World-Renowned Academic Medical Center to Automate Emergency Department Physicians for Improved Patient Care and EfficiencyCHICAGO, Feb 06, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that The Johns
Hopkins Hospital has selected HealthMatics(R) ED Emergency Department
Information System from Allscripts to automate administrative and patient care
processes in its Emergency Department and urgent care center. Allscripts
valued the agreement at approximately $900,000.
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is a 1,017-bed academic medical
center affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that provides a
comprehensive range of state-of-the-art patient care and has topped U.S. News
and World Report’s ranking of American hospitals for 16 consecutive years.
More than 108,000 patients visit the hospital’s Emergency Department and
urgent care centers every year. HealthMatics ED (www.allscripts.com/edis)
will integrate with existing hospital information systems to provide enhanced
communication, better management of high-risk patients, and improved access to
critical patient information both inside and outside the hospital.
According to Johns Hopkins, HealthMatics ED was selected because the
industry-leading Allscripts solution delivers comprehensive functionality with
a track record of success at hospitals across the country. Johns Hopkins 80
employed physicians in the Emergency Department and hundreds of support staff
will have access to an easy-to-use, comprehensive solution including single-
screen views of all Emergency Department activity, comprehensive patient
tracking and electronic medical records, real-time views of orders and
results, patient-specific decision support information, and risk management
tools enhancing patient safety and reducing medical errors.
Community physician members of the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
(JHHS) will be able to access Emergency Department records for their patients
through JHHS’s community-wide physician portal, which will receive Emergency
Department encounter information from HealthMatics ED. That connectivity
enables ambulatory physicians to quickly determine the treatment and
medications their patients received in the Emergency Department.
“Emergency Departments are a critical part of the care equation, both in
the urgent care they deliver and in the ability to inform care after the
immediate episode,” commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts. “By selecting HealthMatics ED, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, an
acknowledged pioneer and global leader in the delivery of high quality
healthcare, is providing their physicians with the technology tools they need
to make the best and safest treatment decisions and connect with the patient’s
The Johns Hopkins Hospital will connect HealthMatics ED with its inpatient
health information system from Eclipsys, enabling interoperability of clinical
and financial information within the hospital.
Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s
business groups provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform
healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group’s award-winning software applications
include electronic health record, practice management, electronic prescribing,
document imaging, emergency department and care management solutions.
Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity
solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM)
Group and medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services
Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts 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 2005 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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