CHICAGO and LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) and the State of Arkansas have announced that Allscripts electronic health record (EHR) solutions are now fully connected to the state's healthcare information exchange (HIE) for more efficient and effective exchange of critical patient information to improve the quality and delivery of care.
The State of Arkansas HIE organization, known as the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), is an interoperable database managed by the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT), the agency responsible for establishing and coordinating healthcare information technology (HIT) activities across the state.
The goal of OHIT and SHARE is to promote the effective use of HIT to increase the value attained through the delivery of healthcare services while improving the care and health of Arkansans. Establishing a connection to Allscripts-based systems will facilitate the exchange and use of patient data for thousands of patients.
"We are very pleased that SHARE-based Allscripts clients will be able to connect their patient data," said Ray Scott, Arkansas HIT Coordinator at OHIT. "Allscripts patient information will enrich the depth and breadth of the SHARE database and will help enable providers—especially those in rural regions—to maintain the health of and improve the quality of care for patients."
Allscripts comprehensive population health-enabled EHR solutions provide innovative, integrated and interoperable management of the complex medical needs of patients across settings, including ambulatory, acute and home care. Allscripts solutions are architected with integrated population health capabilities. This proprietary, community aware population health framework aggregates and organizes critical patient data, delivering it seamlessly into the clinicians' workflow for superior decision-making power.
"Allscripts is committed to helping governments and their agencies meet their objectives to improve quality of care," said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "By connecting to SHARE, we will help providers with critical access to information to improve the quality of care for many Arkansans, including those in rural areas."
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