North Carolina Hospital Deploys TouchWorks

Published Online: Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Allscripts recently announced that NorthEast Medical Center (Concord, NC) will electronically connect its physicians using the TouchWorks Electronic Health Record. Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) will allow hospital physicians to improve their progressive disease management program.

Under an earlier agreement, the hospital launched the Allscripts e-Prescribing solution. Immediate results included the ability of physicians to manage medications for patients across the continuum of care. The new agreement has added the functionality of the TouchWorks Electronic Health Record. Now, physicians will have the capability to communicate the entire patient record, where appropriate, to all stakeholders in the health care delivery process.

"Absolute commitment to service and clinical excellence is our mission at NorthEast Medical Center," said Keith McNeice, vice president and chief information officer of the hospital."We have a significant number of patients that move throughout our provider network, and we believe the best way to facilitate our mission at the point of care [is] to adopt an electronic health record. With TouchWorks, physicians will have instant access to their patient records at any of our 33 clinic facilities, as well as from the hospital, emergency center, or their home."

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