CHICAGO and ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Flagler Hospital, ranked one of America's 50 best hospitals, has selected the Sunrise Enterprise™ suite of clinical and financial solutions from Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX). In addition to implementing Sunrise within the hospital, Flagler Hospital will endorse the Allscripts ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR) and practice management solution for its 130 affiliated physicians in the St. Augustine area, enabling them to monitor hospitalized patients and provide direction on their care.
"Our new partnership with Allscripts will help Flagler Hospital continue to enhance quality while delivering important new capabilities," said Flagler Hospital President Joe Gordy. "In particular, this initiative supports our long tradition of partnering with St. Augustine's community physicians by providing interoperability and two-way connectivity to the hospital, whether they use an Allscripts EHR, one from another company, or still practice on paper. That sets Allscripts apart from their competitors' closed systems, which would sharply limit the ability for our physicians to seamlessly share critical patient safety information across multiple systems."
Allscripts Modern, Open Platform Was Deciding Factor
After an extensive and highly competitive search, Flagler Hospital selected Allscripts in July 2011 based on the company's open, Microsoft-based technology platform, which reduces total cost of ownership and simplifies interoperability a