|SAN DIEGO -- From the floor of the 2006 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Annual Conference and Exhibition, Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today a strategic partnership with Advanced Clinical Software (ACS), the developer of Study Manager(TM), the most widely deployed Clinical Trials management software used by more than 10,000 research professionals in more than 1,800 provider organizations and clinics nationwide.
The Allscripts and ACS combined solution enables medical practices and research professionals to streamline the process of participating in clinical trials, recruiting patients and electronically reviewing charts. The integration of Study Manager and the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record provides physician practices with the data tools to be more productive in their participation in clinical research, resulting in advanced care options for patients and improved profitability for the practice.
Holston Medical Group, in Kingsport, Tennessee, has been using this combined solution in their clinical trials process for more than three years and currently generates approximately $3 million annually in research revenue.
"The combination of TouchWorks and Study Manager makes it possible for us to provide the highest level of patient care while, at the same time, easily and effectively participating in clinical trials to drive additional revenue for our practice," said Jerry Miller, MD, Medical Director and President of Holston Medical Group.
Study Manager enables research administrators to closely manage study operations including comprehensive, multi-arm, multi-site clinical trials. By monitoring studies in real-time, administrators can take control of their research programs with an intuitive system that users can learn to utilize in less than one day.
"Providing the first EHR with integrated clinical trials management builds on our commitment to offer clinical information technology solutions that drive the transformation of healthcare," stated Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "TouchWorks is fast becoming known as the 'electronic health record that pays you back', by providing our clients with functionality that extends the value of the electronic health record."
"Study Manager incorporates a wide range of sophisticated features that makes it the system of choice for healthcare groups and research organizations of any size," said Bruce Schatzman, President of Advanced Clinical Software. "Our partnership with Allscripts provides our customers with integration to a world-class electronic health record solution."