Electronic Documentation to Control Costs and Improve Quality
CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of
modular EMR and clinical information solutions for physicians, reported today
that Rochester Cardiopulmonary Group (RCPG), the largest private cardiology
group in the Rochester, New York, region, has successfully implemented the
initial phase of the TouchWorks(TM) modular electronic medical record
(mEMR(TM)) in less than 90 days.
Using TouchWorks Document(TM) to electronically manage their documents,
RCPG expects to drive significant savings as well as provide physicians with
better and faster access to patient data. TouchWorks Document has been proven
to decrease transcription backlog, increase support staff productivity, and
reduce overall transcription and medical records costs.
“By transmitting information electronically, TouchWorks improves the
quality of information our physicians can access at the point of care and
reduces the time our physicians spend on administrative tasks,” commented
Dr. Eduardo Arazoza, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rochester
Cardiopulmonary Group. “This solution enhances the ability of our physicians
to provide unsurpassed, comprehensive cardiovascular and pulmonary services to
The modular architecture of the TouchWorks solution enables rapid
implementation and improves physician adoption. As compared to traditional,
“all-or-nothing” electronic medical records, the mEMR enables practices to
start with the applications they need most and add functionality over time.
“The modular approach of TouchWorks is vital to efficient and rapid
physician adoption,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. “And physician utilization is the key to real return on
investment from EMRs.”
Rochester Cardiopulmonary Group will integrate TouchWorks with their
existing IDX Group Practice Management System (GPMS(TM)). Rochester
Cardiopulmonary Group, one of the first GPMS users, has been an IDX customer
for over twenty years. The integration of TouchWorks and GPMS will directly
link clinical and financial activities and drive operational improvements.
About Rochester Cardiopulmonary Group
Founded in 1974, Rochester Cardiopulmonary Group is now the largest
private cardiology group in the Rochester, New York, region. The Group’s
physicians represent a diversity of experience, training and personal
interests which combine to meet specific patient needs. Rochester
Cardiopulmonary Group provides quality cardiopulmonary care to the Rochester
community as well as surrounding areas. The Group’s physicians practice at
Rochester General, Park Ridge, Newark-Wayne Community, Strong Memorial
Hospital and Highland Hospital.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of ambulatory EMR
and clinical information solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks
software is a modular electronic medical record and clinical information
solution that enhances physician productivity using a wireless handheld
device, Tablet PC, 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. AHS provides software and services to over 20,000 physicians
across the U.S.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE: RX); Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT); Hewlett-Packard Company;
Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX); and Medco Health.
TouchWorks, mEMR, and TouchWorks Document are trademarks of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS on the Web at www.allscripts.com .
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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
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maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov .
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