Andover, Mass. – May 24, 2005 – Amicore, Inc. today announced that the Waterbury Health Access Program (WHAP) has selected Amicore Clinical Management as its electronic medical records (EMR) system. Amicore Clinical Management will become the foundation of this community-wide database for the seven healthcare facilities and medical providers participating in the WHAP program, which is based in Waterbury, Conn.
“Amicore is thrilled to provide EMR software for the Waterbury Health Access Program,” said Beth Isbell, Amicore’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Amicore Clinical Management will enable WHAP providers to make informed treatment decisions, reduce costs by eliminating redundant tests and improve quality of care by creating a single health record for patients that can be securely accessed from the office, emergency room or virtually anywhere with an Internet connection.”
When fully implemented, Amicore Clinical Management will be used by approximately 255 clinicians and 400 office personnel to manage patient visits and records. The software provides medical offices with functionality for scheduling and registration in addition to clinical documentation and information management. The software implementation is in progress and is expected to be completed by summer 2005.
“We chose Amicore as the software vendor for the Waterbury Health Access Program for multiple reasons,” said Kevin Carr, M.D., Program Director of WHAP, Internist with Waterbury Hospital, and Assistant Clinical Professor with Yale University. “The technology is scalable to accommodate the needs of both the large and small practices in Waterbury, and the user interface is user-friendly. Amicore added health maintenance reminders to help WHAP achieve its quality of care improvement goals. In addition, Amicore made the commitment of meeting the needs of the WHAP implementation outside of a typical vendor-client relationship.”
Amicore Clinical Management is the EMR component of Amicore’s new integrated solution for clinical and practice management called Amicore Integrated Management. This solution will combine clinical and practice management software to help practices enhance quality of patient care, achieve operational efficiencies and increase practice profitability. Amicore Integrated Management is being built from the ground up on Microsoft .Net Framework and leverages the Microsoft Tablet PC operating system to allow physicians to access medical data anywhere/anytime.
About the Waterbury Access Health Program
The Waterbury Access Health Program (WHAP) is funded by a HRSA Health Communities Access Program federal grant whose mission is to serve the uninsured and underinsured patient population of Waterbury, Conn. and its surrounding areas. A consortium of seven facilities and providers has formed in an effort to aggregate patient data and provide access to it across the Waterbury healthcare community. Members include Alliance Medical Group, Waterbury Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Franklin Medical Group & Family Health Center, StayWell Health Centers, Waterbury Health Department and Waterbury Outreach Center.
Amicore believes physician practices are the center of the healthcare delivery system. Amicore helps physicians improve quality of care, maximize reimbursements and increase profitability through software and services that fit the way physicians practice medicine. Amicore’s mobile, easy-to-learn solutions for practice and clinical management automate the entire practice and connect providers to patients, hospitals, payers, labs and pharmacies. Amicore’s founding partners - Pfizer, IBM, and Microsoft - offer a commitment to innovative technology, quality service and business stability that makes a long-term difference for Amicore customers. For more information, please visit www.amicore.com or call 1-877-AMICORE.
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