ABQ Health Partners Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for 250 Physicians and Caregivers.CHICAGO and PHOENIX, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts, the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that ABQ ABQ Associação Brasileira de Química (Portugese: Brazilian Chemical Association)
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ABQ American Brass Quintet Health Partners has selected Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR (Electronic Health Records) Computerized medical records that bring patient care into the digital age and save time, money and lives. The push to adopt comprehensive electronic documentation between doctors' offices and hospital settings intensified after the RAND ) and, in a contract valued in excess of $3 million, will automate and connect their 250 multi-specialty physicians and mid-level caregivers.
ABQ Health Partners is the largest physician-owned multi-specialty group practice in the Southwest with 18 locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho ran·cho
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2. A ranch. and Santa Fe. Previously known as Lovelace Medical Group, ABQ Health Partners recently announced its independence from Lovelace's parent company, Ardent (Ardent Software, Inc., Westboro, MA) A database vendor formed in 1998 as the merger of VMARK Software, Unidata and O2 Technology. Its products included the UniVerse and UniData databases and DataStage data warehouse utility. Health Services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract . The medical group will provide the Electronic Health Record from Allscripts to its physicians, giving them the latest tools to continue an 80-year-long commitment to delivering high quality patient care.
"Allscripts delivers all the advantages of an interactive, state-of-the-art electronic health record to connect our providers to each other and to the information they need to make sound decisions," said Harry Magnes, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of ABQ Health Partners. "Now we'll be able to deliver the modern benefits that patients are coming to expect of their physicians, including receiving automatic reminders when preventive tests are due or when lab results are abnormal, providing coordinated disease management across our patient population and identifying clinical trials that might help patients receive improved care."
The Electronic Health Record from Allscripts replaces costly, error-prone paper record keeping by automating everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing medications, ordering and viewing laboratory tests, and documenting patient care. The solution will connect ABQ Health Partner's physicians and other caregivers to laboratories, pharmacies, insurers and other key healthcare stakeholders Stakeholders
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"With their roots in one of the oldest and most respected physician groups in the Western United States Noun 1. western United States - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
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Dr. Magnes said he expected Allscripts to generate significant financial savings, for example by eliminating a significant amount of the $3 million the group spends each year transcribing physician-dictated notes. Allscripts allows physicians to dictate directly into the system and uses sophisticated voice recognition software to transcribe a physician's notes into the electronic record.
Allscripts also will integrate with ABQ Health Partner's existing IDX/GE practice management system, connecting the clinical and financial functions for enhanced productivity and patient service.
About ABQ Health Partners
ABQ Health Partners is the largest independent physician-owned multi-specialty group practice in the Southwest. The practice offers a wide range of comprehensive clinical services in primary care, and over 40 medical and surgical specialties In all modern medical training programs, a surgeon must specialise in an area.
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