Heritage Valley Health System implements Allscripts's EHR system
Oct 18, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Heritage Valley Health System, an integrated delivery network providing health care for residents, has implemented Allscripts's Sunrise, an acute care electronic health record, or EHR, system 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 CEO of Allscripts. "This expanded commitment will enable Heritage Valley to better care for its patients through our open architecture and integrated solution."
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