Austin Public Health
Austin Public Health (APH) provides a range of programs and human services that promote healthy behaviors, prevent diseases, provide nutrition, offer life-saving immunizations, prepare for and respond to public health emergencies, and help people navigate health crises. In 2017, APH implemented a new electronic health records solution, eClinicalWorks, replacing nine disparate solutions with a single integrated system.
This project moved clinical operations from paper-based to electronic health records. This transition not only improves APH’s efficiency, but also enhances cooperation with community partners. Collaboration is fundamental to the success of Austin Public Health, which works with residents and local stakeholders to address the many factors that influence health and well-being, including childhood poverty rates, chronic diseases, teen birth rates, access to care, access to healthy foods and levels of physical activity. By digitizing health records, APH will ultimately improve health outcomes for patients.