CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 10, 2006–Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX),
the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today
announced several sales of its Electronic Health Record and Practice
Management solutions to small and mid-sized physician specialty
practices during the second quarter of the year.
Physician groups from fields as diverse as cardiology and
pediatrics are adopting the HealthMatics(R) Electronic Health Record
(EHR), HealthMatics Ntierprise(R) Practice Management System (PMS) and
the combined EHR-PMS solution, HealthMatics Office – all from
Allscripts subsidiary A4 Health Systems – to streamline and speed
vital clinical and administrative functions.
As highlighted by a recent report from the Institute of Medicine,
Electronic Health Records with electronic prescribing functionality
are vital to the promotion of patient safety. The IOM reported that
more than 1.5 million people are injured each year by medication
errors that could be prevented by electronic alert systems, which
automatically check patients’ medical records and medication histories
and warn physicians of any potential harm.
“Increasing numbers of small-group specialty practices are finding
that Allscripts has the solutions they need for automating and
connecting their physicians, and making their practices more efficient
and safer for patients,” said David Bond, President of Allscripts
HealthMatics group. “Whether they need a stand-alone Electronic Health
Record, a stand-alone Practice Management System or our fully
integrated HealthMatics Office product, Allscripts enables specialty
practices to effectively and efficiently manage their clinical,
administrative and financial functions.”
Between April and June of this year, Allscripts solutions were
adopted by numerous specialty physicians across the U.S., including:
-- The cardiology group Eastern Carolina Cardiovascular, with nine cardiologists in seven offices across Elizabeth City, NC, which will implement HealthMatics Ntierprise. -- Obstetrics and Gynecology groups including Twin City OB-Gyn, a solo-physician office in Monroe, LA that implemented HealthMatics Office. -- Orthopedic groups including Associates in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Cambridge, MA, which will implement HealthMatics EHR for five orthopedic surgeons. -- Gastroenterologist groups including Gastroenterology Consultants Of Greater Cincinnati, which will implement HealthMatics Ntierprise for 12 physicians in 12 locations across the Cincinnati area. -- Dermatology groups including Atlanta Dermatology Vein & Research, a two-physician group in Alpharetta, GA that will implement HealthMatics Office. -- Multi-Specialty groups including Athens Medical Group in Crawfordsville, IN, which will implement HealthMatics Office for 16 physicians in seven practice locations.
In addition, a number of primary care groups selected
-- Phoenix Pediatrics, which will implement both HealthMatics EHR and HealthMatics Ntierprise for nine physicians and four physician assistants in Phoenix, AZ; and Chippenham Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, in Richmond, VA, which will implement HealthMatics Office for eight physicians in two locations -- Internal Medicine groups including Sandy Springs Internal Medicine, P.C., a seven-physician practice in Atlanta, GA that will implement HealthMatics Office; and Internal Medicine Associates of North Platte, NE, whose five internists will implement HealthMatics Office. -- Family Practice groups including Bolivar Family Care Center, LLC, in Bolivar, MD, which will implement HealthMatics Office for 11 physicians.
“When it comes to effectively treating patients with chronic
conditions according to national guidelines, exercising preventative
medicine or streamlining claims management, Allscripts has the answer
for specialty practices of all sizes,” said Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts.
HealthMatics Electronic Health Record
http://www.a4healthsystems.com/ehr/emr automates the most common
physician activities, such as prescribing, clinical reporting,
ordering lab tests and viewing results, and capturing charges.
HealthMatics EHR also offers a disaster recovery solution that
safeguards data and provides remote application access in the event of
a failure at the primary system site.
HealthMatics Ntierprise http://www.a4healthsystems.com/ehr/pm is a
practice management system that streamlines administrative aspects of
physician practices, including patient scheduling, electronic
remittances, electronic claims submission and electronic statement
production. Ntierprise also provides multiple resource scheduling,
instant reporting and referral tracking. Its electronic data
interchange solution facilitates statement management processing,
claims management processing, electronic remittances and appointment
HealthMatics Office http://www.a4healthsystems.com/ehr/ combines
HealthMatics EHR and HealthMatics Ntierprise on a single intelligent
platform and features robust clinical tools such as health
maintenance, decision support, medical necessity checking 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
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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