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Largest physician-owned multispecialty practice in New Jersey expands Allscripts relationship to improve IT while optimizing outcomes

CHICAGO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Summit Medical Group, the largest physician-owned multispecialty practice in New Jersey, announced it has signed a long-term contract with Allscripts for managed IT services. With Allscripts Managed Services, Summit will focus on its core mission of providing world class patient care while using IT to improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes.

Summit is committed to continuing its long-standing tradition of excellence in coordinated patient care. Summit currently employs more than 1,200 people, 300 of which are practitioners, at its main campus in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and seventeen satellite facilities. Summit is an established client and its physicians use Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record™. The expanded relationship will enable Summit to improve IT reliability, optimize processes, and prepare for future growth.

“Summit Medical Group is growing rapidly, and expanding our relationship with Allscripts will benefit us in two key ways. First, we can better concentrate on our core mission of providing world-class care for our patients,” said Karen Graham, Chief Operating Officer at Summit. “Second, we gain access to global resources with deep IT expertise to help us put the right strategies and systems in place for long-term process improvements.”

Allscripts serves more than 100 healthcare organizations, of a variety of sizes, with IT outsourcing. Well known for its performance, Allscripts and Springhill Medical Center recently won a 2012 Outsourcing Excellence Award from Outsourcing Center.  

“The leading physician groups want to focus on the highest value added activities, providing healthcare to their patients. Our Managed Services offering enables them to leave the technical aspects of providing an electronic health record and practice management services to us, so they can do what they do best,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “As Summit continues to grow, the Allscripts solution equips the Group with the tools, team and capability to deliver coordinated, patient-centered care.”

About Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group is the largest physician-owned multispecialty practice in New Jersey. In addition to its 250,000-square-foot main campus, the Group has satellite offices in 4 counties. It employs more than 300 practitioners and 1,200 employees who support 70 medical specialties. The Group successfully serves approximately 55,000 patients each month and 134,000 patients overall. It has treated more than half a million patients since its doors opened more than 80 years ago. For these reasons, Summit Medical Group is well positioned to offer patients access to its exceptionally wide range of specialties, state-of-the-art diagnostics and technology, and leading-edge treatments. 

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health™ for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations.  To learn more about Allscripts, please visit, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.

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SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

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