Rush-Copley Medical Center selects Allscripts EHR

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dataClinical software, connectivity and information solutions provider Allscripts has announced that Rush-Copley Medical Center has selected the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solution for the 45 physicians employed in the Rush-Copley Medical Group.

Rush-Copley, a 183-bed hospital, offers extensive inpatient and outpatient care, a level II trauma centre (ER), a comprehensive cancer centre, a level III (the highest possible) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and progressive medical technology. Rush-Copley is a member of the Rush-System for Health.

“We’re convinced that Allscripts will help physicians and other providers in our community treat patients more effectively by improving the comprehensiveness and availability of the information we use to make care decisions,” said Garrett Katula, OD, Chair of the Medical Informatics Committee at Rush-Copley.

“Allscripts eliminates the inefficiencies of the paper chart, and provides ‘best practice’ guidelines, automated safety alerts, health management plans and other critical information where it’s needed most, at the point of care.”

In addition to deploying Allscripts for its employed physician group, Rush-Copley has partnered with Allscripts to enable the medical centre’s growing community of independent physicians to access patient visit documentation and other hospital information electronically, in real-time from their offices or remotely via the Internet.

Doctors who are affiliated with the medical centre can leverage this agreement to acquire Allscripts solutions for their practices, receive alerts when their patients visit the Rush-Copley emergency room or are admitted to the hospital, and receive a record of what happened to their patients while they are in the hospital.

“The Allscripts EHR is a mature product that is designed especially for smaller practices, particularly family medicine, and the Allscripts deployment process really takes the pain out of implementing, which is huge,” said Dennis DeMasie, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Rush-Copley.

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