CHICAGO and IRVING, Texas, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving has selected the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution for its 31 physicians to enhance the quality of patient care, improve patient communications, and better manage the cost of care delivery.
The agreement is the next natural step in the group's deployment of Allscripts. Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving has been using the Allscripts Document Management solution, a first step towards a full Electronic Health Record, since 2004.
"Allscripts document management has allowed us to eliminate paper charts in our practice and now we're ready to take our practice to the next level with a full EHR," said Jeffry Duke, Executive Director of Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving. "The EHR will help us continue to deliver high quality patient care while also qualifying our physicians for the federal stimulus incentives."
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay physicians between $44,000 and $64,000 for utilizing a certified Electronic Health Record beginning in 2011 as part of a program approved by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving selected Allscripts for its market leadership in Electronic Health Record technology, as well as the group's positive six-year history with the company. "We've had an excellent, long-term relationship with Allscripts including great support for the implementation of document management, which we think bodes well for the EHR journey we're now undertaking together," said Duke.
"The physicians of Medical and Surgical Clinic of Irving were early pioneers of the paperless medical practice and understand that going paperless is an important step, but only the first step towards the information revolution that a full electronic health record represents," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "We're thankful that they, along with thousands of other leading physician groups across the country who have used Allscripts solutions for years, turned to Allscripts for their electronic health record and to ensure they will qualify for the federal stimulus incentives."
The Allscripts Electronic Health Record is an easy-to-deploy, physician-centric solution that improves the delivery of safe, cost-effective, high-quality care. The Electronic Health Record provides caregivers instant and secure access to the complete patient record anytime and anywhere, while automating everyday clinical tasks and connecting physicians to pharmacies, laboratories and other healthcare stakeholders.
The Allscripts Document Management solution, a first step towards a full Electronic Health Record, is a proven medical document management solution used by more than 18,000 healthcare professionals throughout the U.S.
About The Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving
The Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving, P.A. was founded in 1953. The Clinic is a multi-specialty medical group practice comprised of 31 medical and surgical specialists who have joined together to provide the best comprehensive medical care possible to the citizens of Irving and the surrounding communities. Over the years, the Clinic has expanded its services to include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, general surgery, allergy, immunology and rheumatology, cardiology, endocrinology, obstetrics, gynecology and infertility, radiology, mammography, CT, bone densitometry, audiology and laboratory. For more information, visit www.mscitx.com.
Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 8,000 post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of their patients and their bottom line. The company's award-winning solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management, practice management, document management, care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com.
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