Technology aggregates medical records from multiple organizations and different IT systems for single, comprehensive view of patient’s health
CHICAGO AND SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) today announced that Brown & Toland Physicians, one of the largest independent physician associations (IPA) in California, selected the Allscripts Community Record powered by dbMotion to deliver end-to-end information connectivity for its 1,500 physicians serving 335,000 Bay Area patients.
The Allscripts Community Record provides Brown & Toland’s physicians and other caregivers with access to a single, comprehensive patient record. The resulting ‘one source of truth’ provides caregivers with their patient’s medical history – including medications, test results and other critical information – bridging information gaps often encountered between physician groups, hospitals and independent providers who treat the same patients. As a result, providers can more easily collaborate for a team approach to patient care, regardless of where they are located or which clinical technologies they use.
“Brown & Toland is committed to delivering value to our patients through clinical integration, innovation, and technology that gives Bay Area physicians the information they need, when they need it, to provide superior care,” said Mark Ficker, Chief Operating Officer of Brown & Toland. “We are excited that our long-term partnership with Allscripts has now been expanded to create a truly interoperable, connected healthcare environment.”
Brown & Toland joined forces in August with Alta Bates Medical Group, one of the East Bay’s largest IPAs. Implementing the Allscripts technology will enable seamless data sharing between hundreds of physicians across the Bay Area who use the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) as well as non-Allscripts EHRs and associated IT systems used both by its members and other regional healthcare providers, including several of the region’s largest hospital systems.
“Brown & Toland is among the nation’s leaders in leveraging technology to deliver real, actionable insights to physicians and other caregivers at the point of care,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “As the US healthcare system evolves to focus on delivering value-based highly coordinated care, the Allscripts Community Record will help position Brown & Toland for success, and also give their patients confidence that their Brown & Toland physician will have one, comprehensive view of their patient history, independent of where their treatment occurred, ensuring safety and eliminating duplicate tests and costs.”
More than an information exchange, the Allscripts Community Record aggregates information from myriad clinical systems and presents it in the appropriate place and time within the caregiver’s Electronic Health Record workflow. Providers are not forced to log into a web portal or view read-only documents as is common with other methods of health information exchange.
This high level of flexible information exchange positions Brown & Toland to address current and future healthcare challenges, such as regulatory compliance, quality measures, and disease management.
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About Brown & Toland Physicians
Brown & Toland Physicians is an independent practice association (IPA) of more than 1,500 physicians serving more than 335,000 HMO and PPO patients across the San Francisco Bay Area. The group has earned numerous awards for quality and innovation over the years, and has been named a California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) “Elite” group for five consecutive years. For more information, visit http://www.brownandtoland.com/.
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit https://www.allscripts.com/, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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