CHICAGO and ORANGE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Joseph Health System (SJHS), a $4.6 billion not-for-profit Catholic healthcare system based in Orange, CA that provides a broad range of medical services in California, West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, has selected Care Management™ and Homecare™ solutions from Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) to streamline patient movement through their 14 hospitals and enhance patient care following discharge.  


The Allscripts Care Management solution will help ensure continuity of care by automating and consolidating everyday tasks for SJHS's hospital case managers including utilization management, discharge planning, documentation integrity, audit management and quality management.  The fully-integrated, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application also will streamline the referral of patients requiring long-term care to SJHS's network of post-acute organizations as well as the Allscripts proprietary network of 110,000 post-acute providers.

"Allscripts will standardize case management processes across the organization while improving transitions of care for all of our patients," said Clyde E. Wesp, Jr., MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer of SJHS.  "A key benefit is the automation of the discharge process, which lets us quickly and easily connect with our own and other long-term care organizations to find the best fit for patients who need further care, and helps patients make a faster, more informed choice."

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