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Illinois Health System Commits to Information Connectivity as the Basis
for Better Healthcare

CHICAGO and OTTAWA, Ill., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
announced today that Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center selected a
comprehensive suite of Allscripts solutions to electronically connect its
providers across all of its care settings, from the Emergency Room to
physician offices to the hospital’s home health network, as a way to deliver
higher quality, coordinated healthcare to its patients.


Ottawa Regional is a non-profit healthcare organization located southwest
of Chicago that is anchored by Ottawa Regional Hospital (a 118-licensed bed
facility) and includes a medical staff of 160 physicians, its own medical
group and a home health care network. Allscripts will deploy and connect three
major solutions across Ottawa Regional’s network: the Allscripts
Professional(R) Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution;
Allscripts ED(R) Emergency Department Information System and Allscripts

“With this agreement, Ottawa Regional is staking out our leadership by
leveraging the best available technology to remove paper-based information
bottlenecks from healthcare,” said Robert Chaffin, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center. “Nothing
is more important to us than quality patient care and with the help of
Allscripts, we are connecting our medical staff and our home care providers,
ensuring they have all the information they need to deliver safer, higher
quality, more coordinated care across all of our settings.”

John Maynard, Ottawa Regional’s Information Technology Director, said the
organization spent over a year evaluating technology from a variety of vendors
before selecting Allscripts, largely based on physician feedback. He said he
was most impressed by the functionality shared across Allscripts systems and
the ability to connect all of it together.

“It’s clear that Allscripts not only has a strong vision for connecting
healthcare but that they’re delivering on it every day,” Maynard said.
“Together, we hope to improve the quality of care we provide for our community
by connecting providers to the right information at the right time, no matter
what setting they work in.”

Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, commented, “Ottawa
Regional is a great example of a leading healthcare organization that is
investing in the future of healthcare. It’s exciting for us to partner with an
organization that believes so strongly in the value of using information
technology, not only to automate its physicians but to connect them to better
information to allow them to make higher quality decisions in a more cost
effective way.”

Ottawa Regional’s employed physicians and the hospital’s medical/surgical
unit will implement Allscripts Professional Electronic Health Record and
Practice Management. The Electronic Health Record provides caregivers instant
and secure access to the complete patient record anytime and anywhere, while
automating everyday clinical tasks and connecting physicians to pharmacies,
laboratories and other healthcare stakeholders. The Practice Management
solution improves the productivity of administrative staff, simplifies patient
record keeping, streamlines billing and improves cash flow, with the
industry’s most user-friendly interface and extensible design.

As part of their deployment, Ottawa will deploy Allscripts Assure Disaster
Recovery, an automatic data recovery solution that securely stores up-to-date
patient information remotely for easy access during emergencies.

In the Emergency Department (ED), Ottawa Regional will streamline all
processes including tracking, triage, nurse and physician charting,
disposition and reporting using Allscripts ED(R). Integrated features of the
system include “one-click” access to individual patient charts, the ability to
view multiple charts simultaneously, to track the entire patient treatment
experience at a single glance, and alerts that notify the clinician of overdue
treatment times, medication conflicts and conflicting orders.

Allscripts Remote Chart Access will enable community caregivers and
hospital staff to securely access an ED patient’s chart via the Web without
logging into the ED solution. To provide ED physicians with immediate access
to many patients’ medical histories and medication lists – information that
most ED patients provide verbally but not always accurately – Ottawa Regional
will connect Allscripts ED to Allscripts Professional EHR. And to ensure that
providers in all settings have access to the latest patient information,
Allscripts ED and Allscripts Professional EHR will exchange information with
Ottawa Regional’s Meditech inpatient information systems. These connections
deliver instant access to lab results, radiology reports and other up-to-date
information, creating a seamless information handoff for patients who are
admitted to the hospital from the ED or referred to their physician’s office
after being discharged from the hospital.

For its 25 home care providers, Ottawa Regional is implementing Allscripts
Homecare, designed to improve clinical quality of care, financial performance,
and operational control for large, integrated home care organizations and
small home care companies. Business, clinical, and scheduling functionality
for multiple lines of business – home health, hospice, and private duty – are
combined seamlessly in one integrated home care software system.

About Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center

Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center provides residents of LaSalle
County, Illinois and surrounding communities a comprehensive range of
healthcare services, including inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical
care, emergency care, pre-natal and post-partum care, behavioral health
services, home health and hospice care. For more information, visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to
healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000
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, medication
services, hospital care management, emergency department information systems
and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

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Company’s software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the possibility
of product-related liabilities; our ability to attract and retain qualified
personnel; our ability to identify and complete acquisitions, manage our
growth and integrate acquisitions; the ability to recognize the benefits of
the merger with Misys Healthcare Systems, LLC (“MHS”); the integration of MHS
with the Company and the possible disruption of current plans and operations
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Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click
appropriate link. Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer

SOURCE: Allscripts – 04/02/2009

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,, or
Todd Stein, Senior Manager/Public Relations,
both of Allscripts; or Cheryl
Cato, Marketing and Community Relations of Ottawa Regional Hospital and
Healthcare Center, +1-815-431-5498,
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