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Rush-Copley Medical Center Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management Solution
Date:6/5/2008

Hospital also implementing program to link hospital records with physician

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CHICAGO and AURORA, Ill., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts, the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that 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.

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Rush-Copley, a 183-bed hospital, offers extensive inpatient and outpatient care, a level II trauma center (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, O.D., 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's 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 center'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 center can leverage this agreement to acquire Al
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