About TouchWorks EHR

Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR is a leading EHR platform for large, multi-specialty practices, management services organization (MSO) platforms, and academic and independent delivery networks (IDNs). With its open architecture and configurability, TouchWorks EHR can scale easily and integrate with existing solutions.

TouchWorks EHR Benefits:

More Informed Care Decisions— Helps coordinate clinicians and create safe care transitions, while enabling a single source of patient information across settings with seamless, patient-specific decision support to manage at-risk patients.

Improved Workflow Efficiency— Reduces clicks for clinicians, provides more freedom in documentation, and eliminates the need for passwords to sign notes, saving valuable time.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

2 Reviews of TouchWorks EHR

Overall rating

2 / 5 stars

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November 2017

Scott from Penn State Medical Group - White Rose

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Medical Practice

Time Used: Less than 2 years

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Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

November 2017

Word processor, with mandatory functions cobbled together and poorly searchable

Pros

Prescriptions easy to renew, though poor graphic layout makes it difficult to identify meds on list. Immunization chart can show column of last dose given

Cons

1. Not intuitive at all, needs 12 clicks to do pretty much anything. 2. Progress notes are not searchable for data(no snomed assignment of findings) very little is, so documenting quality parameters (e.g. diabetic foot exam or depression screening) means going outside of the progress note (12 clicks) and separately entering an order to do the exam then satisfy the order with a result. They kind of cobbled their data processor to a word processor. 3. The front office scheduling and billing module is often down, and Allscripts is very slow to respond and not proactive, only slowly reactive to problems. 4. Updates to the EHR tend to screw things up (like deleting favorites lists) and because of their slow responses, it takes 3-4 weeks to regain/repair that lost functionality. Our previous EHR would do beta testing on updates first which would identify glitches so they could be repaired before full rollout and we would be given the option of being a beta test site or not. 5. Templates for progress notes are primitive and not interconnected. For example, a diabetic visit and patient has sinusitis too. Clicking finding on one form doesn’t show same item already clicked when using any other form. And the History forms are not linked to PE forms, etc, so if you have a Lyme patient you can search for a Lyme history form (12 clicks) but you would separately have to search for a Lyme PE form (12 clicks) or just give up and free text hx and PE findings (thus functioning more often as a glorified word processor).

June 2018

Gordon from Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Medical Practice

Time Used: More than 2 years

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Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2018

Very versatile product that is very difficult and expensive to configure.

Product generally works pretty well, but basic not critical bugs are rarely if ever corrected (even crossing major versions). Despite expensive maintenance contracts. I have been told that despite calling their period in version updates as "Cumulative Updates", they do not recommend applying these unless you have specific issues addressed. This would make them a hotfix rather than a cumulative update.

Pros

Extremely versatile and customizable product. User interface is fairly clean and easy to use. Vast number of features and options specific to your practice.

Cons

Company is slow to correct usability and bug issues. Support is slow and often does not seem very skilled. Extremely expensive to implement, upgrade and patch.