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WRS Health

  • Head Office

    2004 Route 17M Goshen, NY 10924

    • Toll Free:

      (866) 977-4367

    • Fax:

      (845) 675-5052

Product Profile
Product name WRS Health
EHR Certification CCHIT Child Health
Meaningful Use – Stage 1 (ONC-ATCB Certified 2011/2012)
CCHIT 2011 (Pre-Market or Fully Certified)
History of development and product ownership Self Developed
Was the product known by any other names in the past three years? No
Year that a fully functional version of this EHR product was first implemented in a medical practice in the US 2000
Number of full time equivalent (FTE) staff fully dedicated to this product
Product development: 8
Sales: 5
Implementation: 8
Support and maintenance: 8
Typical size of practice in which this EHR has been implemented
1–3 physicians
4–10 physicians
11–25 physicians
>25 physicians
Typical setting in which this EHR system is used
Academic Medical Center (AMC)/Medical School
Community Health Center/Clinic
Multispecialty Clinic
Private Ambulatory Care Office
Private Community Hospital (excluding AMC)
What specialties does this EHR support?
Addiction Medicine
Adolescent Medicine
Allergy and Immunology
Cardiology - Invasive/Interventional
Cardiology - Non Invasive
General Internal Medicine
General Practice/Family Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Infectious Disease
OB/Gyn & Women's Health
Orthopaedic Surgery
Osteopathic Medicine
Pain Management
Physical/Rehabilitation Medicine
Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine
Public/Community Health
Pulmonary Medicine
Sleep Medicine
Sports Medicine
Surgery - Cardiothoracic
Surgery - General
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
Surgery - Other
Surgery - Vascular
Clinical - Other
Non Clinical
Areas of the United States in which this EHR product is sold North East
Mid Alantic
South West
Hardware / Network
Operating system platform(s) supported
Client Based - Windows 7, Windows XP. WRS is web based.
Does the company resell any hardware? No, except some specialty integrated products such as CSSN Card Reader for Insurance Cards and Drivers Licenses and a Digital Pen.
Preferred list of 3rd party hardware suppliers No, we do not work with preferred 3rd party hardware suppliers.
Preferred list of 3rd party IT Support vendors? No, we do not like to work with preferred IT Support vendors.
Does the product work over a wireless (WIFI) network? Yes
WRS Health works over a wireless (WIFI) network.
VARs - Value Added Resellers
Do you use value added resellers to sell and distribute this EHR? Yes
As an adjunct to our in-house sales force.
Can customers purchase your product directly from your company or only from your VAR’s Yes
Customers can purchase WRS directly.
Can customers who have purchased your product through a VAR contact your company for support? Yes
Application Service Provider
Do you offer an ASP version of your EHR product? Yes
WRS is an ASP model EHR.
Can you use Dragon or MS voice tools on your ASP solution? Yes
WRS supports speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking.
Company policy regarding data ownership for the ASP EHR WRS Health follows State and Federal Guidelines on data ownership.
Location of data hosting centers Our data center is in Cedar Knolls, NJ with a back up in Goshen, NY.
Software & Database
What programming language were used to develop the application? PHP was used to develop WRS Health
Do you provide a test version of your EHR product for training and quality assurance(QA) purposes as well as the full production environment that is installed in the clinic? (The test version is a segmented area where users can make changes to templates or forms without it affecting the live environment) No
Are 3rd party applications required to use your EHR? No
3rd party application are not required to use WRS.
Do you use standard terminologies, e.g., SNOMED-CT, LOINC, ICD9, ICD10 in your program? Yes.
Expected date to be in compliance with ICD10 coding We will become compliant with ICD10 by the Federally Mandated date.
Expected date to be in compliance with SNOMED-CT We will become compliant with SNOMED-CT by the Federally Mandated date.
Interfaces / Interoperability
Does this product have existing lab interfaces with Quest? If Yes, please explain whether the interfaces are uni or bi-directional. Yes
There are multiple connections (both uni and bi- directional) with Quest
If Yes to the previous question, are the interfaces bundled or provided at additional cost? Please explain. Yes
They are provided at an additional cost.
If the lab company picks up the costs, will the practice be charged maintenance and support fees? If Yes, please explain. No
If Lab picks up cost, the practice will not be charged maintenance and support fees.
Does this product have existing lab interfaces with Labcorp? If Yes,
If Yes to the previous question, are the interfaces bundled or provided at additional cost? Please explain. Yes
They are provided at an additional cost.
If the lab company picks up the costs, will the practice be charged maintenance and support fees? If Yes, please explain. No
If Lab picks up cost, the practice will not be charged maintenance and support fees.
Does the company offer an integrated EHR/PM system? (i.e. a combined EHR/PM system) Yes
WRS offers an integrated EHR/PM Solution.
[If yes to the previous question] Does your system used a single shared database (not interfaced) for the EHR/PM system? Yes
WRS uses a single shared database for our EHR/PM Solution.
Can your product be interfaced with a different PM system if the practice chooses to do so? Yes
Our EHR can be interfaced with a different PM system if the user chooses to do so.
List of Practice Management systems with which you have existing interfaces WRS has interfaces with many PM systems.
If you do not have an interface with a particular PM system, are you willing to develop a custom interface? Yes
WRS is willing to develop a custom interface.
If an interfaced PM system is used, does your EHR product transfer billing and coding data captured during the encounter to the PM system? If yes, is this a one-step or multi-step process? Yes
WRS EHR can transfer billing and coding data during the encounter with a one-step process.
Does the EHR use an interface engine? No
Implementation and training
Tools and/or services offered to clients in order to achieve meaningful use of their EHR? We offer our clients a Meaningful Use Dashboard as well as Integrated Reporting on all 25 Core measures.
Tools and/or services offered to clients for current workflow analysis and redesign when using an EHR? We offer our clients an Implementation Queue, we do a Practice Analysis and a have a detail oriented Kick-Off process.
Do you recommend a graduated implementation or a big-bang implementation (all live at the same time) for your EHR? The implementation process is practice specific.
What training mechanisms are used by the EHR Vendor? On Site
At Corporate Facility
Web Based
Web Based interactive
Is there a minimum amount of training required by your company in order to satisfy the support and maintenance contract that we would sign with you? Yes
The minimum amount of training required by WRS is 4 hours of remote training.
Do you provide any guarantees regarding the ability of a practice to meet meaningful use requirements? No
We have such a high success rate. Successful practices need to follow MU guidelines. If WRS is used properly, you will be able to report on and meet criteria.
Does your company provide any guarantees that your EHR product will comply with Stage 2 and Stage 3 meaningful use requirements? No
To be determined. We expect to offer the same full guarantee as MU stage 1. We are waiting for further clarification from CMS.
Is there a minimum amount of training required by your company in order for our practice to satisfy compliance with meaningful use guarantees?
What services do you offer for post-implementation optimization of the system with respect to training and system customization? Account Management - each client is assigned a customer service rep who monitors their ongoing process, new webinars are added as new functionality is released, training is continually updated and offered on new features, self guided training videos are also updated.
Does your product support ePrescribing? Is there an additional charge for this service or is it included in the overall cost? Yes
e-Prescribing is included. No, there is no additional cost.
Which formulary does your product use? WRS uses the SureScripts formulary.
Does the system allow users to add drugs that may not be in the original database? Yes
Custom compounds and meds can be added by the user.
How are drug allergies and adverse reactions recorded and integrated into the prescribing module? All drug-drug interactions and drug-drug allergy interaction alerts are presented to the User. WRS maintains an active medication list as well as an active medication allergy list for patients.
When prescribing multiple medications, am I presented with an ability to separately acknowledge or document individual alerts? Yes
It is drug specific.
Is there an ability for the physician or practice to modify preset alerts? (e.g. Severe vs. mild or moderate) Yes
Users can modify alerts. Custom alert levels can be set by the user.
Is there an ability for the physician to filter the display of alerts? Yes
The user can specify at what level an alert should be presented.
How are episodic and long-term medications tracked in the patient’s record? Episodic and long term medications, as well as all medications, are tracked in the patient's medication history. They are always permanently logged.
Does the system allow users to switch drug interaction checking on or off? No
The user can disregard. Alerts can be overridden by the user, alerts can be customized, but you cannot turn it off.
In the medication list, is a user able to sort medications by multiple parameters including date prescribed, diagnostic code, active or discontinued? Yes
Medications can be classified by multiple parameters. Medications can be sorted and displayed by a variety of criteria. For example, active/archived medications.
What pre-defined templates do you provide?

