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HIMSS Education Program and Web Portal to Share Best Demonstrated Practices and Success Stories from Hundreds of Allscripts Clients

CHICAGO, March 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — From the floor of the HIMSS 2010 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) today introduced ‘Go,’ the Company’s HIMSS in-booth education program and new website designed for physicians and other providers who are considering deploying Electronic Health Records and other healthcare information technologies.

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Go‘ will provide easy access to best practices and success stories from the Allscripts client community of more than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals, and 8,000 post-acute care facilities. Available at, the site contains over 100 case studies, articles and videos of Allscripts clients that have successfully automated and connected their practices.

“What physicians want now is not talk, but real results,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “The Stimulus incentives provide a clear call to action that the time to automate is now. However, few physicians know where to go to get started. With ‘meaningful use’ now the measure of success, they are looking for companies that have demonstrated they can deliver. Allscripts has thousands of clients who are effectively using electronic health records today and our Allscripts Guarantee provides the assurance that our solutions will meet the certification criteria. The introduction of ‘Go’ highlights the best demonstrated practices and results that our clients have achieved, providing a clear path for others to follow.”

As part of the launch of ‘Go,’ a number of leading providers in the Allscripts community will share their stories in the Allscripts booth during HIMSS, including the following:

  • Integrated Delivery Network: Bill Spooner, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Sharp Healthcare and recipient of this year’s CHIME-HIMSS “John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award,” will provide an overview of Sharp’s EHR journey, outlining how they drove EHR utilization across more than 500 providers, converted 10,000 square feet of chart room into revenue generating MRI, CT and exam rooms; and are already well positioned to demonstrate “Meaningful Use” across all 16 of their locations.

  • Independent Physician Practice: Greg Oliver, MD, of Oliver Family Medicine in Indianapolis will outline how a solo-physician practice can easily implement an EHR and achieve significant results: Improving the quality of care while reducing overall costs by $157,000 per year and increasing profit by 25%.

  • Large Academic Medical Center: George Brenckle, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and Richard Cramer, Associate CIO of Operations and Health Information Exchange, both of UMass Memorial Health Care, will detail how they are partnering with Allscripts to connect their seven hospitals, the UMass Medical School, 13,500 employees and approximately 2,400 employed and affiliated physicians to enable high-quality patient-centric care by making all relevant information about a patient available at the point-of-care, irrespective of organization, geography or care setting.

Today’s introduction of ‘Go‘ adds to the resources that Allscripts has recently deployed to help physician practices take advantage of the Stimulus:

  • The Allscripts Stimulus Program provides physicians with a guarantee that the Allscripts EHR they select will meet the EHR certification criteria provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Physicians can also benefit from a new Allscripts financing program requiring no payments for software for six months, as well as new programs focused on faster implementation to ensure physicians can access the Federal Stimulus incentives.

  • The Allscripts Stimulus Center provides the latest information on the Stimulus, including frequently asked questions on Meaningful Use and Certification.

  • The Allscripts Legislative & Regulatory Action Center is a place to learn about and take action on issues that are critical to the provider community, providing a simple, ‘one touch’ connection to elected officials. Current hot topics that have generated thousands of letters through the site from Allscripts clients to their elected officials include eliminating the proposed 21 percent reduction in the Medicare physician fee schedule and adjusting the definition of a “hospital-based physician” under the Federal Stimulus incentive program to ensure they are not excluded.

“Our goal is to make it simple for physicians to take advantage of the Stimulus,” said Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer of Allscripts. “The incentives are in place, our products are guaranteed, and a clear path has been set by the thousands of physicians who are making it work today. So there is no reason to wait and, if you do, you risking losing the opportunity to access the funding. It’s time to ‘Go’.”

To access ‘Go’, visit Learn more at the Georgia World Congress Center during HIMSS10 by visiting the Allscripts booth (#6714).

About Allscripts

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, care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

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