Allscripts signs Iowa Health System

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Healthcare information systems developer Allscripts has been selected to provide its emergency department information system (EDIS) to the Iowa Health System of Des Moines, Iowa. The system will be used to automate emergency room operations and improve access to patient information f or nearly 300,000 annual patient visits in 11 of the organization's hospitals and urgent care clinics, according to the Chicago-based vendor.

Iowa Health System is the state's first and largest integrated healthcare system, operating facilities in seven large Iowa communities and Rock Island, Illinois, and supporting a system of rural hospitals in 14 Iowa communities. Health System currently has 180 physicians in 31 clinics using Allscripts as an electronic health record (EHR), the company said.