CHICAGO and WICHITA FALLS, Texas, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Regional Health Care System will deploy Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Care Management to continue to deliver excellence in health care for the communities it serves. The addition of the Care Management system will transform the administrative process for United Regional, streamlining and improving the quality of patient care, improving efficiency, and generating cost savings.
"United Regional has an unwavering commitment to delivering excellent care across our entire continuum, and Allscripts will help us standardize our case management throughout the organization," said Phyllis Cowling, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Regional.
"Allscripts Care Management will enable us to take full advantage of the Sunrise suite of solutions," said Nancy Townley, Chief Operating Officer of United Regional. "Ultimately with Allscripts, we can collect all of our patient information and present it to caregivers in a single view. This single source of validated information will require users to enter only one place, one time and will enable them to retrieve all data."
A fully-integrated, web-based solution, Allscripts Care Management simplifies and consolidates utilization management, discharge planning, documentation integrity, audit management, quality management and risk management. Providing a single worklist for all care management processes, the Allscripts system transforms the administrative process for hospitals and post-acute care facilities.
"As healthcare moves toward managing patients and populations, with an eye toward accountable care, our vision of a Connected Community of Health fits well with United Regional's leadership in this area," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "We look forward to helping United Regional create insights that lead to better outcomes for the communities it serves and better workflows for its providers."
About United Regional Health Care System
United Regional Health Care System is located in Wichita Falls, Texas and provides comprehensive medical care including inpatient and outpatient services, advanced diagnostics, surgical specialties and life-saving emergency care to a 9-county service area. It has the area's only Lead Level III Trauma Center and serves as the Primary Stroke Center for the region.
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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