think they take their popularity as an indication that they are doing well. The lab review process is cumbersome. When I have lab results for one patient that I want to review and post to the note, it takes me an average of 21 clicks. Rx eligibility is dysfunctional. Saving medications as favorites has not been working since the "upgrade". The conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 was poorly managed. Our institution uses a separate office management software, with a lot of redundancy and poor interface.

Pros: Macros and order sets. The form of the finished note looks nice.

Cons: Everything else (see above)

Recommendations to other buyers: Stay away and dare to think differently. Just because everyone you know orders it does not mean you have to.

We have been using ECW for about 5 years.

Jul 11, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Comments: Overall performance is par with cost.

Pros: It's very inexpensive compared to other ehr companies. It is fragmented compared to other companies.

Cons: Support would be good if they could speak English. It is hard to understand what they are saying and equally hard for them to understand.

I use eCW at my current position in healthcare. It is our electronic health record.

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about eCW is the versatility of the software and ease of finding what you need to find in the patient chart.

Cons: What I like least about the software is that there are a lot of clicks that have to be made to get to your destination.

Ease of use

Jun 16, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It provides all quality measures needed for MIPS and tries to improve ease of use. Accesing an software engineering is difficult.

Cons: It requires a lot of clicks to review information and fixing a problem is not easy with their ticket triaging.

One of the worst EMR's

Apr 27, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Not intuitive/user friendly

Doesn't multitask, can't open multiple windows at the same time, have to click too many times

Slow, freezes often

Has multiple glitches: particular one is with medications-when choosing a med for a diagnosis, somehow defaults to another diagnosis, so end up prescribing a med for an unrelated diagnosis; finding meds is not easy

Overall: I work within a medical group of 2-300 practitioners. I have been using the eCW for close to two years, and am having headaches everyday. Not very intuitive, and hard to navigate. Too many clicks. It can't multitask, i. e. can't open multiple windows at the same time. Have to click too many times to move to a different section, then come back to where you were previously, then end up having to go back because I forgot what I just saw(oops, that would be my fault...). I was using Allscripts before joining the current practice, and was complaining about it back then; now I would go back to Allscripts any minute. It's interesting to see how the users in the management side seem to love it, but for the practitioners like me, "Run, don't walk away from it" sums it up nicely.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't choose this one! I can't believe I spent half an hour to write this review(and to read others) when I have tons of notes to write; just goes to show how passionately I loathe this EMR

Easy to use

Jan 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simplistic layout and mutily templates that staff of different levels and licensing are able to effectively work.

Cons: More options needed for the protection of behavioral health notes and increased option for the behavioral health staff.

Bate and switch

Sep 15, 2016
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
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Pros: I had a horrible time getting the product up and running. We continued to complain and help was very slow, if any for a lot time. The service has improved but I would still not recommend this product.

Cons: I wish I had recorded the sale person who demonstrated the product. The program he used look different from what I have. In addition, my receptionist took one of their webinar courses and stated that it was a waste of time as the program they used was more user friendly than what we were given. I have to agree. I complained to the company about this issue. I feel I was given an order version of the program demonstrated yet they deny this. In addition, I picked this emr over another because I was promised it included telemedicine as well as medical dragon. I purchased the more costly of the two plans offered which was listed as comprehensive and included "Nuance dragon" only to be took after I signed the contract and complained that telemedicine was extra. It is not listed in my contract but I understood "comprehensive package" as included it rather than the basic package. The Nuance dragon I am told is "Nuance like" If I want the real nuance medical dragon I have to pay for it myself. The emr went live in the middle of May, yet it was not functional until late July, I was made to pay for it the whole time because the patient registration portion which was the only usable part of the emr was being used. Forget the fact that billing and patient notes was not functional. For the aggravation I was given only one month credit.

Recommendations to other buyers: I wanted to have EMR up from the beginning of opening my practice. I tell my colleagues DO NOT RUSH IT. Stay on paper until you find a good EMR. There is a big fee for canceling the product. In addition, if possible, I HIGHLY recommend you video tape the demonstration and obtain what is included and what is extra cost. I personally asked if telemedicine and Nuance medical dragon was included at least twice during my demonstration and was assured it was. Bottom line, the sale person is like a car salesman. He trying to make the sale, that is how he makes his living. He will say anything to make the sale. GET IT ON TAPE!

eCW experience

Mar 29, 2016
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Very easy to use and powerful front end. IF the product is set up correctly.

