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Alignment Healthcare Activates Allscripts Ambulatory Solutions

CHICAGO, May 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX) client Alignment Healthcare rapidly deployed Allscripts TouchWorks EHR and Allscripts Practice Management software in 52 days. Allscripts will host and maintain the software and will provide Managed IT Services for Alignment Healthcare.

Alignment Healthcare, based in Orange, Calif., partners with providers, health plans and hospitals to create a seamless, fast and easy-to-navigate healthcare experience. Alignment Healthcare selected Allscripts as a strategic partner to help achieve its goal of better patient outcomes. Following the rapid implementation, the solutions are being hosted from Allscripts new data center, which includes 24x7 client support and application monitoring. This full package will enable ongoing service optimization and help position Alignment Healthcare for ongoing expansion.

Alignment Healthcare chose to have Allscripts host the software and manage its IT services to enable the healthcare system to focus on its strategic goal of delivering better patient care. Allscripts provided a package of modular, cost-effective services using best practices across Allscripts clients and more than 1,400 services professionals. This modularity enabled Allscripts to go live with a tested, bundled solution for Alignment Healthcare in only 52 days, rather than the several months standard to the industry.

"Alignment Healthcare sought more than an EHR vendor; we needed a partner who could support our vision to positively transform health care," said John Kao, CEO and President, Alignment Healthcare. "Allscripts leveraged its global team to bring us live in months, if not years, faster than its competitors. And with modular services, Allscripts has the agility to evolve our services as we move forward together."

"Alignment Healthcare needed a partner who could give them a customizable and scalable solution. Our modular package took the best experiences of clients across our business and leveraged them to accelerate this implementation. We've helped build a foundation for Alignment Healthcare's growth in a changing healthcare environment, and look forward to helping them achieve their goals for transforming population health," said Greg White, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Allscripts TouchWorks Business Unit.

With multi-site, multi-specialty support and optimal configurability, Allscripts TouchWorks EHR is a tool that can help physician practices, clinics and academic medical centers improve quality of care, reduce costs and generate additional revenue across a community. Tens of thousands of providers use Allscripts TouchWorks EHR to exceed their population health management goals. Advanced clinical information systems enable organization to meet industry needs, both today and in the future.

Allscripts Practice Management can help physician practices of all sizes overcome rising costs, shrinking reimbursements and ever-changing regulations to improve every step of the revenue cycle. Allscripts Practice Management software is a solution with a comprehensive, rules-based engine that automates tasks, streamlines workflow and can improve cash flow.

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