Allscripts Announces 2010 Winners of President's and Circle of Excellence Hospital Awards

Winners Recognized for Documented Strategies and Superior Outcomes Using Health Information Technology from Allscripts

CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) today announced the winners of its 2010 Sunrise Enterpriseā„¢ client awards programs. The President's Award and the Circle of Excellence Award are bestowed annually to highlight the tremendous collective expertise, accomplishments and outcomes achieved within the company's Sunrise Enterprise client base of hospitals and health systems. Each winning organization reflects innovative achievements in areas such as process improvement, clinical adoption, financial savings and measurable outcomes. In addition to industry recognition, a charitable donation is made to each winning client's foundation or charity of choice.

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2010 President's Award winners:

  • Blessing Hospital (Quincy, IL)
  • Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City, NY)
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick, NJ)

2010 Circle of Excellence Award winners:

  • NIH Clinical Center (Bethesda, MD)
  • The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, ON)
  • UK HealthCare (Lexington, KY)
  • Lincoln Farnum, Clinical Informatics Developer, NIH Clinical Center (Bethesda, MD)

"We are pleased to honor all of our winners for their dedication to demonstrating exceptional outcomes that drive improved care for patients and better business performance," said Glen Tullman, Allscripts Chief Executive Officer. "The successes of this year's winners are further proof that Allscripts clients are among the most committed, innovative organizations in healthcare today, and we're proud to support each of them in leveraging Allscripts technology to build a connected community of health."

President's Award - Achieving Superior, Measurable Outcomes

The President's Award is the highest honor that Allscripts bestows upon its hospital and health system clients for their outstanding outcomes that demonstrate the value realized from Allscripts technology. Bestowing $10,000 to a charity of choice, the Allscripts President's Award recognizes clients who achieve measurable outcomes in the areas of clinical, financial and performance management.

Significant outcomes represented by this year's President's Award winners include:

  • $14 million in savings resulting from 51 percent reduction in blood transfusions, due to process improvement
  • 80 percent computerized physician order entry (CPOE) adoption within the first week of implementation, and 90 percent within eight weeks
  • Pharmacy turnaround time reduced from 61 to 19 minutes in four weeks
  • 96 percent reduction in duplicate orders
  • 100 percent documentation of medication reconciliation with over 80 percent CPOE adoption
  • 100 percent compliance with Joint Commission Core Measures for heart failure

Circle of Excellence - Documented Strategies to Maximize the Value from Information Technology

The Circle of Excellence Awards are presented annually to Allscripts clients for their efforts in utilizing Allscripts technology to demonstrate achievements in the areas of process improvement, adoption, collaboration and active participation in the company's ClientConnect program. Winners receive $2,000 to a charity of choice.

The 2010 Circle of Excellence winners leveraged Allscripts technology to achieve:

  • Increased physician compliance in signing orders from 50 to 90 percent by creating an innovative medical logic module
  • Created more than 1,500 order items, 500 order sets and 80 new reports in a large-scale, 50-application project to unify two hospitals with a single patient record
  • 100 percent CPOE adoption with a 93 percent positive survey response from physicians that the system meets their needs
  • Creation of an implementation approach entirely transferrable to other Sunrise organizations

For more details on the outcomes achieved by each of the Allscripts award winners, please visit: http://www.allscripts.com/content/allscripts/en/company/about-us/awards/2010-excellence-awards.html.

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 healthcare community. 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 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.

SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

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