Cons: Interoperability is challenging. Since the back end is proprietary, connecting to standard interface engines is challenging. Support for FIHR, HL7 or IHE profiling (or OMOP) MUST involve the company. The company is difficult to deal with when you want to port your data using these tools. It is possible, but very expensive and very time consuming

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure that you set up everything perfectly first. decide what files you want to share, which ones you don't. decide what your level of patient engagement is going to be eventually, not just for today. Once you perform setup, it is next to impossible to change your mind later.

lots of information and useful options but tabs are confusing to navigate

Dec 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: * overwhelming amount of information and options

*secure communication line with health care provider

*ability to attach documents to messages

* great interface with other lab information system

Cons: * login timeout could be extended

* home screen is unnecessarily detailed; a simple tab should have been enough to enhance navigation

*a mobile app with secure login option could be useful for those away from the work computer

Overall: every lab platform i have worked with are organized in tab format and have thus enhanced my and my colleagues' user experience

It is a very robust system and relatively easy to navigate

Sep 14, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is not a cookie cutter application. There are multiple ways to complete different task. You are able to find the workflow that fits best into your routine.

Cons: Their primary customer service is on the East Coast and I am on Pacific time. When an issue arises on a Friday afternoon, it is challenging to contact the vendor for an quick resolution. Occasionally their developers are slow to respond.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ensure the software can meet the needs of the client and handle the volume in the clinic. Make sure it is a well rounded application that could support other devices outside the clinic. Determine how responsive is their Project Management team and Support when corresponding with the vendor.

eClinicalWorks Review

Oct 26, 2014
2/5
Overall

1.5 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Read this review as a warning if you are considering eCW.

Cons: My brother asked me to step in as emergency manager of his primary care medical practice in San Francisco in 2009 (my background is tech startups). He's an internist and was salutatorian of his UCSF med school class, so he's a smart guy, even in a room full of smart guys. And he's extremely hard-working. His partner chose eClinicalWorks for their 2-doctor practice. What was their experience? First: it was extremely, and they had to make regular payments to keep using it, so when they got into financial trouble, this was one bill they had to pay, every time, because if they didn't, eCW could literally shut off the software and shut down their practice. That happened once, and then I made sure it did not happen again until we closed the doors (I was there 6 months, the last one spent actually shutting the practice down and helping my brother file Chapter 7). Second: eCW's company culture, like that of almost all software companies (again, my background is high tech) is to over-promise and under-deliver. The company has absolutely no skin in the game. They do not have to actually make their software useful to you in order to get paid, and they don't care if their system is actually helping you run your practice; they only want to get paid. Third: the software was overly complicated to use. The training was inadequate and not a priority for the vendor, and all the training was at an additional cost. This is a joke; the training should have been comprehensive, extensive, and free. I think the support staff probably needed about 3-4 times as much formal training as they received. They universally disliked the software, mainly because they felt it was overly complicated and not intuitive.

Recommendations to other buyers: Shop around. I would find another solution if I were you.

EClinical works is a windows based program that is good for PCP offices

Aug 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The windows based model of the software makes it very easy to navigate and intuitive to learn. There are a wide variety of functions that would apply to many medical offices. The access is reliable and few problems are had when using it.

Cons: There are so many features that it can be overwhelming to train new staff. There are more than one way to get the same thing accomplished so this can be confusing at times. It looks a little bit cluttered but overall my staff is able to navigate it.

Nice schedule format for multiple doctors in one screen

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can easily see multiple doctors schedules in various colors depending on the type of procedure/visit and can easily identify by color when confirmed/cancelled or reschedules

Cons: The graphics are a bit dated, could use an update on color quality and font but still gets you all the information you need

Overall: Easily access all patient records in a clean, organized tree format

the EMR is excellent and customer friendly

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: all features easy to use, excellent customer service , great follow up from the eclinical works team.

Overall: One major benefit is the help with the MIPS/PQRS Medicare incentive from the eClinicalworks team.

Eclinical overview

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: High level practice manage system for large practices.

Pros: This software has a wide range of options for medical practices. There are many functions available. Support always follows up on any tickets/issues.

Cons: Can't always understand the customer service reps or techs due to a language barrier and I feel rude always asking them to repeat themselves.

Great Software

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: For a clinic EMR system it's great. They stay up to date with all of CPT codes and Diagnosis made my billing life easy as well as all the neat features. Great system

Great Format

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: eClinicalWorks has a great format and is very user-friendly. Our practice escribes alot of prescription so the unlimited flat price is great, too.

Cons: So far, there are no big cons for eClinical. It would be nice to add a messaging feature instead of an email system to send messages.

