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Heritage Valley Health System Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record
Date:6/18/2009

Physicians will use EHR to Enhance the Quality and Cost-Effectiveness of Patient Care

CHICAGO and TOLEDO, Ohio, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Heritage Valley Health System, a progressive community-based health system in southwestern Pennsylvania, has selected the Allscripts Enterprise(TM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) to automate and enhance the care provided by 150 of its employed physicians.

The rapidly growing Heritage Valley Health System is a $450 million integrated delivery network consisting of two hospital campuses, two surgery centers, two cancer treatment centers, a number of community based diagnostic & treatment facilities rehabilitation and behavioral health centers, with more than 70 community based patient care locations. Heritage Valley Health System's selection of the Allscripts EHR will further the system's efforts to improve patient care and reduce costs through greater access to critical information at the point of care.

"As an integrated delivery network, we're relying on the Allscripts solution to help us create a single electronic patient record that will drive greater integration and improvement in care delivery, better coordination of care, less duplication of effort, and better documentation," said Norm Mitry, President & CEO of Heritage Valley Health System. "Whether it's the government's electronic prescribing mandate, quality based pay for performance programs from insurers and government or the increasing demand from patients for web-based access to information, it's clear that physicians need an electronic solution to provide state-of-the-art care today. It's also becoming a competitive necessity
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