Scripps Health Selects Allscripts Community Record for Health Information Connectivity
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Press release date: October 25, 2011
CHICAGO and SAN DIEGO - Scripps Health has selected technology from Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) to connect physicians, hospitals and other health care providers across San Diego County, enabling a more coordinated team approach to patient care, regardless of where providers are located or which clinical technologies they use.
Scripps Health is a $2.3 billion nonprofit community health system with 2,600 affiliated physicians and five acute-care hospital campuses serving half a million patients in San Diego County each year. The Allscripts Community Record(TM) powered by dbMotion will enable caregivers to access clinical information and promote care coordination across locations.
"This expansion of our partnership with Allscripts is another example of our commitment to delivering the necessary resources to improve patient care in the most cost-effective manner," said Patric Thomas, Scripps Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "We are investing in the health of our community by building an advanced, secure method of care collaboration, something that is vital to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care."
The Allscripts Community Record will aggregate and harmonize data from Scripps' hospital information system and the Allscripts Electronic Health Record currently used by more than 600 Scripps physicians - as well as patient data from virtually any other Electronic Health Record or clinical IT system in the community. The result is "one source of truth" that bridges information gaps often encountered between health systems and independent providers who treat the same patients.
"The healthcare conversation is changing with the arrival of the Allscripts Community Record. It's no longer about forcing everyone to use the same electronic health record or talking about one database -- it's now about one, comprehensive view of the patient that includes all of their caregivers, whether they work in the acute, ambulatory, or post-acute setting," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "This expansion of our partnership with Scripps fulfills our shared vision of leveraging information technology to create collaboration between providers in all care settings, helping to improve the quality and lower the cost of care. It's good for Scripps patients and it's good for healthcare."
Scripps will provide the solution for its 600 physicians in the Scripps Medical Foundation (Scripps Clinic, Scripps Coastal Medical Center and Scripps Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Group) and make it available to Scripps-affiliated independent physicians across the region.
About Scripps Health
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2.3 billion nonprofit community health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 13,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of physician offices and 23 outpatient centers and clinics. Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine, wireless health and graduate medical education. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.
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Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, Computerized Physician Order Entry and other clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health(TM). To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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CONTACT: Media, Stephanie Kowalski, +1-312-447-2412, email@example.com, of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.; or Janice L. Collins of Scripps Health, Senior Director, Public Relations, +1-858-678-7486, Collins.Janice@scrippshealth.org
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