Vendor Response

by eClinicalWorks on February 12, 2018

Hi Tracy, thank you for your review! Great to hear that your experience with eClinicalWorks has been good for your practice. I noticed you mentioned a messaging feature so I'm curious if you're using Messenger today to contact your patients by text, phone, and email. If you'd like to learn more about eClinicalWorks Messenger, we have some resources on our eCW users blog you might find helpful http://www.grouponehealthsource.com/eclinicalworks-users-blog

eclinicals review

Nov 13, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: its ok compared to other emr's

Pros: It has a lot of features which can be very useful. However, learning how to use it is another issue.

Cons: The system does not have a help button where you can just key in a word and it gives you instructions on how to go about it. You have to refer to technical support each time.

I work with ECW in health records and for the most part I find it to be a wonderful source.

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is broad and offers many features such as billing, patient scheduling and appointments, referrals, medical records of all patients charts, and is set up nicely.

Cons: It is complicated at times and there is a lot to it, so much that it can take years to be comfortable using it.

Overall: I work with it so I need it for my job.

ECLINICAL WORKS FOR PATIENT CARE

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: GREAT FEATURES! ECLINICAL WORKS OFFERS PROVIDERS AS WELL AS MEDICAL STAFF MEMBERS TO SEE EVERYTHING AT A GLANCE AS WELL AS THE ANATOMY!

Medical Biller

Apr 12, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Didn't go down often, like other medical software's.

Cons: N/A

Overall: Some of the features were difficulty to maneuver around. Not a user friendly system. Hard to train new medical practices.

Recommendations to other buyers: No

All around EHR

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Task system, marking documents, and workflow are all very intuitive and laid out nicely for you on the screen.

Cons: They recently got sued for inaccurate medical records which I believe they have fixed thus far. Reporting is a little wonky too, but once you learn the software then it works well.

Good intentions, poor execution

Jul 20, 2017
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: They have built a lot of functionality in different spaces (online appointments, check-in kiosk, patient portal, patient messaging, etc.).

Cons: If there are more than a few sites or providers in your practice, they are likely not for you. They can't handle volume or scale, many processes are extremely manual. Their support is some of the worst I have ever experienced. Tier 1 support personnel do nothing but read from their user manuals, and escalations can take days or weeks. We had substantial problems that persisted for years that regardless of how many times we talked to eCW CEO & COO we saw no resolution. They simply couldn't handle our size (30+ clinics). It may look nice on the outside, but behind the scenes their products are a mess and unreliable.

Best system to use for billing I've come across so far.

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and understand. Easy to maneuver between claims and patient accounts. Easy to manage multiple active accounts.

Cons: The ease it is to delete anything in the system. Not being able to see who changed what in the system just the user who created it.

Great EMR and Billing combined into one

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: For a practice where you have a third party biller this is an amazing software. It is so nice to be able to pull progress notes, review charts, see scanned card copies. It makes billing so much easier when you have access to the patients chart!

Pros: That you can get to everything from one place or platform! I love that everything we need is all in one location.

Cons: That you have to use multiple different systems to get different reports like front end rejections. I prefer to have that all in one place.

Need extra employees to use this system

Jul 10, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: DO NOT GO WITH THIS!!!!

Pros: That is is cheap and you get what you pay for. I do like some of the billing features. Not many other pros

Cons: 1. had to hire staff for all the errors eclinical has. they do not have a support. when an issue comes up you have to leave a ticket, they call u 1 hour later and then your staff have to uses their time and their computer to be walked thru how to fix it. meaning each issue takes 2-3 hours of your staff time. nothing is simple. 2. we finished and went live on may 14 2018. NOTHING WAS LIVE!! 2 months later we still cannot get electronic prescriptions done. Non of my old emr imported, Non of the referring providers were in for 2 weeks. Try running a business with patients and no staff because your staff are on the phone with support. 3 their 5 days of trainer on site is a joke. That was an extra member who was on the phone the entire time fixing implementation issues. NO ONE GOT TRAINED> NOTHING WAS READY. oh and by the way i signed up in jan 2018 so i gave them 5 months to get all data and this together.......

inconsistently unreliable

May 28, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: the finished notes do look pretty, with data on the left hand margin, instead of a 7 page note ; but you better make sure the PCP or referring doctor is listed and "known" to the circle of care, or that also has to be manually entered

Cons: once again, I dictate, and it transcribes, and then I try to "scribe" it into a progress note, and it say "the request has times out"; this used to happen a lot, it went away, and now it is back; I have to manually type every note as of this moment. I end every note with the disclaimer that I would not recommend this product. I also thought I figured out how to cut and paste data from one part of my note to another, but that failed. Typing in a diagnosis under assessments is a joke, it will either not offer the correct diagnosis or only offer an unrelated diagnosis - so under PMH I have to manually type a correct/ exact diagnosis

Bad service

Sep 20, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Fed up with this company. Moving on.

