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Interoperable EHR and population management solution enables meaningful use of acute and community care data

CHICAGO and PITTSBURGH, April 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of software, information and connectivity solutions for physicians, and dbMotion, a provider of health interoperability solutions, have been selected by Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and Jefferson University Physicians (JUP) to provide an integrated and interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR) and population management solution for JUP’s physicians, who currently use the Allscripts EHR. The new solution will create a single, unified patient record for all TJU caregivers, broadening and strengthening their practice of the Patient Centered Medical Home.


Thomas Jefferson University, located in Philadelphia, Penn., is a leading academic medical center dedicated to excellence in health sciences education and research as well as the latest advancements in clinical care. Jefferson University Physicians (JUP), a supporting organization of TJU, is one of the largest multi-specialty physician practices throughout Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley with over 105 practice sites and 800,000 patient visits per year. JUP is comprised of more than 500 physicians in over 33 specialties and multiple primary care practices. JUP physicians also serve as full-time teaching faculty of Jefferson Medical College. JUP’s adoption of advanced health information technologies that support information exchange is in keeping with its receipt of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) highest designation of Level 3 in January 2009.

“We are delighted to be working with Allscripts and dbMotion in order to further extend the capabilities of our Electronic Health Record,” said Bruce Metz, Chief Information Officer of Thomas Jefferson University. “Access to a comprehensive patient record that reflects meaningfully harmonized data from all care points is the cornerstone to enabling the Patient Centered Medical Home. Our physicians are focused on providing optimal patient-centered care. The population management solution provided by Allscripts and dbMotion enables us to take proactive care to the next level by actively monitoring our patients’ conditions and events across the medical continuum.”

At the core of this project, Allscripts will integrate various community and acute care systems into its Electronic Health Record through its partner, dbMotion. The Allscripts-dbMotion solution for physician practices was key to JUP continuing to meet the NCQA’s Level 3 requirements.

“Allscripts and dbMotion are breaking down the ‘walls’ between acute and ambulatory IT systems, creating a unified patient record that bridges the gaps between hospital-based and office-based care and enables physicians to access a comprehensive view of all available data,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.

dbMotion fulfills the vision of connected healthcare. dbMotion’s health interoperability solution enables healthcare organizations and health information exchanges (HIEs) to meaningfully integrate and leverage their information assets by placing an integrated patient record within clinicians’ workflows. dbMotion closes information gaps between caregivers, enhances decision making and drives improvements in the quality and efficiency of patient care.

“Empowering physicians with information and tools to make the right decision, at the right time is at the core of our vision for connected healthcare,” said Peter McClennen dbMotion’s President for North America. “We are excited to be part this project that uses interoperability and health information exchange to further the benefits derived from the Patient Centered Medical Home.”

About dbMotion

dbMotion is an innovative provider of health interoperability solutions for connected healthcare. It develops and markets the dbMotion(TM) Solution, a proven SOA-based platform that enables healthcare organizations and exchanges to meaningfully integrate and leverage their information assets, driving improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. dbMotion transforms care through the creation of a virtual patient record thatlogically connects patient information in existing systems without requiring their replacement. By providing access to integrated patient information the solution connects care settings, bridging gaps that often exist between inpatient/acute care and community care, and demonstrates a compelling return on investment (ROI). For more information about dbMotion visit or write to

About Allscripts

Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and 8,000 post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of their patients and their bottom line. The company’s award-winning solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management, practice management, document management, care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation. Allscripts is the trade name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

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