Australia’s SA Health Finalizes Allscripts Agreement
CHICAGO and ADELAIDE, Australia, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — SA Health, the public health system of South Australia, announced in a press conference today in Adelaide that it signed the final agreement to deploy the Sunrise Enterprise(TM) suite of advanced clinical, access management and financial solutions from Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) across its network of metropolitan and rural hospitals. SA Health’s hospitals and health clinics serve a population of 1.6 million in an area approximately 40 percent larger than Texas.
The new agreement finalizes a process that began at the end of 2010, when SA Health selected Allscripts as vendor of choice for the Government of South Australia’s initiative to implement an integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) across SA Health facilities.
Sunrise Enterprise, including a fully integrated acute care Electronic Health Record, will provide the project’s central hub, called the Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS). The solution will enable SA Health’s caregivers to gain timely and secure access to a patient’s vital information, helping to improve patient care, satisfaction and clinical workflow.
“Working with Allscripts over the last year has confirmed our view that they are an excellent partner with the right global team, experience and technology to deliver the foundation for South Australia’s e-health record system,” said SA Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paddy Phillips. “We are excited to move forward with Sunrise from Allscripts to help us improve clinical safety and efficiency across all our health services.”
The Allscripts Sunrise Enterprise suite will replace multiple obsolete and unconnected information systems and databases across SA Health.
“We are proud that SA Health selected Allscripts, after an extensive review of the market, to build an information and connectivity infrastructure supporting world-class healthcare for the people of South Australia,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “We look forward to rapidly deploying Sunrise across SA Health’s extensive network of facilities.”
The Sunrise Enterprise suite helps healthcare organizations save time, costs and lives by delivering the insights that caregivers need to improve patient health outcomes. As a result, the many individuals involved in a patient’s care can share information seamlessly. Using integrated Sunrise solutions, information handoffs, also known as transitions of care, between providers, departments, shifts and facilities can be completed efficiently and accurately.
About SA Health
SA Health consists of the South Australian Department of Health and Ageing, Central Adelaide Health Network, Northern Adelaide Health Network, Southern Adelaide Health Network, Country Health SA Local Health Network, Women’s and Children’s Health Network and SA Ambulance Service. SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on well being, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health(TM) for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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