Pros: Started with this company because of the reasonable cost and promising future. But they only grew worse as they get bigger not better. They recently settled on a law suit (you need to look it up yourself because you would not believe me as this is just a random online review). Do your due diligence and you will find out that this is not the company for you.

Cons: Bad support direct from India. A third of the time you can't understanding what they are saying. Another third they are trying to impress you with their "technical jargon" which is complete gibberish BS. The last third you are on hold while they find someone else who might be able to fix the problem.

eClinical is the most difficult program and company to work with.

Jul 12, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: I literally have nothing I like about this product. I have yet to have 1 good experience with the software or the people for support.

Cons: It takes multiple steps and clicks to do any simple task, the way everything works is backwards and makes no sense so it is difficult to train anyone on. If you need support, good luck... you have to put in a ticket and wait, wait, wait for someone to call you and tell you they can't help its a glitch in the system get the new upgrade, so you do which comes with a whole new set of problems that no one can help with because its a glitch in the system and we have to wait for a new version to be available to download. I could go on and on, but I sure you get the picture.

Good software , but need constant it involvement

Apr 04, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Up to date with industry Cqm simple procedure Macra updates are good Good customer service tech repsonse

Cons: Bad reports system Daily reports and daily queues not proper Appearance enhanced in v10, but with higher cost

eclinicals

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the fact that it is easy to access inasmuch as you can pretty much click everything you need.

Cons: I do not like the fact that eligibility is not populated automatically. I would prefer it if it had patient reminders as well.

I love that the software continues to innovate and improve yearly.

Sep 23, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3.5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I love that the software continues to innovate and improve yearly. The software allow our office to spend less time calling patients to confirm appointments, giving normal lab result calls, and letting patient know we sent their prescriptions. It allows us to review patient chart in a instance and chart quickly.

Cons: The call center staff sometimes has a heavy accent and its hard to understand them.

Recommendations to other buyers: Great software for private practice. it gives us everything we need.

eCW Review

Nov 03, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I've used eCW for approx. 4 years. I find the product to be user friendly with a great deal of customization available. It's easy to learn and the online tutorials are customized for the staff so everyone is trained in the modules they would use most. It's the best PM/EHR combination I've used in my medical career. Many EHRs don't have the PM component so you are forced to use two different systems. You get both with eCW.

Pros: Customization options

Cons: Tech support used to be based solely in India and trouble shooting a tech issue with the language barrier was very frustrating. I understand that has been resolved and tech support during business hours is based in the US.

Recommendations to other buyers: Go through the demo. Get your doctors to go through the demo. Get different staff to view as well. Admin staff are going to look at different things than clinical people as well as doctors and billing staff.

worst emr I have ever used

Aug 10, 2016
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: nothing

Cons: Very time consuming to prepare a high quality note. Have to open and close text boxes for everything, so too many clicks. Can't just start a new note and click in what you want. Can't create your own user lists, which are helpful for keeping track of certain populations.

Overall: I worked for a teaching clinic that came on board in 2011 with ecw. Horrible program, freezes, have to click in and out of multiple boxes, up to 80 clicks to finish a consult note, submit the bill, and delegate the note to the referring physician. Supposed to be okay for small practices, but awful for a teaching clinic with new learners coming in every month. In the system I had to use, you couldn't change the font size, which was tiny (font 9). So glad I am in a new job and get to use EPIC.

Capterra loader

perfectly adequate

Jun 09, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is easy to use and pretty intuitive. It's reasonably stable. Support is good, usually, and has been getting better over time.

Cons: Updates are literally terrible. I've lost count of the number of "quick patches" that turned into an 8 hour show of attempting manual workarounds consisting of manually re-registering DLL and OCX files and other janky fixes recommended by support.

Overall: Better than paper charts/records

eClinical

Nov 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Comments: After the initial set up, the use of the EHR is great. About average to train new employees and providers. The multitude of screens could likely be condensed, as it takes time to remember what to find where.

Pros: Dynamic EHR and practice management tool. Makes charting and billing easily used and trainable.

Cons: The cost of this product and the per provider licensing puts this EHR out of the running when you staff with PRN providers and mid -levels

The good and bad

Mar 09, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is somewhat easy to troubleshoot, easy to install. It works as a low-cost solution for smaller clinics.

