CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) has announced that Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the largest health systems in the nation, has selected Allscripts Hosting Solution to provide enterprise-wide information technology (IT) through 2020.
Gaining system availability and predictability
CHI intends to migrate its Allscripts mission-critical clinical and financial applications, including Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR, to an Allscripts remote hosting center in Kansas City, Mo. By utilizing Allscripts Hosting Solution, CHI should see improved system availability as well as enhanced end user performance and will benefit from proactive monitoring and disaster recovery services, all for a predictable monthly service fee.
Using Allscripts hosting services is also expected to help reduce CHI's IT infrastructure expenditures and allow CHI to reclaim valuable data center space at its corporate headquarters.
"CHI anticipates that remote hosting will reduce costs and improve our provider and clinician user experience. In addition, hosting through Allscripts will afford us the scalability as CHI continues to expand its market presence and deployment of our Allscripts solutions," said Michael O'Rourke, Chief Information Officer at CHI.
CHI, headquartered in Englewood, Colo., operates in 18 states with over 100 hospitals, four academic health centers and teaching hospitals and 26 critical-access facilities; community health-service organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities spanning the continuum of care.
Among other solutions, CHI will host its Allscripts TouchWorks EHR application. Allscripts TouchWorks system is a powerful, multi-specialty ambulatory solution that offers automated clinical decision support at the point of care, a configurable clinical desktop, and nearly 800 peer-reviewed Care Guides. It is a highly customizable solution with an open architecture and efficient workflows that can help providers improve the patient experience.
By utilizing Allscripts Hosting Solution, clients can leverage a world class data center and state of the art technology. Allscripts scalable and robust hosting environment helps position healthcare organizations to manage growing patient volumes, increasing regulatory requirements and shifting payment models.
"Allscripts Hosting Solution provides our clients with a secure, reliable and up-to-date IT infrastructure," said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "Allscripts knowledge and experience helps our clients realize greater value from their IT investments, at a predictable price. We look forward to our expanded relationship with CHI and to supporting their efforts to drive positive outcomes for their patients."
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