CHICAGO — Allscripts Inc. (Nasdaq: MDRX) last week announced that DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan will implement the Allscripts Electronic Health Record for all ambulatory services.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, a member of the Detroit Medical Center, selected Allscripts after an extensive evaluation based on the solution’s clinical sophistication and proven ability to integrate with multiple third-party systems, including the hospital’s existing inpatient health information system from Cerner.
“With the opening of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center-Detroit in 2012, this agreement ensures that all clinical services provided at our newest facility and all of our other outpatient facilities throughout Southeast Michigan, will utilize an electronic and paperless documentation system,” said Herman Gray, M.D., hospital president. “This collaboration will complement our robust electronic medical records initiatives in the acute care setting. Our partnership with Allscripts will help us continue to provide high quality level ambulatory pediatric care delivered in a safe environment.”
Richard Reynolds, M.D., Surgeon in Chief at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, said Allscripts “will provide, for the first time, one longitudinal clinical record across all surgical specialties and primary care. It will enable cross communication between the surgical and medical specialists, and others caring for the same patients in the same health systems, and other health systems, to deliver the best care.”
According to Glen Tullman, CEO of Allscripts, “The Children’s Hospital of Michigan has demonstrated visionary leadership by committing to provide its physicians with both the connectivity and the information that will be required to support high-quality care and the transition to a value-based payment system. We’re excited to partner with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan to help them connect with their own providers as well as affiliated physicians and other pediatric care centers across the region – a clear win for their physicians, other caregivers, and the patients they serve.”
The Allscripts Electronic Health Record includes embedded best practices, care guides, and decision support and alerts that can improve the clinical performance of caregivers by reminding them of necessary monitoring for patients with chronic diseases, identifying opportunities for preventive care, and preventing medical errors by checking for drug interactions and other dangerous conditions.
More at www.allscripts.com.