CHICAGO, Feb 25, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —
TouchWorks Note Offers Reduced Transcription Cost, Improved Documentation
Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of modular EMR and
clinical information solutions for physicians, announced today that University
of Colorado Hospital selected the full suite of TouchWorks(TM) software for 50
physicians in their ambulatory clinics. UCH cited the abilities of TouchWorks
Note(TM) to reduce transcription costs and improve clinical documentation as key
“TouchWorks Note provides a flexible approach to clinical notation, saves time
and increases quality through immediate access to information,” said Steve
Clark, PhD, CIO and Vice President of University of Colorado Hospital. “In
addition, TouchWorks readily interfaces with our IDX practice management
software, making the solution easier to implement and use.”
University of Colorado Hospital has utilized IDXtend business performance
solutions from IDX Systems Corporation since 2000. The TouchWorks clinical
applications will be integrated with the IDXtend enterprise financial and
administrative functionality to drive operational improvements at every point-
of-care. For example, using a handheld device, doctors and nurses can enter
patient encounter related information (diagnosis codes, procedure codes, visit
charges and modifiers) at the point of care using TouchWorks Note and then have
the data submitted wirelessly to an IDX practice management system to ensure
accurate and timely billing. This automation helps eliminate lost charges and
delays from paper-driven processes.
“Our strategic relationship with IDX is one of the key reasons TouchWorks has
become the clinical software of choice for IDX customers,” stated Glen Tullman,
Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “The integration we
have with IDX practice management systems eases the transition from paper-based
to electronic charts.”
About University of Colorado Hospital
The University of Colorado Hospital, located in Denver, is the region’s leading
specialty care and referral center. It is a teaching hospital affiliated with
the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, one of four campuses
comprising the University of Colorado system. A new hospital, the Anschutz
Inpatient Pavilion, is under construction at the Fitzsimons campus in Aurora,
Colorado, approximately six miles from the Denver campus. The first phase is
scheduled to open in 2004 and the remaining phases are to open within the
decade. Primary care clinics are operated by the hospital in six convenient
Denver metro locations.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of modular EMR and
clinical information solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks software
is a modular electronic medical 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 taking
clinical notes. 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 and TouchWorks Note 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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