|SPRINGFIELD, Ill. & CHICAGO -- Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that Springfield Clinic has selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record, in a contract valued in excess of $2 million, to further enhance the quality of patient care provided by Springfield's 213 physicians.
"Springfield Clinic is driven to provide the highest quality care of any clinic in the country, and we are excited to offer our patients the full value of the leading electronic health record," said Michael Maynard, Chief Executive Officer of Springfield Clinic. "Our investment in Allscripts innovative technology is another example of our determination to continually improve the quality and efficiency of care that our physicians deliver."
The Allscripts solution streamlines and improves the practice of medicine by simplifying the work of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Allscripts Web-based architecture shares information through a single clinical data repository, which will allow Springfield Clinic clinicians, across 22 locations, to instantly access patient records as well as the latest evidence-based knowledge when and where they need it - at the point of care.
Allscripts connectivity will also enable the physician-owned multi-specialty group to create a centralized call center which patients from across the region may contact with medical questions and prescription refill requests, said Jim Hewitt, Springfield Clinic's Chief Information Officer. Hewitt said a key reason for selecting Allscripts was that its electronic health record will help Springfield clinic's physicians adopt pay-for-performance programs that offer financial incentives for meeting care benchmarks such as improved outcomes for patients with diabetes and hypertension.
"There is no way we could participate in pay-for-performance without Allscripts," said Hewitt. "It would take a small army to pull 2,000 paper charts and analyze them to determine how well we were doing on management of diabetes or immunizations. With Allscripts, we can do this instantly, and we can survey and proactively manage our entire patient population."
Springfield Clinic will integrate Allscripts with its existing IDX(R) Flowcast(TM) practice management solution from IDX Systems Corporation. Allscripts and IDX, now apart of GE Healthcare, share a strategic relationship that will directly link clinical and financial information to support operational improvements at Springfield Clinic.
"Equipping physicians with critical information technology that is designed to meet their needs can produce transformational results in the healthcare of entire populations," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "Allscripts is proud to partner with Springfield Clinic to deliver enhanced patient care to the communities of Central Illinois."