PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO, Nov 21, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that
physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that the
TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record and the TouchScript(TM)
e-prescribing application meet the requirements to participate in the
Highmark eHealth Collaborative from The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Highmark Inc., one of the nation’s largest health insurers and an
independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association,
contributed $26.5 million to The Pittsburgh Foundation to fund the
Highmark eHealth Collaborative, an organization that will encourage
adoption of health information technology. Electronic health records
and e-prescribing have been chosen as the first project of the
Collaborative because of its direct impact on patient safety.
The Highmark eHealth Collaborative will pay up to 75 percent of
the cost for participating physicians, with a maximum of $7,000 per
physician. To receive funding, physicians in Western and Central
Pennsylvania must be licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania,
must be a licensed prescriber and complete an online application.
Allscripts is one of only two approved vendors who have been
certified, as they meet the functionality requirements to participate
in the Collaborative. Allscripts develops and markets the industry’s
most trusted and widely used e-prescribing software in the United
“Allscripts applauds Highmark and The Pittsburgh Foundation for
taking on the initiative to transform healthcare in the State of
Pennsylvania,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts. “Allscripts is very pleased to be a part of this
Collaborative to drive the utilization of information technology in
healthcare. Our solution can be implemented in a modular fashion, with
e-prescribing serving as the first step towards adoption of a full
electronic health record.”
For information about the Highmark eHealth Collaborative, visit
www.highmarkehealth.org or contact Allscripts at www.allscripts.com.
About Highmark, Inc.
Highmark eHealth Collaborative is not a subsidiary or affiliate of
Highmark Inc. It is a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh
Foundation funded by a major contribution from Highmark Inc. Use of
the name “Highmark” is pursuant to a license agreement.
Highmark Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and
Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and
Blue Shield plans. For more information about Highmark, visit
Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare. The Company provides unique solutions that inform,
connect, and transform healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group’s
award-winning clinical software applications include electronic health
record, e-prescribing and document imaging solutions. Allscripts’
Physicians Interactive Group provides clinical product education and
connectivity solutions for physicians and patients. The Company’s
Medication Services Group provides medication fulfillment services. To
learn more, 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 2004
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
Allscripts Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217 firstname.lastname@example.org or Highmark Inc. Phil Neubauer, 412-544-4221 email@example.com