CEO Glen Tullman to Highlight a Call to Action to Create Connected Communities
Keynote to be Broadcast Live on the Web Today
LAS VEGAS, Aug 05, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) today launched its annual Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) conference with a record 3,500 attendees, a 20 percent increase from 2009.
The ACE keynote address by Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman will focus on the opportunity to build connected healthcare communities, enabling teams of providers to collaborate to deliver better care, no matter where they practice or which technology system they use. The keynote was previewed in an editorial written by Mr. Tullman and published last night in Healthcare IT News.
Mr. Tullman’s keynote will also highlight the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), featuring a video message from Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Dr. Blumenthal will discuss the government’s plan for implementing the “meaningful use” rule defining how physicians can qualify for financial incentives under ARRA.
The 90-minute presentation will be streamed live on the Web beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To register for the webcast, visit https://www.allscripts.com/resources/marketing/ace/2010/.
The conference is the largest gathering of its kind since the federal government’s July 13th release of the final rule on “meaningful use” of Electronic Health Records.
“Following on the recent release of the final rule, ACE gives our clients a timely opportunity to network, attend classes and learn about our roadmap for helping them achieve meaningful use with our electronic health records,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “They’ll also have a chance to hear first-hand about the successes of some of the most innovative healthcare organizations in the nation who are leveraging our technology to create connected communities of care.”
Featuring over 300 educational sessions led by healthcare leaders and industry presenters, ACE provides the opportunity to share best practices on the deployment and utilization of health information technology as well as previews of the latest versions of Allscripts solutions.
In addition to highlighting the product innovation for which Allscripts is known, ACE will feature the “process innovations” that Allscripts has put in place to ensure clients can take advantage of “meaningful use.” For example, with the Allscripts READY accelerated deployment process, clients are able to implement the Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record in just 14 weeks, down from the previous average of 14 months. Similarly, the Upgrade Enablement Center (UEC) has helped hundreds of Misys EMR clients to quickly and easily upgrade to the next version of the Allscripts EHR portfolio.
“The help that we received from the Allscripts Upgrade Enablement Center was outstanding — this is the smoothest migration that I have ever seen,” said Lynn Muck, Administrator of Pediatric & Adolescent Center in Boise, Idaho. “We went home on a Friday and when we came back in to work on Monday, the new system was up and running. There was no down time at all — it was that smooth.”
ACE attendees also will witness the launch of another process innovation — MyAllscripts — a new online community that enables users of every Allscripts solution to share best practices, while assisting in the prioritization of development requests by collectively determining the most urgent needs.
“Our clients are well positioned to achieve ‘meaningful use’ based on the efforts they have already made with us but, more important, they are poised to achieve the longer-term goal of Meaningful Value,” said Tullman. “Meaningful Value comes from going beyond the minimum requirements to achieve the stimulus dollars to create collaboration between providers across all care settings, building truly connected communities of care that are fundamental to delivering higher quality care, reducing errors and taking costs out of the system.”
Tullman will end his keynote with the story of Milton and Fred Ochieng, physician brothers trained in America, who founded the Lwala Community Health Center to provide free care to residents of their remote home village in Lwala, Kenya. The video describes the visit to Lwala of Dr. Luke Bonnet, a Columbia, S.C. pediatrician who, with the support of Allscripts, flew to Kenya recently to assist in the health center for two weeks.
Allscripts will be sending more physicians to Lwala this year as a part of its broad commitment to healthcare communities. To make a donation to support the Lwala Clinic or to view the video of Dr. Bonnet’s visit, please go to www.allscripts.com/lwala.
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Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 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, medication services, hospital care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit https://www.allscripts.com/.
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