Heritage Valley Health System Activates Allscripts Electronic Health Record System

CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Heritage Valley Health System implemented Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Sunrise for its Beaver and Sewickley campus. Sunrise, an acute care Electronic Health Record (EHR), will help Heritage Valley Health System, a progressive, community-based healthcare system in southwestern Pennsylvania, transform its organization by providing the capabilities to deliver world-class outcomes and improve operational excellence.

Heritage Valley Health System has used Allscripts ambulatory EHR for seven years. Within 90 days of going live on the Sunrise EHR, Heritage Valley Health System successfully attested for Meaningful Use stage 1.

“To be effective both clinically and financially healthcare organizations must be able to see and act on information from the total continuum of care regardless of where the care occurs,” said David Carleton, Chief Information Officer,Heritage Valley Health System. “Our decision to select Allscripts Sunrise was based on its open architecture and our success with the Allscripts Enterprise Ambulatory EHR. Within 90 days of activation we had integration with a regional Health Information Exchange (ClinicalConnect), and seamless access from Sunrise to our existing Clinical Data Repository containing over 18 years of clinical patient data. The evolving healthcare market requires vendors that can support a single unified record and rapid development of innovative solutions. Within a very short period of time we have demonstrated that the Allscripts platform provides those key attributes.”

Sunrise provides innovative Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), as well as an integrated pharmacy, bar-code medication administration, a patient portal and acute and critical care solutions. Heritage Valley Health System also uses Sunrise Access Manager™ and Sunrise Patient Financial Manager™. The combination of these solutions will help Heritage Valley Health System’s hospitals to improve patient care and increase efficiencies. Allscripts has the second-most Meaningful Use attestations among HIT vendors from 2011-2013, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

“The Sunrise implementation at Heritage Valley’s Beaver and Sewickley campuses will move the health system further along in its pursuit of progressive, community-based care,” said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “This expanded commitment will enable Heritage Valley to better care for its patients through our open architecture and integrated solution.”

About Allscripts
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.comTwitterYouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.

About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $450 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle ofWest Virginia. In partnership with 3,900 employees and more than 450 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 72 physician offices; and 14 community satellite facilities.  For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.

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