CHICAGO and LOMPOC, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ : MDRX ) announced today that Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) will deploy the Sunrise Clinical Manager™ acute care Electronic Health Record (EHR). The Sunrise suite of solutions improves the delivery of coordinated, high-quality patient care by giving providers across the community immediate access to patient information and clinical decision support tools.
Under the agreement with Allscripts, LVMC will transition from its existing inpatient clinical information system to the Sunrise suite, including the Sunrise Clinician Portal™, which will enable caregivers throughout the hospital and in local physician practices to remotely access the Electronic Health Record, monitor their hospitalized patients and provide direction on their care.
"This new partnership with Allscripts will help Lompoc Valley Medical Center and physicians in the community raise the standard for offering exceptional healthcare services," said Jim Raggio, Chief Executive Officer of LVMC. "As a public community hospital, we're excited to be able to implement a world-class technology infrastructure that physicians like to use and that we expect will ultimately deliver better care at lower cost for our patients."
LVMC selected Allscripts based on the company's long track record of delivering high rates of physician adoption, as well as connecting hospital caregivers with community physicians for coordinated transitions of care. The Sunrise suite will give LVMC the industry's most-utilized Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) system as well as integrated pharmacy, critical care and emergency department automation solutions.
"Our caregivers appreciate Sunrise's user-friendly approach to care, including its ability to help them monitor their patient's status and make the best decisions for the care of each patient," said Jim White, Chief Information Officer of LVMC. "Another key value for LVMC is that the system's open architecture lets us keep many of our existing applications, reducing the overall cost of ownership."
Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, "Lompoc Valley Medical Center is among the first community hospitals in the nation to recognize that the coming change in healthcare reimbursement from a system based on services-billed to one based on value-delivered requires a state-of-the-art clinical IT system like our Sunrise solution. We're proud that Lompoc Valley selected Allscripts in stepping up to an enhanced electronic health record that's capable of providing the clinical quality, outcomes tracking and coordination of care with community physicians that will be required by the coming value-based system of health."
LVMC will implement the Electronic Health Record using an accelerated implementation approach designed to help the hospital rapidly demonstrate Meaningful Use under the federal HITECH Act. The law provides financial incentives of up to several million dollars for hospitals that successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use.
LVMC also will take advantage of Allscripts remote hosting services to provide 24/7 secure access to the Electronic Health Record while freeing up local space, resources and costs associated with maintaining computer servers and deploying applications on-site.
About Lompoc Valley Medical Center
Lompoc Valley Medical Center, created in 1946 by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, today includes a modern, 60-bed, general acute care hospital and a 110-bed skilled nursing facility. The hospital's medical staff is composed of 104 qualified, licensed physicians. LVMC facilities provide a vast array of quality inpatient and outpatient services, health promotion and maintenance programs, as well as geriatric long-term care. For more information, visit www.lompocvmc.com.
Allscripts (NASDAQ : MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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