Just gave a call to eClinicalWorks regarding the announcement last week in the WSJ that they will be the standard EMR for all of Wal-Mart’s retail clinics. Was looking to get more background on the deal and what it might mean to eClinicalWorks going forward as follow-on to my post last week. They gave me a rather curt response stating that any such inquiries must be taken up with Wal-Mart. Appears that the leak by the WSJ was a surprise for them.
eClinicalWorks was, however, kind enough to point me in the direction of another article published in the NY Tmes last week which you will find here. Although the article does not mention eClinicalWorks, it does provide further background on their plans and relationship with Revolution Health, who will run many of the clinics through their division, RediClinics. With Revolution Health’s involvement, makes me wonder if they to will make a play to have these patients sign-up for the Revolution Health PHR (which by the way is one of the worst I’ve demo’d). One of the more interesting bits of information in this article is Wal-Mart’s finding that some 55% of visitors to these clinics do not have medical insurance.