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Central Utah Medical Clinic Selects Allscripts and IDX Integrated Solution
CHICAGO and BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb 12, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ --
CUMC Anticipates 'Maximum Benefit with Minimal Disruption' to Existing Workflow PracticesAllscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of point-of-care decision support tools for physicians, and IDX Systems Corporation (Nasdaq: IDXC) announced today that Central Utah Medical Clinic (CUMC) has selected TouchWorks(TM) clinical applications and the IDX GPMS(TM) (Group Practice Management System) for their physician practice.
CUMC will implement the GPMS application and the full suite of TouchWorks solutions using a modular deployment strategy. The first phase, targeted for completion in April, will include the full GPMS application as well as the TouchWorks dictation, document management, and clinical result modules. CUMC selected these three TouchWorks modules to quickly streamline their transcription process, which they expect will facilitate physician adoption. In summer of 2002, CUMC will add TouchWorks modules for e-prescribing, capturing charges, and automated order entry.
"The simplicity of the IDX practice management system combined with the Allscripts modular approach enables our physicians to gain maximum benefit with minimal disruption," stated Scott Barlow, Chief Executive Officer of Central Utah Medical Clinic. "Since we've decided to implement GPMS simultaneously with the TouchWorks suite of clinical solutions, the ability to choose which modules to implement and when to implement them was an important factor for us."
The integration of TouchWorks and GPMS drives operational improvements by more directly linking clinical and financial activities. For example, using a handheld device, doctors and nurses can enter patient encounter related information at the point of care using TouchWorks Charge(TM) and then submit this data wirelessly to the GPMS software -- a more efficient process that ensures accuracy and speeds reimbursement.
"By working together with IDX development teams, Allscripts links TouchWorks technology to IDX practice management systems, providing a more seamless integration than a standard interface," noted Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. "This deep integration of TouchWorks with GPMS makes a transition to an electronic medical record easy for physicians to adopt."
IDX GPMS streamlines patient flow and business processes including scheduling, billing and accounts receivable, referral management, and relational reporting functionality for the group practice marketplace. CUMC expects to improve claims collection, ease compliance with proposed government coding regulations, and create a seamless, patient-centric environment for its network of primary and specialty care physicians.
"The GPMS and TouchWorks implementation will provide CUMC with more efficient workflow and tighter integration of clinical, administrative and financial processes which can drive improved patient satisfaction and enhanced financial performance," said Richard Tarrant, Chief Executive Officer of IDX. "This is a great example of the continued strength of the partnership between Allscripts and IDX and how together we continue providing a combined solution that can drive real value in this marketplace."
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of point-of-care decision support solutions for physicians. The Company's TouchWorks software products enhance physician productivity using a wireless handheld device or desktop workstation to automate the most common physician activities including prescribing, capturing charges, dictating, ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and taking clinical notes. Additionally, Allscripts provides patient compliance and healthcare product education services for physicians through its Physicians Interactive unit. Allscripts provides services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health (NYSE: RX); Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT); Compaq (NYSE: CPQ); Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX); and Merck-Medco.
TouchWorks and TouchWorks Charge are trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Visit Allscripts on the Web at www.allscripts.com.
This 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 2000 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov .
About IDX Systems Corporation
Founded in 1969, IDX Systems Corporation provides information technology solutions to maximize value in the delivery of healthcare, improve the quality of patient service, enhance medical outcomes, and reduce the costs of care. IDX supports these objectives with a broad range of complementary, functionally rich, and highly integrated products installed at 2,600 client sites. Customers include 120,000 physicians who utilize practice management systems to improve patient care and other workflow processes. IDX Systems are installed at:
-- 320 Integrated delivery networks (IDNs) representing more than 500 hospitals -- 260 large group practices with more than 100 physicians -- 500 small and mid-size group practices with less than 100 physiciansThe IDX web strategy includes browser technology, e-commerce and web-based tools -- built using Internet architecture -- that facilitates access for patients, physicians and care providers to vital health information and data managed by the IDX clinical, administrative, financial, and managed care products. EDiX Corporation, an IDX subsidiary, offers medical transcription and clinical documentation services to physicians groups and hospital customers. IDX has approximately 4,500 full-time employees.
This press release contains forward-looking statements about IDX Systems Corporation that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are the current economic uncertainty caused by terrorist activity, difficulties in implementing systems, including GPMS and TouchWorks, possible deferral, delay or cancellation by customers of computer system purchase decisions, possible failure of IDX to realize the benefits of its strategic alliance with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., possible delay of system installations, development by competitors of new or superior technologies, changing economic, political and regulatory influences on the healthcare and Internet industries, changes in product pricing policies, general economic conditions and regulatory developments in the healthcare industry, and factors detailed from time to time in IDX's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which important factors are incorporated herein by reference. IDX undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in future operating results, financial condition or business over time.
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