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Excela Health to use new electronic health records system


Chicago A non-profit healthcare network in western Pennsylvania has adopted an electronic health records system for the more than 100 physicians it employs.

Allscripts announced earlier this month that Excela Health selected its Enterprise Electronic Health Record for the physicians it employs in the Excela Health Physician Practices. Excela operates hospitals and physician practices in the Pennsylvania counties of Westmoreland, Indiana and Fayette."Our strategy calls for finding ways to enable physicians to improve the quality of the services they deliver, simplify their lives and to improve their bottom line, and we believe Allscripts will help us accomplish those objectives," Excela Health CEO Otto Salguero said in a statement.The software automates everyday clinical tasks and connects physicians to critical information from other healthcare stakeholders including pharmacies, labs, payers and patients.Excela Health will also offer Allscripts ePrescribe, a stand-alone Web-based electronic prescribing solution, at no cost to all physicians affiliated with its hospitals to promote safer prescribing and to encourage physicians to adopt automated solutions. Allscripts said the program is designed for small physician practices and requires no download or new hardware and minimal training. It automatically checks prescriptions for potentially harmful reactions.

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