SEATTLE, May 17, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —
TouchWorks Wins Wireless Solutions Category at Annual Healthcare IT Convention
Judges at the annual
healthcare conference TEPR (Toward an Electronic Patient Record) awarded Top
Honors in the Wireless Solutions category to the TouchWorks(TM) suite of
applications from Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX). TouchWorks was
selected from a field of applicants as one of three finalists for the award.
Following presentations from all finalists, a panel of industry expert judges
selected TouchWorks for Top Honors in the category. The Medical Records
Institute (MRI) created TEPR as a forum for healthcare providers, information
specialists, vendors and thought leaders responsible for implementing and
maintaining a successful information infrastructure.
Allscripts has a long history of innovation in the area of wireless applications
for healthcare. In 1999, the company launched the first wireless electronic
prescribing application, TouchScript(TM). Two years later, Allscripts launched
TouchWorks, the first and only suite of wireless applications enabling
physicians to prescribe, dictate, capture charges, and access clinical reference
material all from a single device at the point of care. In March of this year,
Intel Corporation recognized Allscripts as the top wireless solution provider
“This award further validates the strength of our TouchWorks suite of wireless
and workstation-based solutions,” stated Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer
of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “We provide our clients with physician
focused software applications and have proven that we can deliver handheld
wireless technology that can truly benefit physicians. This ability to deliver
sets Allscripts solutions apart in an area that is key to improving the overall
quality of healthcare.”
The TouchWorks solution leverages technology from industry-leading companies.
Allscripts maintains partnerships with Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and Intel to
provide clients with the best of breed solutions in operating systems, handheld
hardware, and wireless networking.
About the Medical Records Institute
Medical Records Institute is committed to promoting the development and
acceptance of electronic health care. Since 1983, MRI has pursued this mission
on a national and international basis by sponsoring educational programs,
including TEPR, ( www.tepr.com ) one of the largest health information
technology conferences in the world designed to share the knowledge, experience,
and solutions of healthcare informatics leaders and vendors, scheduled May 2002
at the Washington State Convention Center. MRI supports, coordinates and leads
the process of creating healthcare information standards by conducting surveys
and studies related to selected EHR and standards issues, assisting EHR
developers in finding alliances and partnerships and acting as a voice of
conscience on aspects of confidentiality, security, and social impact.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks software
products enhance physician productivity using a wireless handheld device or
desktop workstation to automate the most common physician activities including
prescribing, capturing charges, dictating, ordering labs and viewing results,
providing patient education, and taking clinical notes. The Company also
provides medication fulfillment services. Additionally, Allscripts provides
patient compliance and healthcare product education services for physicians
through its Physicians Interactive unit. Allscripts provides services to over
20,000 physicians across the U.S.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health (NYSE: RX);
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT); HP (NYSE: HPQ); Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX); and
TouchWorks and TouchScript are trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.
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 2001 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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