5 Year Practice Management User Adds EHR
CHICAGO and LANSING, Mich., Feb 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Mid-Michigan Physicians, a multi-specialty group headquartered in Lansing, Michigan, selected the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) to provide 70 of their physicians and mid-level providers, located across seven locations, with the latest tools required to deliver high quality care.
Six physicians formed the Mid-Michigan Physicians group practice in 1996 and the practice has grown significantly in the last five years in patient visits and employees to serve them. Mid-Michigan Physicians attributes its success to its core values of excellence, trust, and economic responsibility in healthcare. The total number of annual patient visits has grown by 67 percent in a challenging economy, evidence of both strong leadership and high quality, patient-focused care. Mid-Michigan Physicians now employs 350 people and currently has 16 specialties including internal medicine, family medicine, hematology/oncology, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, general and orthopaedic surgery, nephrology, endocrinology, radiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Additionally, MMP offers a full range of imaging and urgent care services in convenient locations for the greater Lansing area.
“Mid-Michigan Physicians is committed to making healthcare more effective and efficient for our patients, and the implementation of the Allscripts Electronic Health Record is a major step in that direction,” said Dr. Michael Schafer, IT Officer of Mid-Michigan Physicians. “We’ve been successfully using the Allscripts Practice Management solution for five years to help streamline our office functions. Now, the quality and efficiency of care to our patients will be enhanced by moving to electronic health records.”
Leveraging its successful use of the Allscripts Practice Management solution, Mid-Michigan Physicians wanted an Electronic Health Record that would integrate seamlessly with the administrative billing and scheduling system. The group first began to evaluate the Allscripts Electronic Health Record before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced federal Stimulus incentive payments of between $44,000 and $64,000 to physicians who adopt and use electronic health records, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). However the opportunity for Stimulus incentives under the ARRA accelerated the group’s Electronic Health Record purchase.
“Our physicians knew that we would eventually move to an Electronic Health Record, but it was the promise of Stimulus funds that convinced us to do it now,” said Schafer. “When it came time to make a decision, Allscripts was the clear winner. We were successfully using the practice management solution – we’ve been very happy with the service we’ve received and the history we have with the company.”
Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “The selection of Allscripts by Mid-Michigan Physicians is more proof that leading physician groups who use our practice management solutions naturally turn to Allscripts when it’s time to select an Electronic Health Record and the time is now. 2010 will be the ‘Year of the EHR’.”
The Allscripts Electronic Health Record automates clinical workflow and gives physicians immediate access to critical data from hospitals, labs, pharmacies, payers and patients. Healthcare providers can access the Electronic Health Record at any time, whether they are in the clinic, at the hospital or on-call at home. By automatically tracking key patient metrics and providing automated decision support, the web-based solution helps physicians evaluate and improve their practices and enables them to deliver more effective disease management, preventive care, and long-range health maintenance.
About Mid-Michigan Physicians
Formed in 1996, Mid-Michigan Physicians attributes its success to its core values of excellence, trust, and economic responsibility in healthcare. Mid-Michigan Physicians currently has 16 specialties including internal medicine, family medicine, hematology/oncology, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, general and orthopaedic surgery, nephrology, endocrinology, radiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Additionally, MMP offers a full range of imaging and urgent care services in convenient locations for the greater Lansing area. For more information about Mid-Michigan Physicians, visit http://www.mmponline.com/.
Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 8,000 post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of their patients and their bottom line. The company’s award-winning solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management, practice management, document management, care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation.
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