TUCSON, Ariz. & CHICAGO, Oct 25, 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
Neurological Associates of Tucson will implement the TouchWorks(TM)
Electronic Health Record (EHR).
In August of 2005, Governor Janet Napolitano issued a statewide
e-health information infrastructure Executive Order to improve the
quality and reduce the cost of healthcare in Arizona. The Executive
Order includes the development of a Steering Committee to submit the
Arizona Health-e Connection Roadmap, detailing recommended actions and
key milestone dates to achieve within the next five years. This
Roadmap will be used to guide legislative and regulatory actions and
maximize federal financial participation to support the goal of early
adoption of an e-health information infrastructure.
“With the Statewide Executive Order handed down by the Governor,
Neurological Associates of Tucson found it imperative to fulfill the
order with a clinical software system that would meet both the needs
of the state requirements and our physicians’ needs,” said Jane S.
Jensen, MBA, Executive Director of Neurological Associates of Tucson.
“With Allscripts, our physicians are taking a leadership role in
providing better patient care and reducing healthcare costs for the
citizens and visitors of Arizona.”
Neurological Associates of Tucson is on the brink of developing a
new practice paradigm in a soon to be constructed state-of-the-art
setting with a new name and mission. The new name, Center for
Neurosciences, reflects on the group’s desire to provide a full
complement of the highest quality neurological and neurological
surgical services. In order to make this paradigm shift and advance
its mission Neurological Associates needed the benefits and
efficiencies an EHR can provide.
“Neurological Associates decision to deploy the TouchWorks
Electronic Health Record confirms the continued expansion and
development of the market. With State and Federal encouragement, small
to midsize groups, including key specialties, are joining the rapidly
growing market for electronic healthcare,” said Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Allscripts provided Neurological
Associates of Tucson with a solution that met their specific
requirements, budget and timeframe for implementation. We applaud the
State of Arizona, which recognized the importance of early adoption of
information technology. With a fully automated electronic health
record, Neurological Associates of Tucson are not only answering the
call from the State Governor, but the President.”
Neurological Associates of Tucson will integrate TouchWorks with
its existing IDX(R) Groupcast(TM) practice 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 Neurological
Associates of Tucson.
About Neurological Associates of Tucson
Serving patients throughout Southern Arizona for more than 30
years, the physicians of Neurological Associates of Tucson are highly
trained specialists in the treatment of injuries and diseases
affecting the brain, spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
Neurological Associates of Tucson has a long tradition of caring and
working closely with patients to help them maintain their optimum
level of health and wellbeing.
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 email@example.com or Neurological Associates of Tucson: Jane S. Jenson, MBA, 520-795-7750 firstname.lastname@example.org