CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 26, 2004–Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare, announced today that the eHealth Initiative (eHI) has
appointed Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions, to the organization’s Leadership Council.
Tullman’s appointment was announced officially at an opening reception
for attendees of the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Summit in
Washington, DC. The eHI Leadership Council serves in an advisory
capacity to the eHI Board of Directors through a number of activities
such as member development and committee participation.
“Glen Tullman has played a key role in promoting health care IT
overall, and clinical automation specifically to support the care that
is delivered to patients,” said Janet Marchibroda, Chief Executive
Officer, eHealth Initiative and Executive Director for its Foundation.
“We are delighted to have him join our leadership and look forward to
leveraging his expertise and experience to support our public mission,
which is to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare
through information and information technology.”
Allscripts is the only company in healthcare information
technology that has become a market leader for both electronic
prescription and electronic medical record applications.
“I’m pleased to be a part of the eHealth Initiative and to play a
role in helping to set the direction of the organization, working with
many other healthcare leaders,” said Tullman. “We are at a tipping
point in terms of the use of technology to improve both the quality
and the cost effectiveness of healthcare and the eHealth Initiative is
playing a key guiding role in that transition.”
About eHealth Initiative and its Foundation
The eHealth Initiative and the Foundation for eHealth Initiative
are independent, non-profit affiliated organizations whose missions
are the same: to drive improvement in the quality, safety, and
efficiency of healthcare through information and information
technology. Both organizations are focused on engaging multiple and
diverse stakeholders including hospitals and other healthcare
organizations, clinician groups, employers and purchasers, health
plans, healthcare information technology organizations, manufacturers,
public health agencies, academic and research institutions, and public
sector stakeholders to define and then implement specific actions that
will address the quality, safety and efficiency challenges of our
healthcare system through the use of interoperable information
technology. For more information on the eHealth Initiative and the
Foundation for eHealth Initiative, go to www.ehealthinitiative.org.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that
physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s TouchWorks(TM)
software is a modular Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that enhances
physician productivity by automating the most common physician
activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing charges,
ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and
documenting clinical encounters. TouchWorks is available on the latest
Tablet PCs, wireless handheld devices, desktop workstations and over
the Internet. AHS also offers electronic document imaging and scanning
solutions through its Advanced Imaging Concepts subsidiary.
Additionally, AHS provides healthcare product education and market
research programs for physicians through its Physicians
Interactive(TM) unit and medication fulfillment services through its
Allscripts Direct(TM) unit. Visit AHS on the Web at
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq:IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE:RX); Microsoft; Hewlett-Packard Company; and Medco Health.
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 2003
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
CONTACT: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Dan Michelson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4330 firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Peterson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4475 email@example.com SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions