Concentra Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record
02/22/2012 // Posted in Press Releases
Concentra, a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), announced today it intends to implement a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system from Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) for more than 310 Concentra Urgent Care locations across the country. Through the rollout of the new EHR system from Allscripts, all patient and client data will be connected throughout Concentra's national footprint of medical centers and employer worksite locations.
Concentra selected the Allscripts solution based on its clinical capabilities, ability to integrate with multiple third-party systems, connectivity options, and scalability. As the leading provider of employer health services to many Fortune 500 companies, Concentra needed an EHR system that could conform to its various reporting needs.
"Concentra's footprint continues to expand through center acquisitions and relocations, and a trusted provider like Allscripts offers an innovative solution that can scale to our growing community of clinicians,” said Concentra Chief Executive Officer Jim Greenwood. “The Allscripts EHR is a proven solution that will enable us to deliver real-time data and further enhance best practices, while supporting our expansion into new lines of medical care."
The agreement with Concentra follows a June 2011 announcement that Humana would provide financial assistance under its Medical Home EHR Rewards Program to selected physicians nationally who adopt a covered HITECH-certified Allscripts Electronic Health Record.
Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, said "Allscripts is excited to expand our relationship with Humana by providing Concentra’s affiliated physicians with the information and real-time decision support they need to generate timely outcomes for their patients, at any of their national medical center locations."
Concentra delivers occupational medicine, urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, and wellness services to more than 30,000 patients each day in 40 states. Concentra plans to use the Allscripts Clinical Quality Solution (CQS) to provide its physicians with clinical-decision support information at the point of care. CQS also works in the background to help automate the time-consuming process of participating in quality data reporting and pay for performance programs.