RICHMOND, Va. & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 16,
2005–Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions used by physicians,
today announced that West End Orthopaedic Clinic will deploy the
TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record.
As one of Virginia’s largest physician groups, the 31 physicians
of West End Orthopaedic Clinic serve their patients from 7 offices
located on the campuses of Richmond’s major healthcare centers. The
Allscripts solution will provide orthopaedic specialists with instant
access to complete information for consultation, research and test
“As President Bush and the Federal Government have expressed,
electronic health records are essential to providing higher quality
and more efficient health care,” said Jim Perkins, Chief Executive
Officer of West End Orthopaedic Clinic. “Our surgeons felt that it was
imperative to stay ahead of future government mandates and chose
Allscripts after speaking directly with other specialists using their
product. It was clearly the most user-friendly and productive tool for
The electronic health record also will provide the group practice
the ability to virtually connect patients to physicians via an
interactive personal health record, providing the patient the
opportunity to complete medical forms prior to visiting the clinic.
This functionality within TouchWorks was developed in partnership with
Medem, the nation’s premier physician-patient communication network
founded by leading U.S. medical societies.
“The adoption of the electronic health record in combination with
a personal health record answers the Federal Government’s call for
every American to have access to their medical record,” said Glen
Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “West End Orthopaedic
Clinic physicians are joining the ranks of many of the Country’s
leading specialty medical groups as they follow the path towards an
electronic healthcare transformation.”
About West End Orthopaedic Clinic
West End Orthopaedic Clinic, “The Network of Orthopaedic
Specialists”, has provided orthopaedic care throughout metropolitan
Richmond, Virginia since 1960.
West End Orthopaedic Clinic professional services are provided by
Board Certified orthopaedic surgeons, physiatry, and physical and
occupational therapy. The practice is committed to continuing
education, diagnostic and surgical services offered in a conveniently
located and low-cost outpatient environment.
Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare. The Company provides unique solutions that inform,
connect, and transform healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group’s
award-winning clinical software applications include electronic health
record, e-prescribing and document imaging solutions. Allscripts’
Physicians Interactive Group provides clinical product education and
connectivity solutions for physicians and patients. The Company’s
Medication Services Group provides medication fulfillment services. 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 2004
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
CONTACT: Allscripts Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217 firstname.lastname@example.org or West End Orthopaedic Clinic Rhonda Coor, 804-560-5595 email@example.com SOURCE: Allscripts