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Kindred Healthcare, Nation's Largest Post-Acute Healthcare Provider, Selects Allscripts Referral Management
Date:11/20/2008

CHICAGO and LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts today announced that Kindred Healthcare, Inc., the nation's largest post-acute provider, has selected Allscripts Referral Management and Referral Management Plus to help manage and coordinate patient referrals for Kindred's 82 long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals and 228 nursing and rehabilitation centers across the nation.

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Kindred Healthcare, Inc. is a healthcare services company that through its subsidiaries operates hospitals, nursing centers and a contract rehabilitation services business across the United States. Kindred is the nation's largest post-acute provider as ranked by revenues. Allscripts will implement its web-based solutions for all of Kindred's facilities over the next three months.

Kindred facilities will use the Allscripts solutions to connect electronically with caregivers and case managers in thousands of US hospitals, including several hundred hospitals that use the web-based Allscripts Care Management solution to manage care and find locations for patients requiring additional care. Using Allscripts, Kindred's skilled nursing facilities will be able to receive and respond instantly to electronic patient referrals from hospitals. Kindred LTAC hospitals will have the additional capability of sending electronic patient referrals to the 7,000 post-acute facilities nationwide that use Allscripts for referral management, enabling Kindred to quickly find the right facility to take their own discharged patients.

"We expect to receive increasing numbers of electronic referrals from hospitals, as they seek to speed and streamline that critical process, so it makes sense to partner with Allscripts, the leader in that space," said Lane Bowen, Executive Vice
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