OKLAHOMA CITY and CHICAGO, Mar 19, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —
Leading Group Selects Integrated AHS and IDX Clinical and Practice Management Solution
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software and information solutions for physicians, announced today that INTEGRIS
Health selected the full TouchWorks(TM) modular Electronic Medical Record
(mEMR(TM)) solution. The state’s largest Oklahoma-owned health system, INTEGRIS
originally wanted to automate their physician group practice prescribing
process, but ultimately decided to implement the full suite of TouchWorks
software, recognizing the value of a complete electronic medical record for
“What started out as a hunt for an e-prescribing tool turned out to be the
solution to our search for a practice EMR,” said Stanley Hupfeld, Chief
Executive Officer of INTEGRIS Health. “We’re impressed with the innovative
features of TouchWorks and we look forward to delivering the benefits of this
full clinical solution to our physicians and their patients.”
INTEGRIS simultaneously selected the GroupCast solution from IDX Systems
Corporation, citing the integration between their practice management system and
TouchWorks as a key factor in their decision.
“By selecting both the TouchWorks and GroupCast solutions, INTEGRIS will enable
their physicians to focus on patient care while automating and improving
workflow within their organization,” commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive
Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “TouchWorks and GroupCast from IDX
work together to reduce physicians’ administrative workload, leading to higher
quality and more efficient patient care.”
Through a 10-year strategic alliance, AHS and IDX have fostered strong
integration between clinical automation and practice management systems, making
TouchWorks the natural choice for clinical automation among IDX customers.
About INTEGRIS Health
INTEGRIS Health is the state’s largest Oklahoma-owned health system, with
hospitals, rehabilitation centers, physician clinics, mental health facilities,
independent living centers and home health agencies throughout much of the
state. Their mission is to improve the health status of the people and the
communities they serve. INTEGRIS Health Inc. is a not-for- profit corporation,
organized for charitable, scientific and educational purposes and specifically
to engage in the delivery of health-care services and related activities.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is a 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 a
wireless handheld device, Tablet PC, or desktop workstation 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; Express Scripts (Nasdaq:
ESRX); and Medco Health.
TouchWorks, mEMR, 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 2001 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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