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Aria Health Selects Allscripts Community Record to Share Health Information Between Philadelphia Area Hospitals and Physicians
Jul 06, 2011 (04:07 PM EDT)


CHICAGO and PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

NEWS FACTS:

Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, has selected the Allscripts Community Record powered by dbMotion to deliver end-to-end connectivity across its health system and the communities it serves. The Allscripts solution provides Aria's more than 700 employed and affiliated physicians and other caregivers with shared access to a single, unified patient record, delivering 'one source of truth' that bridges information gaps often encountered between health systems and independent providers who treat the same patients.  

Aria Health's hospitals (with 477 licensed beds) and its multiple physician practices will implement the Allscripts solution to enable seamless data sharing between the Allscripts ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR) used by its employed physicians, the Allscripts Sunrise acute care EHR in its hospitals, and non-Allscripts systems used by a number of the other regional healthcare providers.

The Allscripts Community Record securely exchanges information between clinical systems from multiple vendors across a community. The solution harmonizes the data and presents it in the appropriate place and time within the caregiver's Electronic Health Record workflow, rather than requiring them to log in to a web portal or view read-only documents as is common with other methods of information exchange. As a result, providers can easily collaborate for a team approach to patient care, regardless of where they are located or which clinical technologies they use.

This high level of flexible information exchange positions Aria Health and its affiliated groups to address current and future healthcare challenges, such as regulatory compliance, quality measures, and disease management.

SUPPORTING QUOTES:

"We are excited that our long-term partnership with Allscripts has now been expanded to create a truly interoperable, connected healthcare environment," said Tom Stride, Chief Information Officer for Aria Health. "The quality of healthcare can only be enhanced when providers have access to data that is also actionable."

"Aria Health's leadership will help physicians across the Philadelphia area to remove the 'walls' between competitive IT systems, giving caregivers seamless access to the information they need when they need it, a virtual patient record that's shared across the community," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.  "We are excited to partner with Aria to build a Connected Community of Health in which all caregivers have access to comprehensive clinical information that provides insights that are meaningful for their providers and their patients."

ABOUT ARIA HEALTH

Aria Health is the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County.  With three leading-edge community hospitals and a strong network of outpatient centers and primary care physicians, Aria upholds a longstanding tradition of bringing advanced medicine and personal care to the many communities it serves. For more information, visit www.ariahealth.org.

ABOUT ALLSCRIPTS

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, Computerized Physician Order Entry and other 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 www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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 our 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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SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.