CHICAGO, Dec. 16 Allscripts today announced thatthe company's Enterprise (formerly TouchWorks(R)) Electronic Health Record(EHR) was named the No. 1 product in its market segment for the second year ina row by the prestigious research group, KLAS. In its closely watched 2008Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report, KLAS alsorecognized Allscripts Care Management as the "Category Leader" in theDischarge Planning hospital market segment.
In addition to this recognition, several other Allscripts solutions -Allscripts ED Emergency Department Information System, Allscripts ProfessionalEHR, Allscripts Document Management, Allscripts Homecare, and AllscriptsPractice Management - all placed in the Top Three in categories in which theycompete, according to the report released Dec. 15. KLAS rankings are generatedby in-depth interviews with thousands of actual end-users of the productsreviewed.
Allscripts Enterprise earned the "Best in KLAS" designation as the topElectronic Health Record for practices with between 26 and 100 physicians.Ninety-three percent of both Allscripts Enterprise and Allscripts CareManagement clients surveyed said they would buy the solutions again - higherrecommendations than respondents gave all other products in their respectivemarket segments.
"Our top placement in KLAS, the 'Consumer Reports' of healthcare I.T., isconfirmation from physician groups and hospitals that Allscripts continues tolead the marketplace," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer ofAllscripts. "We are particularly proud of our consistent performance acrossall of our products because it confirms that we're succeeding at what is mostimportant - delivering for our clients."
KLAS is a research and consulting firm specializing in monitoring andreporting the performance of healthcare information technology (HIT) vendors.The firm's Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services reportprovides its summary of HIT product and service performance data collectedover the past 13 months as reported by integrated delivery networks (IDNs),physician groups and inpatient facilities. The KLAS database represents theopinions of healthcare executives, managers, and clinicians from over 4,500healthcare facilities on more than 300 vendors and over 500 differentproducts.
For more information on the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software &Professional Services, visit KLAS on the Web athttp://www.klasresearch.com/top_20.
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health tohealthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000 post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health oftheir patients and their bottom line. The company's award-winning solutionsinclude electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cyclemanagement, practice management, document management, medication services,hospital care management, emergency department information systems andhomecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-MisysHealthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com.
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