St. Joseph uses Microsoft Amalga inside the hospitals so the EHRs at the doctor’s offices will be connecting with TouchWorks from Allscripts, who also sponsors and offers a free e-prescribing tool for any physician and the link is always on the site here.
There are already around 300 physicians using the software. Amalga from Microsoft (the hospital EHR used by St. Joseph) and the HealthVault will eventually be working together as well so here comes the PHR end of the circle as well in time. It is a first come first serve program for the first 100 who accept the opportunity. The new facility opened in Orange, California is truly state of the art as well. BD
St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif., will subsidize up to 85% of the costs of implementing practice management and electronic health records software for 100 affiliated physicians. The 14-hospital delivery system is pilot testing the subsidy program under the Stark Act exemption and safe harbors to federal anti-kickback statutes. The delivery system will initially test with St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., and Covenant Health System in Lubbock, Texas. It will subsidize the first 100 physicians affiliated with these hospitals' who take the offer.
St. Joseph Health System will offer the integrated Enterprise (TouchWorks) practice management and EHR applications of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc., Chicago. Physicians who accept the subsidy must replace their existing practice management system with Allscripts'.