(IDXC)(RX) Central Utah Multi-Specialty Clinic Wins MS-HUG Clinic of the Year Award at HIMSS
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ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2004--
Clinic saves nearly $1 million in their first year of using TouchWorks EMR
Today, the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) named Central Utah Multi-Specialty Clinic (CUMC) "Clinic of the Year" at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2004 Annual Conference. The annual MS-HUG awards recognize healthcare organizations and individuals who exhibit the best use of Microsoft-based products, and independent software vendors that develop solutions based on Microsoft technology for the healthcare industry. CUMC, the largest independent multi-specialty group in the state of Utah, was recognized for their use of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR), which improved quality and patient care while saving the clinic nearly $1 million in their first year. In related news, Dr. Jeffery Johnson, the lead physician from CUMC in the EMR implementation project, received the MS-HUG "Physician of the Year" award for his physician leadership in implementing this project.
"Our initiative, from day one, has been driven by our physicians' need for better information at their fingertips. The solution we utilized made it possible for our physicians to implement and quickly realize a return on our investment," said Scott Barlow, Chief Executive Officer of Central Utah Multi-Specialty Clinic. "Their rapid adoption of the technology was a key factor in recognizing the financial results we attained in our very first year of using the EMR."
CUMC, a 59-physician group in Provo, Utah, with practices in 9 locations treating 200,000 active patients, implemented the TouchWorks(TM) EMR from Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX) in 2002 and, over the course of a year, documented nearly $1 million in positive financial impact. The group projects a 5-year cumulative savings of over $8 million. The clinic published a study concerning their results in the 2004 Winter Edition of the Journal of Healthcare Information Management.
"While physicians, patients and even politicians intrinsically know that information technology is the key to providing higher quality and more cost effective healthcare, the industry lacked clearly documented financial data that would justify the cost of implementing those solutions," noted Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. "Allscripts Healthcare Solutions applauds CUMC's efforts to codify the tangible, hard dollar benefits that clinical automation can provide and congratulates CUMC on this well-deserved recognition."
About Central Utah Multi-Specialty Clinic
Central Utah Multi-Specialty Clinic (CUMC) is a 59-physician group in Provo, Utah, with practices in 9 locations treating 200,000 active patients. Founded in 1969 as a 3-physician internal medicine group, the clinic now has 12 specialties, including cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology, infectious disease, internal medicine, neurology, nephrology, oncology, orthopedics, and radiation/oncology.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions for physicians. The Company's TouchWorks(TM) software is an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that enhances physician productivity by automating the most common physician activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and documenting clinical encounters. TouchWorks is available on the latest Tablet PCs, wireless handheld devices, desktop workstations and over the Internet. AHS also offers electronic document imaging and scanning solutions through its Advanced Imaging Concepts subsidiary. Additionally, AHS provides healthcare product education and market research programs for physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit and medication fulfillment services through its Allscripts Direct(TM) unit. Visit AHS on the Web at www.allscripts.com.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq:IDXC); IMS Health (NYSE:RX); Microsoft; Hewlett-Packard Company; and Medco Health.
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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