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One of America’s Most Honored Hospitals Selects Modern, Open Platform to Further Enhance Outcomes and Connect Community of Care

CHICAGO and ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Flagler Hospital, ranked one of America’s 50 best hospitals, has selected the Sunrise Enterprise(TM) suite of clinical and financial solutions from Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX). In addition to implementing Sunrise within the hospital, Flagler Hospital will endorse the Allscripts ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR) and practice management solution for its 130 affiliated physicians in the St. Augustine area, enabling them to monitor hospitalized patients and provide direction on their care.

“Our new partnership with Allscripts will help Flagler Hospital continue to enhance quality while delivering important new capabilities,” said Flagler Hospital President Joe Gordy. “In particular, this initiative supports our long tradition of partnering with St. Augustine‘s community physicians by providing interoperability and two-way connectivity to the hospital, whether they use an Allscripts EHR, one from another company, or still practice on paper. That sets Allscripts apart from their competitors’ closed systems, which would sharply limit the ability for our physicians to seamlessly share critical patient safety information across multiple systems.”

Allscripts Modern, Open Platform Was Deciding Factor

After an extensive and highly competitive search, Flagler Hospital selected Allscripts in July 2011 based on the company’s open, Microsoft-based technology platform, which reduces total cost of ownership and simplifies interoperability and connectivity with third-party systems such as EHRs used by community physicians; its history of high physician utilization at many of the nation’s leading hospitals; and its record of strong health outcomes.

“To maximize patient safety and reduce unnecessary duplication of services during transitions of care, it’s critical to have seamless connectivity between caregivers across the community,” said Flagler Hospital Chief Information Officer Bill Rieger. “Allscripts has the strong support of our clinicians, thanks in large part to its track record for delivering quality outcomes and high rates of physician utilization.”

Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “Our goal is to deliver timely clinical insights that will help Flagler Hospital’s nurses and other caregivers drive better health outcomes for their patients and deliver more coordinated care independent of the system or technology used. We are proud that Flagler Hospital, one of our nation’s finest hospitals, has selected the Allscripts open, interoperable platform approach to connect its caregivers both inside and outside of the hospital.”

In replacing its legacy inpatient clinical information system with Sunrise Enterprise, Flagler Hospital will deploy the industry’s most utilized Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system as well as pharmacy, critical care, emergency department, surgery, radiology, laboratory, knowledge-based medication administration, analytics, portal and financial management modules offered by Allscripts. To maximize federal incentives under the HITECH Act for demonstrating the meaningful use of an Electronic Health Record, Flagler Hospital will implement Sunrise using the Allscripts Speed-to-Value accelerated implementation process.

In connection with Flagler Hospital’s endorsement, physicians affiliated with the hospital who select the HITECH-certified Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution will be able to access the solution over the Internet via Software as a Service (SaaS) or cloud computing, which relieves smaller physician practices of the cost and complexity of software and hardware management.

Flagler Hospital will use the Allscripts Community Exchange(TM) to securely share patient information between the hospital and outside physician practices that use Allscripts or other Electronic Health Records, while also providing a convenient web-based application for order entry and results viewing by physicians still using paper charts. Moreover, the hospital will leverage Helios by Allscripts(TM), the company’s unique open platform architecture, which enables certified third-parties to natively integrate their applications with Sunrise, letting Allscripts clients utilize best-of-breed systems without the additional cost and complexity of customized interfaces.

About Flagler Hospital

Founded in St. Augustine in 1889, not-for-profit Flagler Hospital has grown into a 335 bed, acute care center that was named one of America’s Best 50 Hospitals by HealthGrades in 2011. Flagler Hospital has been ranked by HealthGrades among the top 5 percent of US hospitals for clinical excellence and patient safety every year since 2005, and was the first hospital in Northeast Florida to be recognized as a Magnet center for nursing excellence. For more information, visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, Computerized Physician Order Entry and other clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health(TM). To learn more about Allscripts, please visit, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.


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