CHICAGO, Feb 21, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —
Leading Florida-Based Clinic Improves Patient Care with EMR
Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that they have been selected
by Diagnostic Clinic to provide the TouchWorks(TM) suite of mobile clinical
applications. This 120-physician multi-specialty group, with eight locations in
the Tampa Bay area, will leverage Allscripts unique modular approach and replace
their existing electronic medical record with TouchWorks modules for order
entry, charge capture, result viewing, prescribing, as well as, documentation
creation and management.
“Several years ago, we developed our own in-house electronic medical record
because of enhanced quality and the need to facilitate various managed care and
business activities,” stated Jim Rivenbark, M.D., Medical Director of Diagnostic
Clinic. “However, our legacy system was limited because it was a character
based, ‘green screen’ technology and we were forced to maintain paper charts.
After an exhaustive search, we chose the TouchWorks suite of applications
because they would streamline physician workflow, improve documentation, allow
order and charge entry at the point of care, and improve the quality of patient
services. We are especially excited about the flexibility in documentation
offered by the TouchWorks Note(TM) module. Our physicians will be able to create
notes through templates, free-form entry, dictation, or a combination of these
The Diagnostic Clinic expects to reduce maintenance costs and recognize a
significant return on investment by replacing their current system with
TouchWorks leading-edge technology that all physicians can access with handheld
wireless devices or desktop workstations. TouchWorks will also integrate
seamlessly with the clinic’s IDX practice management system.
“By raising the technology standards for their electronic medical record with
TouchWorks, Diagnostic is raising the standard of care for their patients,” said
J. Peter Geerlofs, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Allscripts Healthcare
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); Compaq (NYSE: CPQ); Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX);
TouchWorks and TouchWorks Note 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 2000 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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