University of Alabama at Birmingham Regional Medical Campus Selects Allscripts; Rated as ‘One of America’s Top Medical Schools’ by U.S. News & World Report, UAB to Implement the Electronic Health Record at Regional Medical Campus
Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will implement the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record at its Huntsville Regional
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. & CHICAGO (January 27, 2006) –
Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will implement the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record at its Huntsville Regional Medical Campus. Using a modular implementation approach, the deployment will initially include 30 faculty members, 36 residents and 60 medical students.
“The physicians at the Huntsville Regional Medical Campus are eager to automate their daily routine, but require a solution which is easy to use,” said Scott Bence, Assistant Dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Huntsville campus. “Allscripts modular approach enables us to implement quickly, while delivering a user-friendly solution to our physicians to ensure rapid utilization. Ultimately, this will allow UAB to teach state-of-the-art healthcare delivery to America’s future physicians.”
The Accrediting Council for Graduation Medical Education (ACGME) and the Residency Review Committee for Family Practice has been encouraging medical schools to include health information technology in physician training programs. With the adoption of TouchWorks, UAB physicians in Huntsville will gain the necessary skills to leverage technology throughout their professional careers.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham ranks among the nation’s top universities in funding from the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. News and World Report consistently rates UAB among ‘One of America’s Top Medical Schools’.
“As a nationally recognized leader, UAB saw the opportunity to take its regional campus faculty and physicians in training to the next level of healthcare delivery,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “UAB is delivering on their mission of being one of America’s premier teaching, research and healthcare institutions.”
UAB will integrate TouchWorks with its existing IDX(R) Groupcast(TM) practice management solution from IDX Systems Corporation. Allscripts and IDX, now apart of GE Healthcare, share a strategic relationship that will directly link clinical and financial information to support operational improvements at UAB.
About University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a 36-year old comprehensive, metropolitan university and medical center that encompasses 82 city blocks and has a student enrollment of more than 17,000. UAB also is home to a large graduate school, a world-renowned health care complex and more than 70 research centers, focusing on such diverse issues as AIDS vaccines and aging to the environment, urban affairs and telecommunications. UAB operates a regional medical campus located in Huntsville Alabama serving the citizens of North Alabama.
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 clinical software applications include Electronic Health Record, e-prescribing and document imaging solutions. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM) Group and medical fulfillment services through its Medication Services Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web at www.allscripts.com.
This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about Allscripts 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.
Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Scott Bence, 256-539-7757
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