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Rush-Copley selects Allscripts EHR and PM solution to support 45 physicians

AllscriptsMisys Healthcare Solutions : 06 June, 2008  (Application Story)
Rush-Copley Medical Center has selected the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solution for the 45 physicians employed in the Rush-Copley Medical Group.
Rush-Copley, a 183-bed hospital, offers extensive inpatient and outpatient care, a level II trauma centre (ER), a comprehensive cancer center, a level III (the highest possible) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and progressive medical technology. Rush-Copley is a member of the Rush-System for Health.

'We're convinced that Allscripts will help physicians and other providers in our community treat patients more effectively by improving the comprehensiveness and availability of the information we use to make care decisions,' said Garrett Katula, OD, chair of the Medical Informatics Committee at Rush-Copley. 'Allscripts eliminates the inefficiencies of the paper chart, and provides 'best practice' guidelines, automated safety alerts, health management plans and other critical information where it is needed most, at the point of care.'

In addition to deploying Allscripts for its employed physician group, Rush-Copley has partnered with Allscripts to enable the medical centre's growing community of independent physicians to access patient visit documentation and other hospital information electronically, in real-time from their offices or remotely via the Internet. Physicians who are affiliated with the medical centre can leverage this agreement to acquire Allscripts solutions for their practices, receive alerts when their patients visit the Rush-Copley emergency room or are admitted to the hospital, and receive a record of what happened to their patients while they are in the hospital.

'The Allscripts EHR is a mature product that is designed especially for smaller practices, particularly family medicine, and the Allscripts deployment process really takes the pain out of implementing, which is huge,' said Dennis DeMasie, vice president and chief information officer at Rush-Copley. 'We were originally looking at another ambulatory EHR from a traditional hospital information system vendor, but we changed direction and went with Allscripts because they understand our physicians' business practices and their practice model.'

Glen Tullman, chief executive officer of Allscripts, commented, 'Virtually everything we do in our daily lives requires access to the right information at the right time, whether it's online banking, investment due diligence, or even traffic conditions. Yet in healthcare we expect physicians to make critical decisions without access to all the information they need. This has to change and we're excited that Rush-Copley, in taking on a leadership role in this critical area, has selected Allscripts to help make it happen.'

The easy-to-deploy, physician-centric Allscripts solution improves the delivery of safe, cost-effective, high-quality care by automating common tasks such as prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and viewing tests, and documenting care. Allscripts delivers a robust Practice management and Electronic Health Record system built on one intelligent platform. The seamless look and feel throughout the entire application provides practices with an easy-to-use, yet comprehensive patient information management solution, enabling a practice's clinical and business operations to work hand-in-hand for better communication and improved accuracy.

Aurora-area physicians who are interested in taking advantage of the medical center's offer can find out more by calling the Rush-Copley medical staff services office.
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