CHICAGO, Oct 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —
Physicians to Access Electronic Medical Records Through TouchWorks
Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support tools for physicians, announced today that Springfield Clinic
of Springfield, IL, will use TouchWorks(TM) software to develop their clinical
repository. Leveraging the unique modular approach to the electronic medical
record (or mEMR(TM)), Springfield Clinic will implement TouchWorks Document(TM),
TouchWorks Result(TM), TouchWorks Workflow(TM) and Physician Homebase(R) to
enable over 150 physicians to record and retrieve patient data securely and
electronically from multiple facilities.
With over 25 locations in their provider network, Springfield Clinic required a
method to share patient data among physicians. With the selected modules from
the TouchWorks solution forming a clinical repository, Springfield Clinic will
meet this information need for its physicians, providing a common point of
access to store, manage, and retrieve patient data. This clinical repository
will reduce the need to physically transfer paper-based files between locations
by enabling physician access to patient data whenever and wherever they need it.
“An electronic clinical repository will allow our physicians to practice
medicine not only more efficiently, but more effectively and Allscripts provides
us the fastest way to implement that solution,” said Michael Maynard, Chief
Executive Officer of the Springfield Clinic. “Using the modular TouchWorks
strategy, we expect to realize these enhancements much faster than we could have
with a traditional all-or-nothing electronic medical record.”
Springfield Clinic and Allscripts will begin installation in November and go
live in January of 2003. Upon completion, all physicians across the Springfield
Clinic network will immediately have access to this clinical repository.
“TouchWorks provides physicians with Just Right, Just-in-Time Information(TM), a
core principle of our solution,” commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer
of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “TouchWorks delivers instant access to
patient information, something you just cannot do with a paper chart across
Springfield Clinic will integrate the Allscripts software with their existing
business performance software from IDX Systems Corporation (Nasdaq: IDXC).
Springfield Clinic utilizes the IDXtend(R) Billing and Accounts Receivable(TM)
(BAR), Enterprise-wide Scheduling(TM) (EWS) and Managed Care Applications(TM)
(MCA) to streamline patient access and enhance its revenue cycle. The
integration between IDXtend and the Allscripts software suite improves end user
productivity, increases patient satisfaction and improves patient care by
integrating the clinical data and financial data.
About Springfield Clinic
Since 1939, Springfield Clinic has demonstrated its commitment to serving the
medical needs of Central Illinois. For over 60 years, we’ve anticipated patient
and community needs and responded…expanding our facilities and adding
physician specialists to increase our capabilities. Springfield Clinic is
comprised of a Main Campus facility, along with more than 20 satellite
facilities located in Springfield, Decatur and surrounding communities. We are
committed to quality care, customer convenience and excellence in service.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks software
products enhance physician productivity using wireless PDAs, Tablet PCs, or
desktop workstations to automate the most common physician activities including
prescribing, capturing charges, dictating, ordering labs and viewing results,
providing patient education, and taking clinical notes. The Company also
provides medication fulfillment services. Additionally, Allscripts provides
interactive physician education services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and
medical device companies through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health (NYSE: RX);
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT); HP (NYSE: HPQ); Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX); and
TouchWorks, mEMR, TouchWorks Document, TouchWorks Result, TouchWorks Workflow,
Just Right, Just-in-Time Information, and Physicians Interactive are trademarks
of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Physician Homebase is a registered trademark
of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Visit Allscripts on the Web at
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 2001 Annual Report on
Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and
Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov .
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