CHICAGO & MANCHESTER, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 1,
2006–Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare, today announced that Eastern Connecticut Health
Network, Inc. (ECHN) will implement the HealthMatics(R) Emergency
Department Information System (EDIS) to automate its emergency
services. Allscripts valued the contract at $1.5 million.
The solution, from Allscripts subsidiary A4 Health Systems,
enhances patient safety, improves clinical documentation, and breaks
down the information walls between the inpatient setting and the
outpatient ED, providing ECHN caregivers access to vital patient
information no matter where it resides. HealthMatics ED’s Remote Chart
Access also allows community caregivers and hospital staff to securely
access a patient’s chart remotely.
“With HealthMatics ED, ECHN will be able to provide a smoother
delivery process for the more than 65,000 patients who walk through
our doors annually,” said Charles F. Covin, Vice President and Chief
Information Officer of ECHN, a not-for-profit system that includes
Manchester Memorial Hospital, a 249-bed acute care facility in
Manchester, and 102-bed Rockville General Hospital in Vernon, CT.
“HealthMatics ED will electronically streamline processes for the
entire Emergency Department including tracking, triage, nurse and
physician charting, and reporting.”
Eastern Connecticut Health Network selected HealthMatics ED
https://www.allscripts.com/slnsEmrgDept.aspx after a two-year search
because of its robust functionality, which Covin said would enable the
system to operate the Emergency Departments at its two hospitals in a
nearly “paperless” fashion. Additionally, ECHN was impressed with
HealthMatics ability to seamlessly integrate with the organization’s
inpatient Computerized Patient Order Entry (CPOE) system by MEDITECH.
“Admissions from our two Emergency Departments account for more
than 50 percent of all our hospital admissions,” said Robert Carroll,
MD, Chair and Medical Director of the Department of Emergency
Medicine. “To ensure the safety of our patients, it was critical that
elements of the ED record be extracted and imported as discreet data
into our current in-patient electronic record.”
Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented:
“Eastern Connecticut Health Network is a proven leader in heath
information technology adoption and Allscripts is proud to partner
with them to provide the residents and visitors of the greater
Hartford area a more seamless patient experience. HealthMatics ED
allows ECHN’s ED staff to work more efficiently by enabling better
information flow within the ED, between the ED and the rest of the
hospital, and with providers outside of the hospital.”
About Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Inc.
Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Inc. is a not-for-profit
health system that consists of two acute care hospitals, a long term
care and short-term rehabilitation facility (Woodlake at Tolland), two
wellness centers, and a variety of other healthcare partners.
ECHN was formed in September 1995 when Manchester Memorial
Hospital and Rockville General Hospital came together as partners.
Today, a wide variety of health services exist under the ECHN
umbrella. By joining together, ECHN is able to serve its communities
better than ever before. They have pooled together their resources –
physicians, staff members, equipment, services, and finances – to
become a family of healthcare providers working for the health of
eastern Connecticut communities.
Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare. The Company’s business groups provide unique solutions
that inform, connect and transform healthcare. The Clinical Solutions
Group’s award-winning software applications include electronic health
record, practice management, electronic prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department and care management solutions. Additionally,
Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity
solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians
Interactive(TM) Group and medication fulfillment services through its
Medication Services Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web
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 2005
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
CONTACT: Allscripts Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217 firstname.lastname@example.org or Eastern Connecticut Health Network Andrew A. Beck, 860-647-4751 email@example.com SOURCE: Allscripts