Gus Gamache Joins Board of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2003--Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software and information solutions for physicians, announced that Gus Gamache joined the Allscripts Board of Directors effective August 1, 2003. With his strong experience in the managed care, payor and insurance arenas, the Company expects Mr. Gamache will assist the Company in better understanding the complexities of the managed care and payer environment and providing value-added services to these groups.
Mr. Gamache currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of ConnectiCare, a 280,000 member HMO located in Connecticut. Prior to joining ConnectiCare, Mr. Gamache held a number of senior positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts over a 20-year tenure. A graduate of Bentley College in Waltham, MA, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance, Mr. Gamache will serve on the Audit Committee for the Company.
"To be effective, every Board needs a strong balance and a different set of talents for each member. Gus brings a unique perspective on an important stakeholder in the automation of healthcare: payors," commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "We expect Gus will help the Company understand how our solutions can assist payor and managed care organizations better manage the cost of healthcare. I'm looking forward to working with Gus on this challenge."
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of clinical software and information solutions for physicians. The Company's TouchWorks software is a modular electronic medical record that enhances physician productivity using Tablet PCs, wireless handheld devices or desktop workstations to automate the most common physician activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and documenting clinical encounters. Additionally, AHS provides patient compliance and healthcare product education services for physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) business and also provides medication fulfillment services. AHS provides software and services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq:IDXC); IMS Health (NYSE:RX); Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT); Hewlett-Packard Company; and Medco Health.
TouchWorks and Physicians Interactive are trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS on the Web at www.allscripts.com.
This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about Allscripts Healthcare Solutions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are developed by combining currently available information with Allscripts beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future performance. Because Allscripts cannot predict all of the risks and uncertainties that may affect it, or control the ones it does predict, Allscripts' actual results may be materially different from the results expressed in its forward-looking statements. For a more complete discussion of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may affect Allscripts see the Company's 2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
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