SACRAMENTO, Calif. & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 26,
2005–Allscripts, (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare, today announced that Mercy Medical Group, a
service of Catholic Healthcare West Medical Foundation, will implement
TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record from Allscripts, to connect
the group’s more than 150 physicians across seven locations.
As Sacramento’s premier healthcare provider, Mercy Medical Group’s
(MMG) primary goal is to provide the best possible care and service to
their patients. To strengthen their role in Sacramento’s competitive
healthcare market, MMG identified a need for clinical automation.
The award-winning Allscripts solution will give MMG physicians the
ability to have access to all of their patient charts at anytime. The
Allscripts electronic health record (EHR) has proven to rapidly drive
return-on-investment for the physician’s practices and improve the
patient experience, while making the practice of medicine more
seamless for physicians.
“Our physicians and staff are very excited about implementing the
Allscripts electronic health record,” said Mike McClintock, Executive
Director of Mercy Medical Group. “This material change in the way we
practice medicine will allow us to be on the cutting edge of
technology which will help our physicians in their day to day practice
by providing a tool that will be efficient and practical, relieving
them of some of today’s outdated paperwork process so that they can
spend more time on what matters, their patients.”
Mercy Medical Group will integrate TouchWorks with its existing
IDX(R) Flowcast(R) revenue cycle management solution from IDX Systems
Corporation. Allscripts and IDX share a 10-year strategic relationship
that will directly link clinical and financial information to support
operational improvements at Mercy Medical Group.
“Practicing in a very competitive healthcare market, Mercy Medical
Group wanted to lead the way by implementing an electronic health
record that would seamlessly connect to the group’s existing practice
management system,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts. “This connection provides Mercy Medical Group the ability
to be a leader as healthcare in the United States continues this
About Mercy Medical Group
Mercy Medical Group, a service of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW)
Medical Foundation, is a multi-specialty group of more than 150
doctors and 900 CHW Medical Foundation employees providing service.
Mercy Medical Group has more than 109,000 patient visits annually in
the Sacramento area and is affiliated with the local Mercy hospitals
(Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Mercy Hospital
of Folsom and Methodist Hospital). Mercy Medical Group currently has
seven office locations, with two additional sites to open in 2006. For
more information on Mercy Medical Group and the wide-range of services
it provides, visit our website at www.mymercymedgroup.org.
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.
IDX and Flowcast are registered trademarks of IDX Investment
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.
CONTACT: Allscripts Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217 email@example.com or Mercy Medical Group Mary Beth Teselle, 916-851-2052 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE: Allscripts