CHICAGO, Feb 6, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —
120-Physician Practice to Implement Paperless Patient Records
Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software and
information solutions for physicians, announced today that Summit Medical Group
(SMG) in Summit, New Jersey, has selected TouchWorks(TM) clinical software for
their multi-specialty practice. The 120 providers of SMG will use TouchWorks to
manage patient charts electronically.
Using TouchWorks applications, SMG will implement a paperless virtual medical
record, enabling physicians to access and share critical patient data across
multiple locations. TouchWorks will enable SMG to bring lab results,
prescriptions, clinical notes, and even in-bound paper documentation (using
TouchWorks Scan(TM)) into a completely electronic medical record, which SMG
physicians can access anytime and anywhere they have access to the Internet.
“With TouchWorks acting as a centralized data repository, our physicians can
view and update a patient’s file without waiting for delivery of a paper chart,”
said Andrew Mintz, Executive Director of Summit Medical Group. “We believe
real-time, electronic access to the patient record is absolutely critical to
delivering patient care effectively and efficiently. TouchWorks provides a very
valuable tool for our organization.”
SMG has already started planning their implementation process and will use the
TouchWorks modular approach to the virtual medical record. Instead of the
traditional all-or-nothing implementation method, TouchWorks enables a physician
practice to start with the applications that address their most pressing needs
first, and then add more applications at the practice’s own pace.
“Summit Medical Group is committed to bringing anytime, anywhere access to their
physicians and our objective is to bring SMG physicians live on the system
quickly and effectively,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “One of the key areas we focus on is
implementation, because rapid physician adoption is the key to a delivering a
strong return on investment.”
About Summit Medical Group
Summit Medical Group is a cohesive, multi-specialty group of physicians,
surgeons and healthcare providers using a team approach for the evaluation and
management of medical conditions. Summit Medical Group provides a full range of
services from physical exams to high-tech diagnostic screenings such as MRI,
mammography and X-ray, encompassing 26 specialties. Summit Medical Group
maintains New Jersey offices in Berkeley Heights, Millburn, Morristown, Short
Hills, Summit, Watchung, and Westfield.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of clinical software and
information solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks software is a
modular electronic medical record 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 documenting
clinical encounters. Additionally, AHS provides patient compliance and
healthcare product education services for physicians through its Physicians
Interactive(TM) business and also provides medication fulfillment services. 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, TouchWorks Scan, and Physicians Interactive are trademarks of
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS on the Web at www.allscripts.com .
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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