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

c dialogue among all the members of a patient's care team no matter their location, and help to deliver truly integrated patient care."

The Electronic Health Record brings WPAHS physicians instant access to patient information when and where they need it -- at the hospital, in their offices or while on-call at home. Allscripts automates everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and reviewing tests, and documenting patient care, while making the process more efficient and safer than ever before. An easy-to-use and customizable solution, the Electronic Health Record features robust clinical tools that support safe medical practices, including health maintenance alerts, clinical decision support, and automated drug safety checking.

"Our experience with West Penn demonstrates how electronic prescribing, the first application they started with, can serve as an on-ramp to the electronic healthcare highway and lead to the adoption of a comprehensive Electronic Health Record," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "West Penn's commitment to connect 36 separate physician practices, two tertiary and four community hospitals and their two clinical campus locations demonstrates their vision of moving toward an interconnected healthcare system, something we believe is not only compelling but necessary to advance our national healthcare system. We applaud their leadership."

In addition to providing the core Electronic Health Record to its primary care physicians, WPAHS will provide view-only access to key parts of the Electronic Health Record for all employed caregivers in the system's hospitals. That functionality ensures that hospital caregivers will have access to the medication history, problems, allergies and other critical information about patients admitted to the hospital from the primary care group.

The health system will integrate Allscripts with IDX/GE's Centricity Business, the practice
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