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Excela Health Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for Physicians
Date:1/8/2009

CHICAGO and GREENSBURG, Pa., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts announced today that Excela Health, a non-profit health care network serving Western Pennsylvania, has selected the Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the more than 115 physicians it employs in the Excela Health Physician Practices (EHPP).

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Excela Health, serving residents of Westmoreland, Indiana, and Fayette counties, includes hospitals in Greensburg, Jeannette, Latrobe and Mount Pleasant. Combined, Excela has some 600 acute care beds and a medical staff of more than 700 physicians and allied health professionals representing 35 specialties. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Excela offers outpatient treatment and specialty care in areas such as heart disease, cancer and physical rehabilitation.

"Our strategy calls for finding ways to enable physicians to improve the quality of the services they deliver, simplify their lives, and to improve their bottom line, and we believe Allscripts will help us accomplish those objectives," said Otto Salguero, Chief Information Officer of Excela Health. "Electronic health records eliminate the inefficiencies of the paper chart, and provide 'best practice' guidelines, automated safety alerts, health management plans and other critical information where it's needed most, at the point of care."

Allscripts Enterprise automates everyday clinical tasks and connects physicians to critical information from other healthcare stakeholders including labs, pharmacies, payers and patients. The Electronic Health Record delivers instant access to critical information at the point of care, whether providers are in the clinic, at the hospital or on-call at home. By automatically tracking key patient met
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