CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) announced the winners of its Client Outcomes Excellence Awards this morning as part of the kickoff to the 2013 Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) user conference at Chicago's McCormick Place. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Blessing Hospital and Elmwood Hospital were all recognized for innovative use of technology to manage their shift towards value-based care. Additionally, Kenneth Waters from Eastern Nephrology Associates, PLLC also received the award for Community Stakeholder Excellence for improving client outcomes through improved patient engagement. In its ongoing effort to support value-based care and enhance its clients' population health management capabilities, Allscripts recognized hospitals and physician group practices that have adopted Allscripts innovative solutions to enhance their quality metrics and improve patient outcomes as they shift from volume to value-based care. "Today we are proud to honor our clients whose have collaborated with Allscripts to innovate and move the needle toward value-based care and better population health management," said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "We operate in a dynamic space, one that continues to present new challenges daily as we navigate the transition to value-based care. With our clients as partners in the process, Allscripts will continue to focus on our clients' needs for tools to help them reduce healthcare costs, improve health outcomes and obtain better quality metrics." Client Outcomes Excellence Award WinnersBronx-Lebanon Hospital Center – ClinicalBronx- Lebanon was recognized for its management of diabetes and other chronic conditions and for its implementation of a paperless opt-out HIV screening protocol, both of which have helped the Center enhance patient engagement and improve overall quality. By using Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager Electronic Health Record as a guide, not a taskmaster, Bronx- Lebanon's doctors were able to efficiently access patient information in an easier and timelier manner, helping improve patient outcomes. Patients also felt more empowered and engaged in their own care planning. By implementing these solutions into the planning process, Bronx- Lebanon was able to enhance overall operational efficiency and is better prepared to manage the transition to value-based care. Blessing Hospital – FinancialBlessing Hospital used various Sunrise tools to decrease denials and increase clean claim rates, among other achievements. The Hospital took a strategic approach to achieve these outcomes and now enjoys a more accurate registration process, reduction in overbooking of resources and the ability to hold patient accounts that meet specific criteria. The Hospital took a strategic approach to achieve these outcomes -- by using Allscripts financial management solutions across its revenue cycle. Using these solutions enabled Blessing to implement a more accurate registration process, reduce overbooking of resources and hold patient accounts that meet specific criteria. These changes have helped the Hospital enhance its quality metrics and improve patient outcomes, as part of its value-based care model.