Frankford Health Care System Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management Solutions for Employed and Independent Physicians.CHICAGO and PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts Allscripts Therapeutics A handheld electronic prescribing product , the leading provider of clinical software and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that Frankford Health Care System has selected the company's 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 Practice Management (PM) solutions to automate To turn a set of manual steps into an operation that goes by itself. See automation. and connect clinical and administrative processes for 100 physicians.
Part of the Jefferson Health System, Frankford Health Care System includes three hospitals in the Philadelphia area as well as ambulatory care ambulatory care
Medical care provided to outpatients.
n the health services provided on an outpatient basis to those who can visit a health care facility and return home the same day. sites, primary care satellites, and specialty physician practices. The agreement with Allscripts takes advantage of recent changes to the federal Stark regulations that now allow hospitals to provide certain assistance to physicians in purchasing healthcare information technology. Frankford will offer the Allscripts solutions to employed and independent members of its medical staff.
"By offering our physicians the Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solutions, we can now provide a seamless network connection that facilitates an electronic dialogue among all the members of a patient's care team, no matter where they are located," said Roy Powell Roy Powell (born October 2,1965 in Langham) is a British jazz pianist and composer. He first came to wider recognition when his first CD A Big Sky was released in 1994, the Gramophone Jazz Good CD Guide 1997 calling it "extraordinarily accomplished". , Chief Executive Officer of Frankford Health Care System. "This system will make a significant contribution to our ongoing quality of care and patient safety initiatives."
The Electronic Health Record functionality of the combined Allscripts solutions brings Frankford's physicians instant access to patient information when and where they need it - at the hospital, in their offices, or while on- call at home. Allscripts automates everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and reviewing tests, and documenting patient care. An easy-to-use and customizable solution, the Electronic Health Record features robust clinical tools that support safe medical practices, including health maintenance alerts, clinical decision support, and automated au·to·mate
v. au·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing, au·to·mates
1. To convert to automatic operation: automate a factory.
2. drug safety checking.
The Practice Management functionality of Allscripts combines sophisticated scheduling and financial management tools in a single package. Important features of the solution include rules-based appointment scheduling, multi- resource and recurring re·cur
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1. To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly.
2. To return to one's attention or memory.
3. To return in thought or discourse. appointment features, referral and eligibility indicators, and appointment and claims management.
Powell said Frankford selected Allscripts after a comprehensive search in part because the company's web-based architecture and its on-demand model suited their needs, both in technology and the ability to deploy the Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solutions cost effectively via the web to physicians.
"We are seeing more hospitals taking advantage of the recent changes to the Stark regulations to accelerate the adoption and utilization of information technology that can be deployed in a cost effective way," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "Frankford has set itself apart as a true leader in the Philadelphia area by providing this life-saving technology to their employed physicians as well as independent physicians to increase connectivity, improve quality, reduce errors and better manage costs."
About Frankford Health Care System
The not-for-profit Frankford Health Care System operates three hospital campuses located in the Frankford and Torresdale sections of Philadelphia and in Bucks County, Penn., with 477 acute care beds. Part of the Jefferson Health System, Frankford Hospitals also operates three ambulatory care sites as well as several primary care satellites and specialty practices. For more information, visit http://www.frankfordhospitals.org/.
Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company's business units provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform healthcare. Allscripts award-winning software applications include Electronic Health Records, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging, emergency department, and care management solutions, all offered through the Company's Clinical Solutions units. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit, and medication fulfillment ful·fill also ful·fil
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1. To bring into actuality; effect: fulfilled their promises.
2. services through its Medication Services unit. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web at http://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 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov/.
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