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|Heritage Valley Health System Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record|
Physicians will use EHR to Enhance the Quality and Cost-Effectiveness of Patient Care
The rapidly growing Heritage Valley Health System is a
"As an integrated delivery network, we're relying on the Allscripts solution to help us create a single electronic patient record that will drive greater integration and improvement in care delivery, better coordination of care, less duplication of effort, and better documentation," said Norm Mitry, President & CEO of Heritage Valley Health System. "Whether it's the government's electronic prescribing mandate, quality based pay for performance programs from insurers and government or the increasing demand from patients for web-based access to information, it's clear that physicians need an electronic solution to provide state-of-the-art care today. It's also becoming a competitive necessity, because if you don't give patients what they want, they'll go elsewhere."
The Electronic Health Record builds upon
In recognition of its success with e-prescribing, earlier this year
Heritage Valley Health System was awarded a
"Heritage Valley Health System is a model for healthcare organizations across the country who want to leverage the power of real-time information to transform the care process and improve their performance," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "Heritage Valley has developed a strong record of success using technology to provide tools that their physicians can use to deliver care and their successful e-prescribing program is proof that payers will reward physician behaviors that improve care and quality. We are excited that Heritage Valley has elected to build on their e-prescribing success by implementing our comprehensive electronic health record for their employed physicians."
The Allscripts Electronic Health Record automates clinical workflow and gives physicians instant access to critical data from hospitals, labs, pharmacies, payers and patients. Healthcare providers can access the Electronic Health Record at any time, whether they are in the clinic, at the hospital or on-call at home. By automatically tracking key patient metrics and providing automated decision support, the web-based solution helps physicians evaluate and improve their practices and enables them to deliver more effective disease management, preventive care, and long-range health maintenance.
Heritage Valley Health System also uses Allscripts Care Management in its two hospitals to streamline their case management workflow, manage insurance claims, and to monitor each patient's length of stay and health status.
About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System provides comprehensive healthcare for
residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in
Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More
than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 8,000 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.
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