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Delaware Health Net, Inc. Selects Allscripts HealthMatics Office to Automate Clinical, Financial Operations for Physicians Across the State

Friday, November 30, 2007 General News J E 4
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WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 29 Delaware Health Net, Inc., (DHN)a network of community health centers serving every county in Delaware,announced today it will deploy HealthMatics(R) Office, the integratedElectronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PM) fromAllscripts to automate clinical and financial operations for 20 physiciansacross a half dozen office locations.

As the premier Delaware network caring for underinsured and uninsuredpatients across the state, DHN wanted an EHR-PM system that would enhancepatient care and office efficiency. DHN providers using Allscripts Web-basedtechnology will have instant access to a patient's medical record when andwhere they need it -- in the health center, at the hospital or while on-callat home -- without having to rely on unwieldy, error-prone paper charts.

"Delaware Health Net believes that by automating our medical recordssystem, our physicians will have better information to care for their patientsand will spend less time following the paper trail of medical records," saidCraig Law, Chief Executive Officer of DHN. "After a national search, weconcluded that Allscripts was the best choice for an integrated electronichealth record and practice management solution for our organizations.HealthMatics will give our physicians the tools they need to provide the bestpossible patient care while consolidating our billing, scheduling and orderentry for greater efficiency and patient satisfaction."

Allscripts' easy-to-deploy, physician-centric technology improves thedelivery of safe, cost-effective, high-quality care by automating common taskssuch as prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and viewing tests,documenting care and managing vulnerable populations. HealthMatics Officecombines the power of HealthMatics Electronic Health Record and HealthMaticsNtierprise Practice Management to provide one full-circle, seamless patientinformation management solution. Built on a single intelligent platform,HealthMatics Office links each organization's business and clinical sides andprovides caregivers instant and secure access to the complete patient record.

"We chose Allscripts because we liked the stability of the company andbecause it has an exceptionally high adoption rate by physicians," said Law."There are other companies that have good inroads into the market but theyreally aren't getting physicians to use all the technology. We wanted a systemthat our physicians embraced and that's where Allscripts pulled ahead."

About Delaware Health Net, Inc.

Delaware Health Net, Inc. is the statewide network of three communityhealth centers including Henrietta Johnson Medical Center in Wilmington,Delmarva Rural Ministries in Dover, and La Red Health Center in Georgetown. Asfederally qualified health centers, each center provides high qualityculturally sensitive primary and preventive health care services to vulnerablepopulations and uninsured and underinsured throughout Delaware.

Member centers assist their individual organization's missions byenhancing and developing clinical and business tools. For more informationabout DHN and its programs, visit http://www.delawarehealth.net

SOURCE Delaware Health Net, Inc.
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