Midland Memorial Hospital Selects Allscripts Emergency Department System
Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare today announced that Midland Memorial Hospital will implement the HealthMatics(R) ED Emergency Department Information System to automate its emergency
MIDLAND, Texas & CHICAGO (May 01, 2006) –
Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare today announced that Midland Memorial Hospital will implement the HealthMatics(R) ED Emergency Department Information System to automate its emergency services. Midland Memorial said the Allscripts solution will enhance patient safety, improve clinical documentation and optimize provider access to patient information in the hospital’s Emergency Department and beyond.
“Not only will HealthMatics ED benefit our patients, but it will allow our Emergency Department staff to work more efficiently by enabling better information flow within the ED, between the ED and the rest of the hospital, and with providers outside of Midland Memorial,” said Lawrence Sanz, Chief Financial Officer of Midland Memorial Hospital. “We also expect HealthMatics will improve productivity, increase our capture of accurate charges and speed patient throughput in the ED.”
Midland Memorial selected Allscripts HealthMatics ED after an 18-month search based on its comprehensive functionality, 24-hour customer support and proven success at similar hospitals across the country. Midland Memorial expects the system, which incorporates web-based technology to provide remote access to patient records, will enhance patient tracking, improve access to patient information, improve clinical documentation and billing, and boost patient safety through electronic order entry and prescription management.
“We have worked with other electronic documentation systems, but none holds the promise of Allscripts,” said Lawrence Wilson, MD, FACEP, Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Midland Memorial. “HealthMatics ED enables providers to document at the bedside, allowing for better decisions where every minute counts. Allscripts also provides order entry and patient tracking while collecting patient care metrics to help us improve quality and productivity. It’s the complete package.”
HealthMatics ED will interface with existing hospital systems, including the Precision 2000 Admit-Discharge-Transfer (ADT) system by McKesson, Radiology and PACS system from GE/IDX, and the OpenVista lab and clinical patient record system by Medsphere Systems Corporation. The interface to the hospital’s inpatient Electronic Health Record is especially important since clinical information will be electronically transferred as discrete data, eliminating data re-entry by providers and enabling access to patient chart information across the hospital.
“We are proud to partner with Midland Memorial Hospital to help them provide the best possible emergency care for the patients of the Midland community,” said Glen Tullman, Allscripts Chief Executive Officer. “Midland Memorial Hospital’s willingness to invest in enhancing patient care in this vital setting is further evidence of their standing as the premier acute care provider in Texas’s Permian Basin.”
About Midland Hospital
Midland Memorial Hospital is a 371-licensed-bed hospital, operating on three campuses in Midland, Texas. Owned and operated by Midland County Hospital District, MMH provides a full range of acute care services to the people of Midland, while serving as a regional referral center for other communities throughout west Texas and southeast New Mexico. Specialty services include emergency medicine, rehabilitation services, cardiovascular surgery, and advanced radiological and oncology services.
Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s business groups provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group’s award-winning software applications include electronic health record, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging, emergency department and care management solutions. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM) Group and medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web at www.allscripts.com.
his 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 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217
Midland Memorial Hospital
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