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West Penn Allegheny Health System Selects Electronic Health Record From Allscripts
Date:9/14/2007

Prestigious Pittsburgh-Based Hospital Group to Automate and Connect 165

Physicians Across 36 Medical Groups

CHICAGO and PITTSBURGH, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) has selected Allscripts as its Electronic Health Record (EHR) provider for its primary care network.

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Comprised of some of the oldest and best-known names in health care in western Pennsylvania, WPAHS includes two tertiary and four community hospitals with a total of more than 2,000 beds. Allegheny General Hospital serves as the Pittsburgh clinical campus for the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital serves as the clinical campus for Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. The health system, which admits more than 80,000 patients into its hospitals each year, also owns a primary care network of 36 physician practices employing 165 physicians who will receive the Electronic Health Record.

"We selected Allscripts first as our e-prescribing vendor, but it soon became clear to us that the full electronic health record would have a profound impact on improving the quality of care and reducing expenses for our physicians in the primary care network," said Nick Valadja, Vice President of Information Systems for West Penn Allegheny Health System. "Allscripts will provide an electroni
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