Definition: A template is a pre-defined structured capability to rapidly record content including information on clinical conditions or vital signs through mechanisms such as menus, predefined fields or checklis
WRS allows for the templating of multiple modules. There are pre-formatted note types that address that specialty's need for correct note formation (ie pediatric, ACOG, Psychiatric). WRS also has templates that can be created within note types to facilitate ease with recurrent appointment types (ie Pap Smears). There templates that are specific to specialty and allow for an HPI to be addressed extensively with a minimal of clicks. All are customizable by the practice, or can be used as is.
Do you charge additional fees for any of templates? No
Seven Tier EMR Content system is included at no additional cost.
Can clients customize existing templates? Yes
Users can customize existing templates and create their own.
Can clients use tools provided through the system to develop their own templates? Yes
See above.
Will your company build custom custom templates to the practices specifications? Yes
A fee may be required if not applicable to other users templates in the WRS Community. We continuously build out our clinical library.
If a doctor has created a custom template in their EHR, will the templates and custom rules be maintained when new full releases and patches are installed?
Support & Maintenance
What is the process for managing questions and service requests? WRS Call Center provides first level support. WRS also provides a Web based electronic support ticketing system. Dedicated Account Management services are provided to all clients.
Are different tiers of support offered (including pricing information)? No
Complete support services are extended to all users.
What are the options for a client to contact your company for support? Clients can contact WRS via telephone, web, and e-mail.
What level and type(s) of support are provided during go-live? On-site and remote training are available during go-live.
Is a formal users' group, online community forum or other form of social networking community available? In progress.
What are the standard hours of operation during which support is provided? 8am-6pm EST, support monitored for emergencies 24/7.
What are the steps for a client to escalate a support request? Each support request has a level of priority associated with it. User can elevate level of priority on any support ticket associated with their practice.
Do you use off-shore technical support? Yes
Ticket assignment and Level 1 support may be provided by an off-shore personnel. Ticket escalation and emergencies are handled domestically.
Are software upgrades provided as part of the software maintenance contract? Yes
All upgrades and maintenance are included within the WRS Subscription Fee.
How are customer requests for enhancements and customizations handled? All development request are reviewed at a weekly Development Meeting and approval/time frames are established.
How are drug interaction tools updated in your system? Drug interaction information is updated on a weekly basis through SureScripts. There is no cost for this service.
How are patient education materials updated in your system? ICD /CPT condition based patient instructions and educational materials may be updated by either the user, or by WRS Administration. Default content is supplied based on specialty and is also updated.
How are requests from clients handle for customizations of their system post “go-live”? All development request are reviewed at a weekly Development Meeting and approval/time frames are established.
Is remote monitoring available with the ability to alert clients about system problems? No
All updates are centrally administered and conducted during off-hours to minimize disruption to practice services.
What is your recommended backup strategy? As an ASP model there are multiple models of redundancy and there is no need for additional levels of backup on the user's side.
Do you offer remote backup for a client's system? No
When an interface goes down, how is that information recovered? As an ASP model, functionality is based on Internet connectivity. Thus, there is no possibility of lost data.
Reporting Tools
Does your system provide a reporting tool with pre-formatted reports? Yes
A complete selection of revenue cycle management and demographic reports are available at no additional cost.
Is your reporting tool able to create the following reports?

