Allscripts HealthMatics Group Wins Software Company of the Year Award from North Carolina Technology Association
CHICAGO, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced several agreements
for its HealthMatics(R) Office solution to small and mid-sized physician
practices during the third quarter of the year.
Primary care physician groups across the country are adopting the
integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PMS)
to streamline and speed vital clinical and administrative functions. In a
related development, Allscripts was honored with the “Software Company of the
Year” award from the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA). The award
recognizes outstanding contributions that information technology companies and
individuals in North Carolina have made over the past year to the technology
industry, their community, and the state. The HealthMatics group’s primary
office is in Cary, N.C.
“Physician practices today are faced with the challenging task of
elevating patient care and meeting quality standards — all during a time of
reimbursement and liability pressures,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive
Officer of Allscripts. “Whether it’s effectively treating patients with
chronic conditions according to national guidelines, exercising preventative
medicine or streamlining claims management, HealthMatics Office enables
practices to have only one system for effective and efficient clinical,
administrative and financial management.”
From July through the end of September of this year, HealthMatics Office
was adopted by numerous primary care physician groups across the U.S.
-- The six physicians of Family Wellness Center in Vancouver, Wash. "We feel Allscripts is the product that best meets our need to efficiently provide quality patient care, and do so in a way that meets Pay for Performance requirements," said Cathy Bolt Jones, Administrator of Family Wellness Center. -- The eight physicians and three nurse practitioners of Commonwealth Physicians for Women in Richmond, Va. "We feel HealthMatics is the best integrated EHR and PM system on the market because of its ease of use and functionality," stated Patty Wood, Administrator of Commonwealth. "Additionally, it has the functionality and content uniquely suited for OB-GYN." -- The six physicians of Northside ENT in Indianapolis. "The combined EHR/PMS gives us better patient care by delivering faster access to patient information and better control of the operational flow of the practice," commented Paul Rosiek, the practice's Administrator. -- The 11 physicians of Chapel Hill Pediatrics in Chapel Hill, N.C. "In our view, there is no better solution for integrating and streamlining clinical documentation and financial management for a small physician practice," said Mary Sheppard, Practice Manager of Chapel Hill Pediatrics. Many specialty groups also adopted the Allscripts solution, including: -- Grand Island Clinic in Grand Island, Neb. -- Heartland Vein and Vascular Institute, PC of Omaha, Neb. -- Virginia Foot & Ankle Center of Fairfax, Va. -- Mid Michigan Dermatology, P.C. of Lansing, Mich. -- Florida Heart and Vascular of Tampa, Fla. -- Foothills Urology of Rutherfordton, N.C. -- Midwest Cardiology of Belleville, Ill. -- North Coast Kidney Consultants of Oceanside, Calif. -- Sunrise Urology, PC of Gilbert, Ariz. -- Danville Gastroenterology Center of Danville, Va.
Allscripts appeals to primary care and specialty groups because the
company offers pre-loaded specialty-specific clinical content, in addition to
ease of use and strong support services. HealthMatics Office
(www.allscripts.com/healthmatics) combines HealthMatics EHR and HealthMatics
Ntierprise Practice Management on a single intelligent platform and features
robust clinical tools such as health maintenance, decision support, medical
necessity checking and formularies.
“Physician practices of all sizes have clearly determined that the
Electronic Health Record is essential for automating and connecting their
physicians and making their practices more efficient and safer for their
patients,” said David Bond, President of Allscripts HealthMatics Group. “Our
fully integrated HealthMatics Office product enables small physician practices
to effectively and efficiently manage their clinical, administrative and
Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s
business groups provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform
healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group’s award-winning software applications
include electronic health record, practice management, electronic prescribing,
document imaging, emergency department and care management solutions.
Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity
solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM)
Group, and medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services
Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts 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 2005 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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