Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center Selects Allscripts - Chicago
Posted Apr 04 2009 11:49pm
Now that the merger is done, we can somewhat say goodbye to Misys, the name we knew for years as it is now Allscripts. Allscripts also provides the free e-prescribing initiative for any physician wanted to get started with free e-prescribing and a permanent link is always on the site here.
This is another example of hospitals and physicians getting connected and medical records and staff being able to communicate with each other for better healthcare. What is also interesting here with this announcement is the including of hospice care for 25 home health providers, as they will also be connected and have the same availability. BD
CHICAGO and OTTAWA, Ill., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts announced today that Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center selected a comprehensive suite of Allscripts solutions to electronically connect its providers across all of its care settings, from the Emergency Room to physician offices to the hospital's home health network, as a way to deliver higher quality, coordinated healthcare to its patients.
Ottawa Regional is a non-profit healthcare organization located southwest of Chicago that is anchored by Ottawa Regional Hospital (a 118-licensed bed facility) and includes a medical staff of 160 physicians, its own medical group and a home health care network. Allscripts will deploy and connect three major solutions across Ottawa Regional's network: the Allscripts Professional® Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution; Allscripts ED® Emergency Department Information System and Allscripts Homecare®.
Allscripts Remote Chart Access will enable community caregivers and hospital staff to securely access an ED patient's chart via the Web without logging into the ED solution. To provide ED physicians with immediate access to many patients' medical histories and medication lists - information that most ED patients provide verbally but not always accurately - Ottawa Regional will connect Allscripts ED to Allscripts Professional EHR.
For its 25 home care providers, Ottawa Regional is implementing Allscripts Homecare, designed to improve clinical quality of care, financial performance, and operational control for large, integrated home care organizations and small home care companies. Business, clinical, and scheduling functionality for multiple lines of business - home health, hospice, and private duty - are combined seamlessly in one integrated home care software system.