Medical Group Implements EHRs

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

Jefferson University Physicians (JUP),part of Thomas Jefferson University,will implement Allscripts' TouchWorksElectronic Health Record (EHR) for 480physicians and 700 residents. WithTouchWorks EHR, JUP physicians willhave immediate access to clinicalrecords from any of the group's 75practice locations, the hospital, orremotely. It will provide a seamlessconnection to other administrative andclinical systems used by Jefferson.

After a 2-year evaluation of EHR vendors,JUP selected Allscripts for itsindustry leadership and its track recordof successful EHR implementations atacademic medical centers across thecountry. Allscripts will also providestandardized interoperability with thephysicians group's existing IDXFlowcast practice management system,and Thomas Jefferson UniversityHospital's acute care clinical informationsystem. Allscripts' EHR solutionwill give JUP physicians the ability toautomate many of their daily responsibilitiessuch as prescribing medications,ordering laboratory tests, andviewing test results.

"Our partnership with Allscripts im proves our ability to create a premier,patient-focused, integrated physicianpractice, while enhancing our traditionas a distinguished academic medicalcenter," said Robert Barchi, MD,PhD, president of Thomas JeffersonUniversity and chair of the JUP Board."It is essential that we provide ourresidents and fellows access to leadingtechnology, and the electronichealth record has emerged as a mission-critical tool for 21st-centurymedicine. It was clear that Allscripts isthe ‘solution of choice' to align ourintegrated practice with an integratedclinical information system."