CHICAGO and WACONIA, Minn., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) announced today that Ridgeview Medical Center has selected the Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution, as well as the Allscripts Community Record powered by dbMotion to deliver end-to-end connectivity across its health system and the communities it serves.
Ridgeview will use the solution to create Minnesota's first functioning community Health Information Exchange (HIE), providing the more than 300 Ridgeview employed and affiliated physicians shared access to a single, unified patient record. By delivering one source of information about patient health history, the Allscripts Community Record allows providers in separate organizations to collaborate while providing patient care, regardless of the clinical technologies they use.
"We are excited to partner with Allscripts to create an integrated health care environment," said Gordon Gablenz, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ridgeview Medical Center.
According to Gablenz, Ridgeview selected the Allscripts Community Record because Ridgeview believes that it provides superior functionality, especially when combined with the Allscripts EHR which is already in its provider community.
"Ridgeview Medical Center's leadership will help provide physicians in the southwest metro region of the Twin Cities seamless access through their daily workflow to a virtual patient record that's shared across multiple organizations," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "We're excited to team with Ridgeview and their partners to build a connected community of health through which all caregivers have access to information that is meaningful for their patients."
About Ridgeview Medical Center
Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, regional health care network serving the west-metro area. Its award-winning network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, numerous primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, specialty programs and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska—a free-standing 24/7 emergency and urgent care facility with multi-specialty clinics and services—located at Highways 212 and 41. For more information about Ridgeview Medical Center and its clinics, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.
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 www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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