Cons: Tech support is located overseas, which is to be expected in this industry. This product does not allow for customization, not all the feature the promised work. As of now, we are waiting for an open API. Like many of the other EHR companies have.

Great software

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very user friendly and has many options. Our office just started using the feature where patients can make their own appointments online!

Cons: If you add a note in the claim logs and want to go back to the patients chart it saves your log, even if you're not done typing.

Always recommend for small to medium practices

Oct 24, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I am a consultant who helps start practices. I always recommend eClinicalWorks for the low startup costs and ease of use. They have all of the implementations down to a science, and it is very easy to learn and implement.

Pros: It is very easy to learn, and billing administration and the billing process are both very easy and intuitive. Training is excellent.

Cons: I can't think of anything. Every system has things it cannot do that you wish it could, and eCW is no different in that regard. Even still, I believe it is the easiest and best value for the money.

Recommendations to other buyers: Start early, as the implementation schedule can be up to 14 weeks, and it is relatively inflexible. But at the end, you end up with a great product that you know how to use.

Love eClinicalWorks

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use! Easy to teach! Can add messages can fax, prescribe etc.. I would recommend this product to everyone

Cons: I don't really have any cons with this product. Even people who are not knowledgeable with an EMR system have an easy time learning it.

Expensive but the best software i have ever used

Oct 03, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Comments: I am using many billing softwares ( kareo, nuemd, eclinicalworks, emdeon). Out of all Eclinicalworks is expensive but it is so worthy!!! This is the best and easiest software i have ever used! It has everything! Its very easy to use! You can look up patients charts, do billing, collection, send bills, manage payments and so much more and you do not need any other additional programs. Costumer service is also very helpful and professional and you don't have to wait on the phone forever to speak to them

Cons: The product is 2-3 times more expensive then others like nuemd, advancedmd or emdeon. Once again its worthy but the price differs a lot from all other softwares

Recommendations to other buyers: If choosing between the softwares that i used, spend a little more money but definitely get eclinicalworks!!!

It's been a money loser for us

May 10, 2014
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: There's very little I like. It provides the very basics for getting the patient out the door and general billing.

Cons: I have been using and developing EMR software since its inception. I even wrote my own EMR version using Microsoft Office Access in the mid-1990s. The sales pitch is not made to the clinical user who does all the input but to the back office manager who keeps regular hours, does not see patients, and does not take calls. They make a fancy pitch on how they can make the business part of the medical office run easier and can save time for the office manager. Then they charge extra for the clinical part to run easier. I used to be able to see 30 patients a day; one day I even saw 52. Now it is a real struggle to see 15. The Rx function is a real time consumer. I need to look up what I want to do in my MPR, and then, if I am lucky, translate it into ECW speak. The ICD-9 codes do not match what is commonly used in the majority of other ICD-9 descriptors. I can find a better ICD-9 description of my diagnosis using Google.

Recommendations to other buyers: The exam room is where you service the patients and address their needs. With this EMR, a clinician spends most of the time and attention on eCW and not the patient. I am of the philosophy that in the exam room, the patient deserves 100% of your attention. With this EMR, there is no way that can happen. It is only a matter of time before mistakes will be made. When looking at an EMR, a clinical provider needs to keep the patient first and foremost. Speed, efficiency, reliability, and error-free confidence are what counts.

Pretty efficient

May 13, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I Like eClinicalWorks because it is easy to navigate from one task to another if you know exactly where to go. There's many ways that you can open up different tasks you don't have to go to especially to docs to be able to scan which is really helpful at times. As well as not having to close your page to check another patient.

Cons: I don't like from eClinicalworks when you put a message that the patient just wants on their chart it has to be assigned to someone directly and has to be reviewed. I also don't like how people can easily make a double chart for patients even though it does pick it up later but then most of the work has been done put in.

Recommendations to other buyers: eClinical is very handy but of course like any other product people need advice to help it out my opinion. I think it be best if there was a place for just notes from the patient a place where you can log example: patient called will be late this would give better access to others faster communication. As well as not being able to start a new chart until you have put in the search box the name that way it can be checked if existing and started if it is not in charts.

Bad customer service and support

Mar 02, 2017
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Comments: Average EMR software , not better but not worse that the others

Pros: It can work if you invest time in learning. They are really good in sending you a bill and reminding you about late charges

Cons: Absolutely horrible customer service. Requests and orders are not answered. Multiple people, who just plain do not understand you, do not care what you need Shady business practices, difficult to cancel services, dishonest account managers. Wasted hours of my time trying to get answers and solution to very basic questions and requests