November 12, 2007 - Clinical software maker Allscripts said last week Lahey Clinic selected its electronic health record (EHR) for more than 500 community-based physicians
Lahey Clinic, a physician-led, nonprofit group practice, and is renowned for innovative technology and pioneering medical treatmentIts surgeons performed 19,000 surgeries and its two Emergency Departments received more than 54,000 patient visits.
“We are pleased to be working with Allscripts in this major step forward to creating electronic medical records here at Lahey Clinic,” said Peter K. Dempsey, M.D., vice-chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Lahey Clinic, who led the group’s EHR selection committee. “We look forward to deploying the system within the next 12 months.”
The Web-based EHR will automate everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing medications and documenting patient visits, while electronically connecting physicians, nurses, 130 resident physicians-in-training, and support staff. The EHR delivers patient information anywhere at anytime and provides robust tools for documentation and orders. Additionally, it includes preloaded connections to a wide range of medical devices, reportedly seamless support for pay-for-performance and quality initiatives, and an advanced clinical research support systems.
Lahey Clinic also will implement Allscripts Analytics, an advanced research and measurement tool within the EHR that enables users to easily query the system’s relational database of patient records to review key clinical performance indicators. By generating reports from multiple applications throughout the enterprise, Analytics can be used to enhance a variety of business and research functions including pay-for-performance measures, clinical findings, care planning statistics, health maintenance, population disease management and clinical trials recruitment.