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February 2, 2012

US hospital deploys acute care electronic health record solution

NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee, US, has chosen Allscripts's Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM), an acute care electronic health record (EHR) solution, to help boost the facility.

NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee, US, has chosen Allscripts’s Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM), an acute care electronic health record (EHR) solution, to help boost the facility.

The SCM will provide computerised provider order entry (CPOE), as well as knowledge-based medication administration, acute and critical care solutions, patient portal, as well as integrated pharmacy.

The EHR will improve on Allscripts systems currently used at NorthCrest, including Allscripts ED in the emergency department and the Allscripts ambulatory electronic health record.

Sunrise clinical analytics will be implemented by the hospital to help monitor clinical performance and improve patient outcomes across its facilities.

The data mining tool will provide meaningful use certified quality reporting technology, which is expected to help NorthCrest satisfy Stage 2 and Stage 3 requirements of the federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

The hospital is planning to implement the Allscripts Community Exchange to connect and manage electronic transactions of all kinds between the NorthCrest and community and affiliated physician practices.

NorthCrest CEO Scott Raynes: "We believe Allscripts will also help us take better care of our community as we expand the partnership that has served us well for more than a decade."

Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman added: "Our goal is to help NorthCrest Medical Center achieve its vision by delivering the timely clinical insights that will help NorthCrest’s providers improve health outcomes for their patients."

NorthCrest Medical Center is a 109-bed not-for-profit community hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient, as well as emergency medical services to Northern Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

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