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West Penn Allegheny Expands Allscripts EHR

September 30, 2009
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West Penn Allegheny Health System

(WPAHS) has named


(Chicago) as preferred provider of clinical IT solutions across its network of hospitals and owned physician practices.

As part of the agreement, WPAHS is expanding its deployment of the Allscripts EHR to all 645 of the health system’s employed physicians. Additionally, Alle-Kiski Medical Center in Natrona Heights will implement the Allscripts Emergency Department Information System to automate administrative and patient care processes at both its main campus and its affiliated Citizens Ambulatory Care Center in New Kensington, says the company.

The health system will also implement Allscripts’ patient portal, and will deploy its discharge planning solution in five hospitals to facilitate the process of referring discharged patients to post-acute facilities for further treatment, it says.

West Penn Allegheny Health System is a physician-led organization that includes two tertiary and four community hospitals with a total of more than 2,000 beds. Allegheny General Hospital serves as the Pittsburgh clinical campus for the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital serves as the clinical campus for Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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