Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital extends and expands Allscripts Sunrise and Allscripts TouchWorks

Leading medical system extends and further expands Allscripts relationship to create a single electronic community enabled health record platform

Nov 25, 2014, 08:01 ET from Allscripts

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) extended its commitment to Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Sunrise™ as its core electronic health record (EHR) until 2020, and will expand its use of Allscripts Sunrise clinical solutions for its newly acquired facility, RWJ Somerset, in Somerville, New Jersey. In addition, the organization has announced that it has selected Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR ambulatory solution to support care and patient management efforts for Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise (RWJPE) care network.

"We believe this is a tremendous opportunity for our organization to utilize a high-performing EHR to create a single, patient record platform," said Bob Irwin, CIO of RWJUH. "This integrated record combined with the power of Allscripts Sunrise and Allscripts Touchworks will continue to help us deliver our mission to promote health and well-being for the patients and communities we serve."  

Allscripts TouchWorks EHR will be deployed at RWJPE to support the organization's clinical and population health goals. RWJPE is a network of physicians in Central New Jersey serving patients in core specialties in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Cardiology, and Urgent Care.

Allscripts Sunrise provides innovative computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and features including integrated pharmacy and bar-coded medication administration.

Allscripts TouchWorks is a customizable solution with an open architecture and workflows, designed to help improve the patient experience. Allscripts TouchWorks offers automated clinical decision support at the point-of-care, a configurable clinical desktop, and nearly 800 peer-reviewed Care Guides.

RWJUH will also expand its use of Allscripts EPSi™, Allscripts Patient Flow™ and Allscripts Hosting Solutions at all of its facilities. Allscripts EPSi solution features analytics, budgeting and knowledge-based decision support functionality that helps organizations facilitate financial management — strategic planning, product line budgeting, cost accounting, and operational and capital budgeting — to help plan for and address the financial challenges facing healthcare organizations.

Allscripts Patient Flow is an enterprise-wide patient flow management solution designed to maximize care coordination and improving efficiencies by automating complex and labor intensive operational processes from bed management to transport and turnover.

Allscripts Hosting solutions provide a robust, secure and reliable IT Infrastructure to help clients meet the challenges of growing patient volumes, changing regulatory environments and shifting payment models.

RWJUH has campuses in New Brunswick, Rahway, Hamilton and Somerville, New Jersey. RWJUH's New Brunswick and Somerset campuses serve as the flagship hospital of Robert Wood Johnson Health System, a premier health system with $1.5 billion dollars in revenue, more than 10,100 employees, 3,250 medical staff members and 1,733 beds.

"Tighter integration of clinicians via a common record with a single vendor is an important goal for RWJUH. We have had tremendous success with Allscripts Sunrise and intend to leverage this experience with the implementation of Allscripts TouchWorks. These solutions will support our efforts to create an environment of excellence with the highest quality, evidence-based patient care," added Mr. Irwin.

"We are pleased that RWJUH has renewed and expanded its partnership with Allscripts," said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "We are committed to aligning with RWJUH's efforts to create a single, highly functioning EHR platform and supporting RWJUH's important mission to improve outcomes for patients and communities in Central New Jersey."

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