NASHVILLE, Tenn., and CHICAGO, Jul 24, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of
clinical software and information solutions for physicians, announced today
that Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) has selected the
TouchWorks(TM) modular Electronic Medical Record as their clinical automation
solution. The nation’s largest owner and operator of privatized correctional
and detention facilities, CCA will implement the full suite of TouchWorks
applications for more than 200 healthcare providers across 59 correctional
facilities. Allscripts estimated the value of the license agreement, signed
this month, to be in excess of $2 million.
“We selected the TouchWorks EMR because their modular approach offered CCA
the most rapid installation and the easiest solution to implement with our
providers,” said John Pfeiffer, Vice President of Technology and Chief
Information Officer for Corrections Corporation of America. “TouchWorks
technology will improve the lives of the inmates under our care and will
provide a significantly higher level of health services accountability and
quality to our government partners.”
TouchWorks will give CCA a competitive advantage in their marketplace,
providing operational efficiencies and patient safety for managed inmates.
Using TouchWorks, multiple physicians treating the same patients will have
access anytime and anywhere to critical care data.
“In their competitive evaluation, CCA concluded that TouchWorks would be
the most streamlined application to automate their healthcare professionals,”
commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions. “With an aggressive goal of bringing their first facilities live
prior to year’s end, TouchWorks was a logical choice.”
About Corrections Corporation of America
Corrections Corporation of America is the nation’s largest owner and
operator of privatized correctional and detention facilities and one of the
largest prison operators in the United States, behind only the federal
government and four states. CCA currently operates 59 facilities, including 38
company-owned facilities, with a total design capacity of approximately 60,000
beds in 20 states and the District of Columbia.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of clinical
software and information solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks
software is a modular electronic medical record that enhances physician
productivity using a wireless handheld device, Tablet PC, or desktop
workstation to automate the most common physician activities including
prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results,
providing patient education, and documenting clinical encounters.
Additionally, AHS provides patient compliance and healthcare product education
services for physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) business and
also provides medication fulfillment services. AHS provides software and
services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE: RX); Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT); Hewlett-Packard Company; and Medco
TouchWorks and Physicians Interactive are trademarks of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS 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 2002 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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