CHICAGO, Feb 12, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —
Modular Suite of Clinical Applications Expected to Improve Efficiency
Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support tools for physicians, announced today that Facey Medical
Foundation will implement the full suite of TouchWorks(TM) applications for
their physician practice group, the Facey Medical Group (Facey), to improve
patient care and reduce expenses. Facey, a 110-physician practice in Southern
California, will implement the TouchWorks modules for e-prescribing, charge
capture, dictation, lab orders and results, document management, and accessing
clinical reference information.
“We chose the TouchWorks suite of solutions because it streamlines clinical and
administrative tasks for our physicians and enables our team to spend more of
their time with patients than with paperwork,” said Bill Gil, President and
Chief Executive Officer of the Facey Medical Foundation. “The modular design of
TouchWorks helps our physicians adopt technology by delivering a full solution
in manageable stages.”
Instead of requiring the implementation of a full electronic medical record all
at once, TouchWorks provides a unique modular approach. This strategy allows
physicians to start with the applications that offer the most value by
addressing their most pressing needs first, and then progress at their own pace
to a complete mobile and modular electronic medical record, or mEMR(TM).
“Allscripts’ products offer strong promise for making the practice of medicine
more efficient,” stated Frederick Russo, M.D., President of Facey Medical Group.
“The dictation, charge capture, and e-prescribing modules should provide
workflow improvements and cost savings by reducing our dependence on the
traditional paper-based system. By implementing the TouchWorks Dictate(TM)
solution, Facey physicians will be using a digital application to capture
clinical information for future electronic retrieval from a common database.
This will enable multiple physicians practicing at different offices to treat
our patients with the information they need, something that has been cumbersome
and expensive with paper. The pay-off in physician satisfaction should be
significant. This freedom from the paper shuffle applies to the other modules as
Russo continued, “We anticipate Facey will recognize a significant gain in our
efficiency just by implementing the dictation module. We currently use two
separate transcription companies for our clinical documentation needs. By
implementing the TouchWorks Dictate(TM) solution, Facey will not only streamline
the flow of critical patient information back to our physicians, but also
decrease inefficient paper processes, which ultimately reduces the costs of
Facey physicians will also streamline workflow by using a single handheld device
to automate a physician’s most common tasks, including writing electronic
prescriptions, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results, and
accessing clinical reference information.
“With our mEMR approach, practices can build a complete electronic medical
record at their own pace, starting with the applications that offer the most
value and provide the strongest return on investment to their practice,”
commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions. “Facey is an excellent example of how medical practices today
leverage leading-edge technology to not only improve clinical outcomes, but also
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, mEMR, and TouchWorks Dictate 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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