The Outsourcing Center, a leading resource of outsourcing best-practice information, has named Springhill Medical Center (“Springhill”) and Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) winners of its 2014 Outsourcing Excellence Award in the Best Healthcare category.
The Outsourcing Excellence Awards, now in their 18th year, recognize innovative and transformative business outsourcing relationships. Judges select winners based on demonstrated best practices, sustained competitive advantage and the value and benefit delivered to both buyer and provider.
Springhill, a private, full service hospital located in Mobile, Ala., and Allscripts began their outsourcing relationship in 2000. In that time, Springhill and Allscripts association has grown from a typical outsourcing arrangement into a much broader relationship.
“Over the last 14 years, Allscripts and Springhill have built an extremely productive and mutually beneficial outsourcing relationship,” said Jeff St. Clair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Springhill. “From the very beginning, we have helped Allscripts understand our business, our strategic plans and where they fit in as our partner. They have worked closely with us to help us achieve our business and care goals.”
Springhill is an independent, privately held hospital. As such, it is not part of a corporate network and does not have affiliations to foundations or larger health systems. The organization has remained innovative in its use of resources, utilizing Allscripts outsourcing services to ensure Springhill remains one of the most technologically advanced care organizations in the region.
“We wanted to partner with a company that could understand the nuances of our business and could help us apply the latest IT systems to improve patient care. When we first partnered with Allscripts, we were lagging behind on technology. Our relationship with Allscripts has been a big contributor to our success and our efforts to be a technological leader,” St. Clair added.
Springhill includes a campus that is home to primary care physicians as well as a senior residence, sleep center, cancer center, athletic club, orthopedic surgery center, wound care and a hyperbaric center. Springhill uses Allscripts Sunrise™ platform as its core electronic health record. Allscripts Sunrise is an advanced healthcare technology that integrates clinical and revenue cycle management across the community and is used by many of the leading hospitals and health systems in the world.
According to Springhill, the success of the relationship has been largely due to the quality and reliability of Allscripts technology. Springhill’s commitment has resulted in the hospital becoming an Allscripts showcase site, which demonstrates to prospective clients the impact of Allscripts solutions in a real-world setting.
“We are proud to support and continue to partner with this terrific, market-leading healthcare organization,” said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “This collaborative environment—which Jeff and his team fosters—creates winning outcomes for caregivers, patients and the entire community of Mobile. We are proud of this award and the distinction it bestows on Springhill and Allscripts.”
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.