CHICAGO, Jul 9, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —
Leverages Modular Deployment Strategy to Implement TouchWorks mEMR
Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of point-of-care decision support
tools for physicians, announced today that MaineGeneral Health has signed an
agreement to purchase the full suite of TouchWorks(TM) clinical applications.
MaineGeneral plans to use a combination of wireless handheld devices and desktop
workstations, and will implement applications for prescribing, capturing
charges, dictating, ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient
education, and taking clinical notes. Each application will operate fully upon
implementation and integrate with the previously added applications, ultimately
building a complete mobile and modular electronic medical record, or mEMR(TM).
“With the implementation of the TouchWorks suite of applications, our clinicians
will have robust decision support tools at their finger tips for the delivery of
patient care,” stated Kash Basavappa, Senior Vice President and Chief
Information Officer at MaineGeneral Health. “The modular implementation strategy
will help our physicians to rapidly adopt this solution and we expect our
physicians to embrace the TouchWorks applications in a very short period of
MaineGeneral is already implementing TouchWorks modules for prescribing,
documentation management, and lab results management.
“The modular strategy is fast becoming the standard for successfully
implementing an electronic medical record,” commented Lee Shapiro, President of
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “More and more, people are reaching the
conclusion that a modular approach, like the TouchWorks mEMR, offers better
promise for physician adoption and utilization than an abrupt process overhaul.”
About MaineGeneral Health
Located in Augusta, ME, MaineGeneral Health is the parent corporation of a
network of acute care hospitals, physician practices, rehabilitation centers,
long term nursing care, and assisted living and retirement communities. With
over 630 beds in service and 3,400 full time equivalent employees,
MaineGeneral’s mission is “to make life better through healthy communities.”
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(TM) 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); HP (NYSE: HPQ); Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX); and
TouchWorks, mEMR, and Physicians Interactive are trademarks of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. Visit Allscripts on the Web at https://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 http://www.sec.gov.
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