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NorthCrest Medical Center Selects Allscripts Sunrise Electronic Health Record

CHICAGO and SPRINGFIELD, Tenn., Feb. 2, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- NorthCrest Medical Center will deploy Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Sunrise Clinical Manager™ (SCM) acute care Electronic Health Record (EHR) to support its mission of becoming one of the nation's best hospitals.


"Our goal at NorthCrest is to be the best hospital across every measure of patient care, and Allscripts will help us get there," said Scott Raynes, Chief Executive Officer of NorthCrest, a 109-bed hospital that was recently named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission. "We believe Allscripts will also help us take better care of our community as we expand the partnership that has served us well for more than a decade."

Sunrise Clinical Manager will build on NorthCrest's portfolio of Allscripts solutions including Allscripts ED in the Emergency Department and the Allscripts ambulatory Electronic Health Record used by its employed physician group, NorthCrest Physician Services. NorthCrest plans to deploy the Allscripts Community Exchange to efficiently connect and manage electronic transactions of all kinds between the hospital and community/affiliated physician practices, many of whom also use the Allscripts ambulatory Electronic Health Record.

"Sunrise is the last piece of the puzzle in a care continuum where we now have the three main settings of care – the hospital, the ED, and the physician's office – connected on the same vendor platform so our providers will always have access to the most critical patient information," said Randy Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of NorthCrest. "Sunrise also has the built-in analytics we need to monitor and improve our quality performance as we prepare for value-based reimbursement."

Sunrise Clinical Manager provides state-of-the-art Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) as well as integrated pharmacy, knowledge-based medication administration, patient portal and acute and critical care solutions. To help monitor clinical performance and improve patient outcomes across its facilities, NorthCrest will deploy Sunrise Clinical Analytics, a powerful business intelligence and data mining tool. Sunrise Clinical Analytics also provides Meaningful Use certified quality reporting technology that is expected to help NorthCrest satisfy the Stage 2 and Stage 3 requirements of the federal HITECH Act. The hospital achieved Stage 1 attestation in October, 2011, using Allscripts ED.    

Angie Beard, MSN, RN, CCRN, the hospital's Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, said it was Allscripts ease of use and strong focus on enhancing patient safety that convinced NorthCrest's nurses to embrace the solution.

"When we were weighing Allscripts against other vendors, our nurses were ecstatic to discover there wasn't a single thing we wanted that Sunrise couldn't demonstrate with live functionality," said Beard.  "We believe it will increase our nurse's efficiency while improving employee satisfaction and giving us more care time with our patients because it's so easy and fast to use."

George Dahir, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon at NorthCrest Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Springfield, said he was looking forward to the connectivity between Sunrise Clinical Manager, the ED solution and his own Allscripts EHR. 

"Wherever I see one of my patients; whether in the hospital as an inpatient, in the emergency department during an emergency, or in my office for a check-up or follow-up visit, through the EHR systems I will have access to all of their medical information that I need in one location," said Dr. Dahir. "This initiative will improve the level of care that my practice and others will be able to provide to the community."

Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, said, "Our goal is to help NorthCrest Medical Center achieve its vision by delivering the timely clinical insights that will help NorthCrest's providers improve health outcomes for their patients. Together, we're building a Connected Community of Health for the patients of Tennessee and Kentucky." 

About NorthCrest Medical Center

NorthCrest Medical Center, a not-for-profit community hospital, has been providing compassionate, quality healthcare since 1956. With a mission of enhancing community and patient wellness, NorthCrest provides inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medical services to Northern Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. NorthCrest Medical Center was recently recognized by The Joint Commission as a top performer on key quality measures and was named an exemplar hospital by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

For more information about physicians and services offered by NorthCrest Medical Center, call the NorthCrest HealthLine at 615/384-1600 or visit our website at

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ:  MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health™ for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations.  To learn more about Allscripts, please visit, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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