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Allscripts Sunrise(TM) Acute Care Helps Enable Innovation With Health IT

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX) client St. Clair Hospital (Mt. Lebanon, Pa.) received the 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for its success in improving patient outcomes and its financial results through the use of health information technology.

St. Clair Hospital – an independent, 328-bed facility with nearly 3,000 physicians and staff – uses the Allscripts Sunrise platform to help deliver care to more than 500,000 patients in southwestern Pennsylvania. Since implementation, St. Clair has made strides in treating its diabetic patient population and has focused efforts on healthcare infection prevention and administering pneumonia vaccinations. It has also achieved greater patient flow in its emergency department, reducing average waiting room time from 49 to 4 minutes.

“Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care has helped us to provide safe, high-quality healthcare to our patient population across our main campus and multiple outpatient centers,” St. Clair Hospital Vice President and Chief Information Officer Richard J. Schaeffer said. “Our staff used the platform to address the healthcare needs of our community, and with that focus improved our patients’ outcomes and overall experience. Allscripts has been a valued partner in our strategy to invest in health information technology to better serve our patients with effective, innovative methods.”

Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care’s open, customizable platform helped St. Clair Hospital to:

  • Generate net revenue improvements
  • Use innovative bar code administration to prevent more than 1,100 avoidable medication errors per year
  • Develop a new Anti-Infective Auto-Scheduling Decision Tree workflow that ensures that the optimal start time is included for IV medication orders.

“This prestigious award celebrates St. Clair Hospital’s outstanding achievements in using health information technology to improve the care of its patients,” Allscripts President and Chief Executive Officer Paul M. Black said. “The recognition puts a spotlight on the vision and innovation of the organization’s dedicated physicians and staff.”

To learn more about how St. Clair achieved these outcomes, attend its presentation at the HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition, April 12-16, 2015, in Chicago, IL.

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations. To learn more, visit, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.

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