|Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center Selects Allscripts to Automate and Connect Its Physician Offices, Emergency Department and Home Care Providers|
Illinois Health System Commits to Information Connectivity as the Basis for Better Healthcare
Ottawa Regional is a non-profit healthcare organization located southwest
"With this agreement, Ottawa Regional is staking out our leadership by
leveraging the best available technology to remove paper-based information
bottlenecks from healthcare," said
"It's clear that Allscripts not only has a strong vision for connecting healthcare but that they're delivering on it every day," Maynard said. "Together, we hope to improve the quality of care we provide for our community by connecting providers to the right information at the right time, no matter what setting they work in."
Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, commented, "Ottawa Regional is a great example of a leading healthcare organization that is investing in the future of healthcare. It's exciting for us to partner with an organization that believes so strongly in the value of using information technology, not only to automate its physicians but to connect them to better information to allow them to make higher quality decisions in a more cost effective way."
Ottawa Regional's employed physicians and the hospital's medical/surgical unit will implement Allscripts Professional Electronic Health Record and Practice Management. The Electronic Health Record provides caregivers instant and secure access to the complete patient record anytime and anywhere, while automating everyday clinical tasks and connecting physicians to pharmacies, laboratories and other healthcare stakeholders. The Practice Management solution improves the productivity of administrative staff, simplifies patient record keeping, streamlines billing and improves cash flow, with the industry's most user-friendly interface and extensible design.
As part of their deployment,
Allscripts Remote Chart Access will enable community caregivers and hospital staff to securely access an ED patient's chart via the Web without logging into the ED solution. To provide ED physicians with immediate access to many patients' medical histories and medication lists - information that most ED patients provide verbally but not always accurately - Ottawa Regional will connect Allscripts ED to Allscripts Professional EHR. And to ensure that providers in all settings have access to the latest patient information, Allscripts ED and Allscripts Professional EHR will exchange information with Ottawa Regional's Meditech inpatient information systems. These connections deliver instant access to lab results, radiology reports and other up-to-date information, creating a seamless information handoff for patients who are admitted to the hospital from the ED or referred to their physician's office after being discharged from the hospital.
For its 25 home care providers, Ottawa Regional is implementing Allscripts Homecare, designed to improve clinical quality of care, financial performance, and operational control for large, integrated home care organizations and small home care companies. Business, clinical, and scheduling functionality for multiple lines of business - home health, hospice, and private duty - are combined seamlessly in one integrated home care software system.
Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to
healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000
post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health
of their patients and their bottom line. The company's award-winning
solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue
cycle management, practice management, document management, medication
services, hospital care management, emergency department information systems
and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of
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