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Allscripts, athenahealth Acquisitions Head Top 10 Stories of 2018

December 19, 2018 - The EHR market has undergone several shake-ups in the past year, indicating big changes to come as larger EHR vendors cement their presence in the inpatient market and begin branching out into niche areas such as long-term post-acute care and home health settings. Healthcare industry professionals are interested in keeping up with any changes in ownership, management, and product...


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Allscripts Sells Stake in Behavioral Health EHR Netsmart for $525M

by Kate Monica

Allscripts has signed a definitive agreement to sell its stake in behavioral health EHR vendor Netsmart to private equity firms TA Associates and GI Partners for a total of $525 million. The sale ends a two-year relationship between...

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges

by Kate Monica

Surescripts is experiencing a surge in new users as health IT adoption of its Real-Time Prescription Benefit tool increases fortyfold in a year. Prescribers have so far used the tool 30 million times to view patient-specific price and...

Allscripts EHR Wins Contracts with Three Healthcare Organizations

by Kate Monica

Allscripts will expand its relationship with Hospital for Special Care (HSC) and implement health IT solutions at East Kent Hospitals and Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. Connecticut-based HSC made the decision to expand and extend its...

Epic EHR Ranked Highest for Provider Satisfaction Worldwide

by Kate Monica

Epic EHR is currently dominating the worldwide EHR market in overall user experience, with nearly 90 percent of all surveyed international users reporting high rates of provider satisfaction. This finding comes in the new Global EMR...

Pediatric EHR Vendor Initiative to Support Independent Practices

by Kate Monica

A pediatric EHR vendor recently launched a new initiative intended to financially assist independent pediatric practices that care for a high-volume of patients in underserved communities. The Physician’s Computer Company (PCC)...

Cerner EHR Implementation Goes Live at NE Medical Center

by Kate Monica

Regional West Health Services — the parent company of multi-specialty medical group Regional West Medical Center — went live with a new Cerner EHR implementation over the weekend to streamline health data access and care...

Allscripts Will Sell Stake in Netsmart, Ending 2-Year Partnership

by Kate Monica

Allscripts will sell its joint venture stake in behavioral health EHR company Netsmart after 2 years of owning about 50 percent of the company, according to Allscripts President Rick Poulton in a recent earnings call with...

Allscripts, Greenway Health, InterSystems Forge New Partnerships

by Kate Monica

Allscripts, Greenway Health, and InterSystems each announced new partnerships with health IT solutions providers this week that will leverage patient health data to improve care delivery. In an effort to promote safe prescribing practices...

Ballad Health Swaps Cerner EHR for Epic EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

Tennessee-based Ballad Health recently approved a plan to launch an Epic EHR replacement project to improve connectivity and care coordination between hospitals and providers. The Epic system will replace Ballad’s former Cerner...

Allscripts Acquires HealthGrid, Grows Patient Engagement Platform

by Kate Monica

Allscripts recently announced it has acquired mobile enterprise patient engagement solutions company HealthGrid Holding Company in an effort to further expand its FollowMyHealth patient engagement solution offerings. The health IT company...

Allscripts EHR Receives Top Rankings in Interoperability, RCM

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare systems utilizing EHR-centric vendors and single-source solutions reported higher satisfaction ratings, with Allscripts EHR coming home with the highest ranking in Black Book Research’s Q1 2018 poll. The majority of...

Epic, Cerner Win Most EHR Contracts Among Community Hospitals

by Kate Monica

Epic and Cerner won more EHR contracts with community hospitals than any other vendor over the past 12 months, according to an April 2018 KLAS report. The report focused on the EHR selection, consideration, and purchasing decisions of...

Allscripts, CarePort Health Joining for Improved Care Coordination

by Elizabeth Snell

Allscripts company CarePort Health will now be managing the Allscripts Care Management solution and services portfolio in an effort to have stronger care coordination offerings to providers, payers and ACOs, according to a...

Netsmart to Acquire Change Healthcare Home Health IT Solutions

by Kate Monica

Behavioral health IT company Netsmart recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare’s home care and hospice health IT solutions in an effort to strengthen its presence in the long-term and post-acute care...

Allina Health Recovers From System-Wide Stint of EHR Downtime

by Kate Monica

Minnesota’s Allina Health has successfully recovered from a period of EHR downtime that compromised its Epic EHR system on April 4, according to a report from CBS Minnesota. The health system’s computer network went down on...

Allscripts Debuts Machine Learning, Cloud-Based EHR System Avenel

by Kate Monica

This week at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, Allscripts debuted a machine learning EHR system — Avenel — designed to reduce time spent on clinical documentation and boost EHR usability for providers.  The cloud-based EHR...

Allscripts Launches EHR-Integrated Lyft Transportation Service

by Kate Monica

Allscripts and Lyft recently partnered to launch an EHR-integrated Lyft application programming interface (API) allowing clinicians to order non-emergency transportation services for patients. Lyft will integrate its proprietary API into...

Allscripts Sells OneContent EHR Management Solution to Hyland

by Kate Monica

Allscripts has signed a definitive deal to sell its OneContent EHR management solution to Hyland Software, according to a recent Allscripts press release. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018 once customary closing...

Advocate Health Care Replaces Cerner, Allscripts With Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

Advocate Health Care recently announced plans to transition from using a combination of Cerner and Allscripts EHR systems to a single Epic EHR. Illinois’ largest health system made the decision to switch to a single Epic EHR and...

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