Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has expanded its partnership with Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) by selecting the company’s ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR) as the exclusively endorsed EHR for its 7,200 affiliated physicians in 18 states. The agreement builds on CHI’s implementation of the Allscripts EHR to all 1,050 of its employed physicians, an initiative that is already underway.
CHI also will implement the Sunrise EPSi™ integrated suite of business Performance Management solutions in its 73 hospitals. And the health system has selected the Allscripts Practice Management and other business management solutions for its employed physicians.
“CHI and Allscripts share a vision of a connected community of health in which all providers have access to the same patient information, enabling them to work in concert to provide superior care,” said Michael O’Rourke, CHI’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “We’re pleased to partner with Allscripts to provide independent physicians affiliated with our hospitals a practical option for participating in that community. At the same time, we will leverage Allscripts expertise in performance management and revenue cycle technology within CHI to improve our own financial health.”
Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “Catholic Health Initiatives has again demonstrated its leadership by taking the critical steps necessary to build a truly connected community of health that will benefit providers and patients across the U.S. By leveraging our client base of 180,000 physicians, who have a significant presence in every one of the communities CHI serves, CHI will serve as a magnet drawing independent physicians to connect to their hospitals and to each other. That’s a win-win for independent physicians, for CHI and for patients.” [Read more…]