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Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center Selects Allscripts to Automate and Connect Its Physician Offices, Emergency Department and Home Care Providers
Date:4/2/2009

Illinois Health System Commits to Information Connectivity as the Basis for Better Healthcare

CHICAGO and OTTAWA, Ill., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts announced today that Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center selected a comprehensive suite of Allscripts solutions to electronically connect its providers across all of its care settings, from the Emergency Room to physician offices to the hospital's home health network, as a way to deliver higher quality, coordinated healthcare to its patients.

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Ottawa Regional is a non-profit healthcare organization located southwest of Chicago that is anchored by Ottawa Regional Hospital (a 118-licensed bed facility) and includes a medical staff of 160 physicians, its own medical group and a home health care network. Allscripts will deploy and connect three major solutions across Ottawa Regional's network: the Allscripts Professional(R) Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution; Allscripts ED(R) Emergency Department Information System and Allscripts Homecare(R).

"With this agreement, Ottawa Regional is staking out our leadership by leveraging the best available technology to remove paper-based information bottlenecks from healthcare," said Robert Chaffin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center. "Nothing is more important to us than quality patient care and with the help of Allscripts, we are connecting our medical staff and our home care providers, ensuring they have all the information they need to deliver safer, higher quality, more coordinated care across all of our settings."

John Maynard, Ottawa Regional's Information Technology Director, said the organization spent over a year evalu
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