Chicago-based Allscripts today announced that Sharp HealthCare has selected the Allscripts Community Record, provided in partnership with dbMotion, to deliver end-to-end connectivity across the health system. Using the Allscripts solution, Sharp's caregivers and those in affiliated physician practices will have shared access to a single, unified patient record.
Sharp, recipient of the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest Presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence, is a not-for-profit integrated healthcare delivery system based in San Diego with more than 14,000 employees and 2,600 affiliated physicians. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan.
Sharp has deployed the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) for all of its employed physicians. The EHR, which automates everyday clinical processes and connects providers to each other and to all healthcare stakeholders via the Internet, forms the basis of the Allscripts Community Record. Sharp also utilizes the Allscripts Care Management solution in all of its hospitals, and the health system's five post-acute facilities use the Allscripts Referral Management solution to capture electronic patient referrals from the Care Management solution.