CHICAGO and SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Tidewell Hospice, one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the U.S., selected the Allscripts Homecare™ and EPSi™ financial management solutions to help care for more than 8,000 patients and families annually. The solutions will automate key clinical and financial functions and improve connectivity with physicians, hospitals and other providers across the community.
“Healthcare reform encourages providers to coordinate care across communities for better quality at lower cost, and Tidewell sees our partnership with Allscripts as the ideal way to achieve that goal,” said David Lafferty, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Tidewell. “For us to thrive in this new environment, we need a widely-utilized solution like Allscripts that enables us to better connect with the hospitals and physicians in our communities – many of whom use Allscripts applications – and to better manage care and costs within our facilities.”
Allscripts Homecare provides billing, scheduling and an Electronic Health Record (EHR) in an integrated, seamless system, helping staff spend more time on patient care and less on administration. Tidewell will also use Allscripts Referral Management to review and respond to electronic referrals from hospitals and physician groups, and identify patients best suited for hospice care and making the transitions of care both safer and easier for patients.
Tidewell will use the Allscripts EPSi solution to help shorten and streamline its budgeting and planning cycles and create effective, more accurate budgets and forecasts that deliver timely analysis of the hospice’s performance.
“Tidewell, one of the largest hospice organizations in the US, is focused on improving care through better coordination with providers in their communities while at the same time more efficiently managing costs,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Our solutions help by ensuring hospitals and physicians can more easily share critical patient information with Tidewell’s caregivers and by assisting Tidewell’s managers in achieving better financial planning and outcomes.”
About Tidewell Hospice
Serving more than 1,200 patients daily in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties, Tidewell Hospice is one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the U.S. Home-based palliative care is the basic premise of the program, involving the support of physicians, registered nurses, social service counselors, certified nursing assistants and volunteers, all following a prescribed plan of care. Tidewell’s services are available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, please visit: http://www.tidewell.org.
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 www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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