CHICAGO, Aug. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Health services company OptumCare, which is a part of Optum, selected the Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) TouchWorks suite – which includes its electronic health record and practice management solution – as the platform for its physician practices. Implementation will begin later this year. OptumCare, a national health care delivery organization serving more than 8 million people in 49 geographic markets, supports doctors and other clinicians in improving care and creating a better experience for their patients.
Allscripts will integrate its electronic health record and practice management software with the technology OptumCare currently provides to its physicians. The combined technology and single platform will make it easier for OptumCare to integrate information about a patient’s care across the ambulatory care continuum.
“As OptumCare continues to grow, we are building infrastructure to make it easier for our physicians to serve the care needs of our patients,” said Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum. “An important factor in our selection of Allscripts is its embrace of open standards and interoperability.”
“We are honored to be selected by OptumCare for this strategic partnership,” said Allscripts CEO Paul Black. “Working together, we will provide OptumCare physicians the clinical, health plan and analytic data that will further enhance the high-quality care they provide to their patients.”
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Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 100,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH).
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