ORLANDO, Fla. & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 26, 2004–From the
floor of the 2004 HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management Systems
Society) Annual Convention and Exposition, KLAS Enterprises, LLC.,
reported that Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information
solutions for physicians, received the highest overall perception
rating from a field of 16 electronic medical record (EMR) vendors
providing applications for practices with over 25 physicians.
Additionally, nearly half of the participants surveyed for the 2004
Ambulatory EMR Perception Report indicated that they would consider
the TouchWorks(TM) EMR for their practices, surpassing all other
vendors in the evaluation.
KLAS conducted this study to assess market perception of
ambulatory EMR applications, discover key decision factors considered
when selecting an EMR, and identify the most likely vendors to be
included by healthcare organizations in their EMR selection process.
For the study, KLAS interviewed more than 250 healthcare executives,
CIO’s, directors, managers, and clinicians.
“With an understanding of the credibility and importance of KLAS
ratings, the Ambulatory EMR Perception Report underscores the
leadership position that TouchWorks has gained in this marketplace,”
commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. “We are very pleased with this report as well as
the top rankings that we have received in other industry consultant
reports, such as those produced recently by the AC Group, Forrester
Research, and Gartner.”
For more information on the 2004 KLAS Ambulatory EMR Perception
Report, visit KLAS on the Web at www.healthcomputing.com. The
Ambulatory EMR Perception Report is available under the “Recent
Specialty Reports” section.
About KLAS Enterprises, LLC.
Founded in 1996, KLAS is the only research and consulting firm
specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of
healthcare’s information technology (HIT) vendors. KLAS staff and
advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology
experience. In concern with thousands of healthcare executives, CIOs,
directors, managers, and clinicians, KLAS has created a dynamic
database of information on the performance of HIT vendors. The KLAS
database represents the opinions of healthcare executives, managers,
and clinicians from over 4,500 healthcare facilities on more than 300
vendors and over 500 different products. KLAS continuously refreshes
this information with new performance evaluations and interviews
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions for
physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks(TM) software is a modular
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that enhances physician productivity
by automating the most common physician activities including
prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing
results, providing patient education, and documenting clinical
encounters. TouchWorks is available on the latest Tablet PCs, wireless
handheld devices, desktop workstations and over the Internet. AHS also
offers electronic document imaging and scanning solutions through its
Advanced Imaging Concepts subsidiary. Additionally, AHS provides
healthcare product education and market research programs for
physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit and medication
fulfillment services through its Allscripts Direct(TM) unit. Visit AHS
on the Web at www.allscripts.com.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq:IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE:RX); Microsoft; Hewlett-Packard Company; and Medco Health.
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 2002
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
CONTACT: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Dan Michelson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4330 firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Peterson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4475 email@example.com SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions