Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group leverages Allscripts EHR to achieve HIMSS Analytics O-EMRAM Stage 7

San Diego’s leading health care provider recognized for optimal use of Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR solution

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) client Sharp HealthCare’s affiliated medical group, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, located in San Diego, Calif., has achieved the prestigious Stage 7, the highest level attainable, on the HIMSS Analytics Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM).

The HIMSS Analytics Outpatient Adoption Models use a methodology that measures progress and cumulative capabilities of EMR systems within organizations. According to HIMSS Analytics, there are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital or medical group implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents the most advanced patient record environment. The validation process to confirm a group has reached Stage 7 includes a site visit by an executive from HIMSS Analytics and former or current chief information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.

Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system. Sharp includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three affiliated medical groups and a health plan. The health care provider has approximately 2,600 physicians and more than 18,000 employees. Sharp Rees-Stealy is San Diego’s first multispecialty medical group and has 22 medical centers throughout San Diego with primary and specialty physicians in almost every discipline.

“All of our resources at Sharp Rees-Stealy are dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient-centered care, the latest medical technology and superior service,” said Elan Hekier, MD, Sharp Rees-Stealy Chief Medical Information Officer. “Allscripts TouchWorks EHR has been a flexible, robust solution and vital to our efforts, which are now validated and recognized by the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award.”

Sharp HealthCare uses Allscripts TouchWorks electronic health record. Allscripts TouchWorks EHR is a powerful multi-specialty ambulatory solution that offers automated clinical decision support at the point of care, a configurable clinical desktop, and nearly 800 peer-reviewed Care Guides, and is designed to help complex organizations manage their clinical, financial and operational needs.

“We wish to congratulate Sharp HealthCare on reaching HIMSS Analytics O-EMRAM Stage 7, an exceptional achievement for the organization,” said Paul Black, Chief Executive Officer, Allscripts. “This accomplishment reflects Sharp HealthCare’s commitment to transforming the healthcare experience for its entire community. It is an honor to partner with the organization in its use of technology to continuously improve patient outcomes.”

About Allscripts
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About Sharp Rees-Stealy
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers offer multispecialty care from a dedicated team including 2,800 staff members representing virtually every allied health profession, in addition to the more than 550 physicians who are members of the affiliated Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group. Sharp Rees-Stealy is dedicated to delivering the extraordinary level of caring called The Sharp Experience, which combines clinical excellence, advanced technology and patient- and family-centered care. Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers has 22 locations and accepts most health insurance plans.

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers is part of Sharp HealthCare, San Diego’s most comprehensive health care delivery system. To learn more about Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers, visit or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) to choose a doctor who’s right for you.

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