Group Adds TouchWorks Charge Capture, Dictation, Document Management Solutions
WILLMAR, Minn., and CHICAGO, Apr 24, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of
clinical software and information solutions focused on physicians, announced
today that Affiliated Community Medical Centers added a number of additional
TouchWorks(TM) modules as a part of their clinical automation initiative.
Already an electronic prescribing customer, ACMC will deploy TouchWorks
Charge(TM), TouchWorks Dictate(TM) and TouchWorks Document (TM) solutions in
all 8 of their clinics.
“The results we achieved from the e-prescribing software and the strength
of the AHS vision encouraged us to consider the rest of the TouchWorks EMR
solution to address our clinical automation needs,” commented Terry Tone,
Administrator, Affiliated Community Medical Centers. “TouchWorks technology
will help ACMC maintain our position at the forefront of health care so we can
continue bringing the best medical services to our patients and communities.”
ACMC first implemented e-prescribing in 2001. Through an innovative
partnership with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, ACMC received funding to
improve patient care with TouchWorks e-prescribing technology. Since then,
ACMC and AHS have worked together to enhance the program, resulting in
improved safety for ACMC patients and increased workflow efficiency for ACMC
physicians. The new applications that ACMC is adding will enable physicians to
use the same wireless handheld iPAQ(TM) Pocket PC(TM) device from Hewlett-
Packard for electronic prescribing, dictating notes and capturing professional
charges. All of the information will be accessible anywhere, at anytime from
a secured, web-based document repository.
“Our ability to deliver results was a key component of this expanded
agreement with ACMC,” noted Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “This is a good example of the modular
nature of our application, enabling a customer to start with a single
application and add more functionality and more value over time.”
About Affiliated Community Medical Centers
Affiliated Community Medical Centers is a regional, multi-specialty clinic
system with eight facilities located in West Central and Southwest Minnesota.
With primary care available in every ACMC community, 23 specialty departments,
specialized support services and a specialty referral network, ACMC provides
complete care for patients and families in the communities they serve.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of clinical
software and information solutions focused on physicians. The Company’s
TouchWorks software is a modular electronic medical record that enhances
physician productivity using a wireless handheld device, Tablet PC, or desktop
workstation to automate the most common physician activities including
prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results,
providing patient education, and documenting clinical encounters.
Additionally, AHS provides patient compliance and healthcare product education
services for physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) business and
also provides medication fulfillment services. AHS provides software and
services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE: RX); Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT); Hewlett-Packard Company; Express Scripts
(Nasdaq: ESRX); and Medco Health.
TouchWorks, TouchWorks Dictate, TouchWorks Document, TouchWorks Charge and
Physicians Interactive are trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.
Visit AHS on the Web at www.allscripts.com .
This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements
are developed by combining currently available information with Allscripts
beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future
performance. Because Allscripts cannot predict all of the risks and
uncertainties that may affect it, or control the ones it does predict,
Allscripts’ actual results may be materially different from the results
expressed in its forward-looking statements. For a more complete discussion
of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may affect Allscripts see the
Company’s 2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov .
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