The integrated solution will enable physicians to use a single handheld device to prescribe medications, capture charges, dictate notes, and review information from the leading clinical reference guides using Allscripts Pocket Library, as well as access real time patient and scheduling information from Millbrook Practice Manager. The new offering will be distributed through Millbrook's nationwide network of 65 value-added resellers, who focus on independent physician practices. There are currently over 6000 physicians in the United States who are using Millbrook practice management solutions.
"The ability for physicians to use a wireless device to access coding, capture charges, and pass this information seamlessly into our billing system is a significant innovation that will save physicians time and money", stated Michael Nissenbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Millbrook Corporation. "Allscripts capabilities expand the value proposition for physicians and will accelerate adoption of both of the solutions."
Both Allscripts and Millbrook use Microsoft technology as an integral part of their offerings. "The Allscripts and Millbrook integrated solution on the Pocket PC platform is a great example of how Microsoft technology can empower companies to tackle serious business issues together", stated Ahmad Hashem, M.D., PhD, Worldwide Healthcare Industry Manager at Microsoft. "Today's demanding clinical environment requires a robust handheld platform that provides physicians with the right information at their fingertips to help them improve quality and reduce medical errors."
"We are very excited that Millbrook, which is recognised by many as one of the industry's most innovative practice management systems, is working with us to provide an end-to-end solution for independent physician practices", added Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "This relationship will significantly expand our distribution through value-added resellers, an increasingly important part of our strategy for selling to smaller physician practices."
Since 1993, Millbrook practice management solutions have been the software of choice for thousands of physicians. They are designed to be regulatory compliant using both client/server and Web-hosted technologies, and are also Microsoft BackOffice-certified. In May 2001, The Electronic Patient Record (TEPR) awarded Millbrook first honours as the best practice management system in the United States. Millbrook software was also selected as the best medical practice management system running on Windows NT and SQL Server in 1997, 1998 and again in 1999 by the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG).
Millbrook is the only company to have received this prestigious award for three consecutive years. Millbrook solutions are built from the ground up exclusively on the Microsoft Windows 2000/NT operating system with SQL Server. This means physician organisations can quickly and affordably upgrade to the fastest, most flexible, and easiest to use computing environment in the health care industry. Millbrook's installed base includes small and large physician groups, ambulatory surgical centres, single and multi-site practices, and multi-speciality organisations of all types and sizes.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions TouchWorks software products enhance physician productivity and are accessed using a wireless handheld or desktop workstation to automate the most common physician activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and taking clinical notes. Additionally, Allscripts provides patient compliance and health care product education services for physicians through its Physicians Interactive unit. Allscripts provides services to over 15.000 physicians at more than 4000 sites across the United States.