CHICAGO, Aug 14, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software and
information solutions for physicians, announced that Gus Gamache
joined the Allscripts Board of Directors effective August 1, 2003.
With his strong experience in the managed care, payor and insurance
arenas, the Company expects Mr. Gamache will assist the Company in
better understanding the complexities of the managed care and payer
environment and providing value-added services to these groups.
Mr. Gamache currently serves as President and Chief Executive
Officer of ConnectiCare, a 280,000 member HMO located in Connecticut.
Prior to joining ConnectiCare, Mr. Gamache held a number of senior
positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts over a
20-year tenure. A graduate of Bentley College in Waltham, MA, with a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance, Mr. Gamache will
serve on the Audit Committee for the Company.
“To be effective, every Board needs a strong balance and a
different set of talents for each member. Gus brings a unique
perspective on an important stakeholder in the automation of
healthcare: payors,” commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer
of Allscripts. “We expect Gus will help the Company understand how our
solutions can assist payor and managed care organizations better
manage the cost of healthcare. I’m looking forward to working with Gus
on this challenge.”
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of
clinical software and information solutions for physicians. The
Company’s TouchWorks software is a modular electronic medical record
that enhances physician productivity using Tablet PCs, wireless
handheld devices or desktop workstations to automate the most common
physician activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing
charges, ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient
education, and documenting clinical encounters. Additionally, AHS
provides patient compliance and healthcare product education services
for physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) business and
also provides medication fulfillment services. AHS provides software
and services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq:IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE:RX); Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT); Hewlett-Packard Company; and Medco
TouchWorks and Physicians Interactive are trademarks of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS 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 2002
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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