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Allscripts Demonstrates Native Integration of Acute and Ambulatory Electronic Health Records at HIMSS

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the floor of the HIMSS11 Conference & Exhibition, Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) today demonstrated native integration between its Sunrise Clinical Manager acute care Electronic Health Record (EHR) and the Allscripts Enterprise and Professional EHRs for large and mid-sized physician groups.


The demonstration of integration between the company's ARRA-certified acute care and ambulatory Electronic Health Records is a prelude to the scheduled availability of this integration for the Allscripts client base by the end of the first quarter of 2011.

In addition, Allscripts will be developing a common platform for all of its core clinical solutions, including its stand-alone Emergency Department Information System, hospital Care Management and Homecare solutions. This integration will be designed to enable centralized, robust and highly intelligent information exchange and messaging capabilities to facilitate centralized scheduling, referrals, reporting, analytics, and security and audit functions.  

"The native integration of our acute care and ambulatory solutions without the need for third-party software brings to life the Allscripts vision of a Connected Community of Health, and is well within the time frame we set out when we announced our merger with Eclipsys last summer," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "Hospitals want to and need to connect their employed and affiliated physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to share real-time information, including a single patient record across all care settings.  But most hospitals can't afford to rip and replace everything they have. Allscripts is now in a unique position as the only company that can deliver one connected network on one common, open platform providing one patient record to clinicians and patients across the care continuum – while at the same time being open to alternate solutions, should the client desire."  

Hartford Health Care Corporation On-Schedule for Integration

An early adopter of the Allscripts integration, Hartford Health Care Corporation (HHCC) in Hartford, Conn., is the parent organization of Hartford Hospital.  The major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut Medical School, non-profit Hartford Hospital uses the Sunrise Enterprise™ suite of solutions in its hospitals, and the Allscripts ambulatory solutions in its physician practices and homecare agencies.

"We are very excited about being an early adopter of the integration between the Allscripts acute and ambulatory applications, a significant element of our mission of providing true continuity of care across our network of hospitals and physician groups," said Stephan D. O'Neill, Vice President of Information Systems for HHCC, which includes 1,141 licensed beds, 150 employed physicians, 11,000 employees and more than 165,000 annual emergency department visits. "In line with our expectations, the project is on schedule.  The clear benefit is that this will ensure that our providers have the information they need to deliver the safest and best patient care across multiple venues of care."

With the power of one network, one platform and one patient record, HHCC's clinicians in the physician's office, Emergency Department and hospital will have immediate access to identical, comprehensive records on a patient who, for example, visits his or her local physician, then visits the ER and is ultimately admitted to the hospital. Shared, integrated patient information empowers providers to make safer, more informed care decisions, work as a more efficient team to coordinate care, and deliver superior outcomes.

For More Information

HIMSS attendees can view a demonstration of the integration Feb. 20-24 by speaking with a sales representative in the Allscripts booth (#2241, Hall A).

Stephan O'Neill will be the featured speaker in a presentation on the Hartford integration experience at the HIMSS Allscripts booth, Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 pm ET.

About Allscripts

Allscripts provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company's clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health™. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.  

Get Connected with Allscripts at HIMSS

Visit our website to discuss the conference and find out more about the Allscripts booth #2241 (Hall A). Follow us on Twitter: @Allscripts or @connectptdata.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events or developments, our future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future are forward-looking statements with the meaning of these laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are outlined below. As a result, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on our results of operations or financial condition.

Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among other things: the possibility that the expected synergies, efficiencies and cost savings of the merger with Eclipsys Corporation ("Eclipsys") will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period; potential difficulties or delays in achieving platform and product integration and the connection and movement of data among hospitals, physicians, patients and others; the risk that the Allscripts and Eclipsys businesses will not be integrated successfully; competition within the industries in which we operate; failure to achieve certification under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act could result in increased development costs, a breach of some customer obligations and could put us at a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace; the volume and timing of systems sales and installations, the length of sales cycles and the installation process and the possibility that our products will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; the timing, cost and success or failure of new product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases; competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; our ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships; undetected errors or similar problems in our software products; the outcome of any legal proceeding that has been or may be instituted against us; compliance with existing laws, regulations and industry initiatives and future changes in laws or regulations in the healthcare industry, including possible regulation of our software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the possibility of product-related liabilities; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the implementation and speed of acceptance of the electronic record provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; maintaining our intellectual property rights and litigation involving intellectual property rights; risks related to third-party suppliers and our ability to obtain, use or successfully integrate third-party licensed technology; and breach of ours security by third parties. See our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2010 and other public filings with the SEC for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our business. The statements herein speak only as of their date and we undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in expectations.

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