1.Generate a list of all patients with a chronic condition (e.g. Diabetes, COPD)
2.Generate a list of all patients with a specific condition who have not been seen within a defined period
3.Generate a list of all patients with a specific condition and lab result who have not been seen within a defined period. (e.g. diabetic patients with a HbA1c=9 not seen in the last 4 months)
4.Generate a list of all patients on a specific drug with an active medical problem
Are these reporting tools bundled with the EHR system or provided as add-ons? Yes
There is no additional charge.
Does your system support PQRI (Physician Quality Reporting Initiative) reporting? Yes
WRS supports PQRI reporting.
Order Management Tools
Does your program provide any order management tools? Yes
Order management tools are provided at no additional charge.
Does your program provide any document management tools? Yes
Integrated incoming and outgoing fax queue are included at no additional charge.
Does your program provide any other workflow management tools? Yes
The system is designed as a 4-step patient workflow solution. Additionally, functions such as automated patient recall reminders, automated health maintenance reminders and automated appointment reminders are included at no additional cost.
Patient Health Record (Portal)
Do you offer a Patient Health Record that integrates into your system? Yes
Cost is included in subscription.
Data Conversion
Do you offer data conversion services from other products to your product? Yes
Data conversion is available for: Billing data
Demographic data
Clinical data
What are the data conversion and transfer costs? Data can only be imported if it is in correct format. Price varies according to scope and volume of data to be imported.
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