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Allscripts Prenatal(TM) Delivers Stand-Alone or Electronic Health
Record-Integrated Information and Connectivity for Maternity Care Providers

CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — From the floor of the HIMSS09
Annual Conference & Exhibition, Allscripts today unveiled Allscripts Prenatal,
another in a series of new innovations enabling physicians to provide safer,
higher quality patient care. Allscripts Prenatal(TM) is the first stand-alone
and EHR-integrated Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to address the unique
workflow and cross-provider information sharing needs of prenatal care.


Currently, obstetricians must fax patient information between their
offices and hospital labor and delivery rooms. Recent studies show that in
nearly 40 percent of all cases, the process leaves them without the critical
information they need to make clinical decisions. Allscripts Prenatal enables
real-time sharing of patient information between all settings. To match the
normal workflow of obstetricians, the solution also provides an
easy-to-navigate web-based version of the paper forms used today by most
physicians providing obstetric care.

“When we saw the Allscripts product with the prenatal form, our providers
said ‘we need this and we need it now,'” said Igor Kraev, MD, Medical Director
of Informatics at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York. “It can be
implemented in two hours, takes 20 minutes of training, and I can access the
maternity records from anywhere. That’s vital for us because when you are
delivering babies you can’t afford to have clinical information missing.
Allscripts Prenatal is a life saver.”

Allscripts Prenatal is available as a stand-alone web-based service or as
a companion to an Electronic Health Record. Allscripts Prenatal:

  • Offers an interoperable solution that is simple to implement and use,
    and yet is interoperable with Allscripts and other Electronic Health
    Record systems.

  • Enables multiple providers to communicate through a single place,
    making information available real-time, all the time. Caregivers in
    multiple clinical settings can input and retrieve data securely
    anytime, anywhere.

  • Reduces clinical and administrative costs by eliminating the expensive
    and unproductive process of maintaining, faxing, and filing paper
    records in the office and hospital.

  • Increases patient safety by enabling a more comprehensive and reliable
    maternity care record.

“When it comes to healthcare, information makes all the difference, and
there’s no place where it’s needed more than in maternity care,” said
Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman. “We recognized that many
electronic health records are not designed with the needs of maternity care
providers in mind, and Allscripts Prenatal is the result – yet another
innovation from Allscripts that makes it easier for physicians to do what they
most want to do – practice the safest, most effective medicine possible.”

Allscripts Prenatal is available for demonstration at HIMSS09, McCormick
Place Conference Center in Chicago, April 6-8 in the Allscripts booth (#

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to
healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000
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

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SOURCE Allscripts – 04/06/2009
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