Curas and Physicians Trust Merge Creating Largest eClinicalWorks Partner in North America - Curas Inc.

Curas and Physicians Trust Merge Creating Largest eClinicalWorks Partner in North America

As the healthcare reimbursement landscape continues to evolve, medical practices require an enhanced level of support to implement the most effective technology solutions and workflows. To meet this growing need, St. Louis-based Curas, Inc. and Physicians Trust of Santa Ana, Calif. have merged to form Ero Health, the largest reseller in North America focused on sales, implementation, optimization, support, and data services for eClinicalWorks EHR and Practice Management solutions. eClinicalWorks is the largest ambulatory electronic health records provider in the nation with more than 130,000 physicians and nurse practitioners using its solutions.

Ero Health employs nearly 70 team members with practical experience in all areas of healthcare IT, including business management, practice workflow, training, support, revenue management, data analytics, and practice optimization. The firm is headquartered in the St. Louis area, with additional locations in Santa Ana, Atlanta, Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. Ero Health is led by co-CEOs Num Pisutha-Arnond, former President of Curas who leads Ero’s support and implementation teams, and Steve Rhodes, former president of Physician’s Trust who leads the firm’s sales and marketing teams.

“As we considered how to enhance our service to healthcare practices across the United States, we realized that a merger of Curas and Physicians Trust would allow us to attain benefits beyond just doubling the size of the company and establishing a national footprint,” said Num Pisutha-Arnond, co-CEO or Ero Health. “By leveraging the complementary strengths of both companies, we would be able to offer the complete range of services required to help practices transform their core processes through better use of eClinicalWorks and proven best practices. We were an ideal match in that both companies held close alliances with eClinicalWorks and operated based on the same core values – providing excellent service to our customers while staying ahead of the challenges practices will face in the future.”

Co-CEO Steve Rhodes notes the industry’s move towards risk-based care is increasing the operational demands on a practice. “It’s no longer about simply having an EHR and billing system in place,” said Rhodes. “Succeeding in a value-based care environment involves every aspect of the practice, starting with patient care and extending to workflow, data collection, reporting, and revenue cycle management. Ero Health specializes in picking practices up wherever they are in their journey, leveraging eClinicalWorks as the foundation, and helping them achieve success.”

Ero Health expects a steady growth path in the coming years as the firm continues the process of bringing the two companies together. This includes hiring for various positions at all locations and increasing revenue 20% – 30% each year.