CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MaineGeneral Health (MaineGeneral), headquartered in Augusta, Maine, has announced a significant renewal of its commitment to Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) and has agreed to continue to leverage Allscripts Sunrise and Allscripts TouchWorks electronic health records (EHR) through 2022. MaineGeneral also announced it has selected Allscripts FollowMyHealth™ as its patient engagement platform to support population health management, improve patient communications and deliver positive care outcomes.
"MaineGeneral has had a long and successful partnership with Allscripts," said Daniel Burgess, Vice President and CIO, MaineGeneral. "Allscripts recent strategic acquisitions and rapid developmental improvements in functionality have reaffirmed that this partnership would be the right choice for us moving forward. The extension of our relationship will enable MaineGeneral to maximize our existing IT investments by leveraging the new and innovative solutions that Allscripts has to offer."
Building on Successful IT Investments
MaineGeneral stated that the choice of Allscripts EHR solutions will help it focus on delivering the highest value to its clinical community via sound technology strategy and investment.
"Allscripts Sunrise and Allscripts TouchWorks EHR have been very successful tools for MaineGeneral, and continuing with these solutions will give us tight clinical interoperability. This IT strategy, coupled with a robust community outreach effort, will help position MaineGeneral as the clinical choice for the communities we serve," Mr. Burgess added.
Allscripts Sunrise population-health enabled platform is an advanced healthcare technology that integrates acute, ambulatory, emergency, surgical, revenue cycle management and other areas on one unified database. Used by many of the leading hospitals and health systems in the world, Allscripts Sunrise offers clinician-specific workflows that help drive adoption of clinical decision support, which can lead to improved outcomes.
Allscripts TouchWorks EHR is a customizable solution with an open architecture and workflows designed to help improve the patient experience. Allscripts TouchWorks EHR offers automated clinical decision support at the point-of-care, a configurable clinical desktop, and nearly 800 peer-reviewed Care Guides. Allscripts TouchWorks earned the 2014 Top Ambulatory EHR Vendor ranking for Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) and Multi-Specialty Practices category from Black Book Rankings.
The Right Solution to Engage Patients
MaineGeneral also selected Allscripts FollowMyHealth as its patient engagement solution. Allscripts FollowMyHealth provides patients with convenient online access to health information, allowing users to access needed forms, results, prescriptions and other critical information. Likewise, it streamlines communications between the patient and the care team to improve care management and outcomes. In choosing Allscripts FollowMyHealth, MaineGeneral cited the solution's features and functionality, ease of use, interoperability with existing Allscripts solutions, and superior Allscripts client support.
Mr. Burgess said, "FollowMyHealth is an exceptional platform for patient engagement. It is very user friendly and will allow patients to also experience on-demand access to information. Because it is tightly integrated into our existing Allscripts clinical platforms, our clinical staff will be able to focus on patients rather than learning new IT systems."
"Allscripts is very proud of its long and productive collaboration with MaineGeneral," said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allscripts. "We are pleased that MaineGeneral has renewed our strategic partnership with this significant multi-year extension. We are looking forward to continuing to support MaineGeneral's vision to engage patients, connect their community and transform the quality and safety of care in the Kennebec Valley Region."
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