CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic to Deploy Allscripts EHR Nationally
Allscripts to be core operating system for nation’s largest retail health clinic network
CHICAGO (February 21, 2012) – CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic, the leading retail health clinic in the United States, will transition from its existing, proprietary Electronic Medical Record system to the AllscriptsMyWay Electronic Health Record. This transition will assist MinuteClinic in its mission of delivering high quality accessible medical care in hundreds of retail clinics across the United States.
“MinuteClinic is partnering with Allscripts to assure that we are utilizing the most advanced electronic health record platform in the market,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark. “This will help support our nurse practitioners and physician assistants in continuing to meet and exceed the high standards we have set for quality and adherence to practice guidelines.”
With Allscripts Electronic Health Record, MinuteClinic becomes part of one of the largest networks of healthcare providers using Electronic Health Records. In addition, Allscripts’ current clients include some of the prominent health care systems with which MinuteClinic has affiliated, positioning MinuteClinic well for future growth and clinical collaboration.
“As part of an expanding partnership, we’re dedicated to helping MinuteClinic continue its high patient satisfaction rating by enabling seamless, private and reliable access to patient information where and when it’s needed and also provide the opportunity to share their treatments electronically with the patient’s primary care physician,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.
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MinuteClinic is a division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail walk-in clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of walk-in clinics with more than 600 locations in 25 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has generated more than 11 million patient visits, with a 95% customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the first retail health care provider to receive accreditation (2006) reaccreditation (2009) from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.MinuteClinic.com.
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.
Allscripts MyWay with integrated practice management is designed specifically to help providers in independent and small-group practices overcome cost and IT complexity barriers. Available as both an on-premise and cloud-based solution, the EHR enables providers to choose the delivery method that works best for them, and offers robust capabilities for electronic health, practice management and claims management.
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