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Allscripts Acquires HealthGrid, Grows Patient Engagement Platform

May 4, 2018 - 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 plans to close the acquisition in the second quarter of 2018. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the deal totaled $60 million...


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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 hospital...

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 standalone...

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 CarePort...

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 (LTPAC)...

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 Wednesday...

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 system is...

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...

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 conditions...

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 revenue...

MT Hospital Swaps NextGen EHR for athenahealth EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

After going into considerable debt under the financial stress of a NextGen implementation, Mineral Community Hospital (MCH) in Montana has decided to swap the system for an athenahealth EHR replacement.  The MCH Board of Directors assisted...

athenahealth Overtakes Cerner in KLAS Physician Practice Rankings

by Kate Monica

athenahealth beat out Cerner, Allscripts, and eClinicalWorks in the 2018 KLAS overall physician practice vendor rankings in KLAS’s Software & Services report. While athenahealth held its own, enterprise EHR giant Epic received Best...

FL Orthopedics Practice Sues Allscripts Over Ransomware Attack

by Kate Monica

Surfside Non-Surgical Orthopedics has filed a class action lawsuit against Allscripts for allegedly failing to secure its systems during the ransomware attack that affected about 1,500 Allscripts users on January 18. “As a result of the...

Allscripts Recovering From EHR Downtime After Ransomware Attack

by Kate Monica

Allscripts is still working to fully recover from a period of EHR downtime brought on by a ransomware attack targeting its cloud-based EHR and electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) systems less than a week ago. The ransomware...

Allscripts Expands Real-Time Messaging in Ambulatory EHR Systems

by Kate Monica

Allscripts will now integrate real-time messaging for financial, clinical, and prescription data into its ambulatory EHR systems including its ePrescribe, Professional EHR, and TouchWorks EHR solutions. The health IT vendor will expand its real-time...

Allscripts to Acquire Practice Fusion in $100M Cash Deal

by Kate Monica

Allscripts recently announced it will acquire Practice Fusion EHR in a $100 million cash deal in an effort to further expand its reach into ambulatory care settings. Practice Fusion and its EHR technology will complement Allscripts existing ambulatory...

Healthcare APIs Enabled 1 Billion Exchanges at Allscripts in 2017

by Kate Monica

Allscripts recently announced that its Open ecosystem built on healthcare APIs enabled one billion data exchange transactions over the past year. Surpassing the milestone marks a record-breaking feat for the health IT company after...

Cerner, MEDITECH Offer Most EHR Solutions Across Care Continuum

by Kate Monica

A new KLAS report focused on which health IT companies best help users adapt to each care setting found Cerner and MEDITECH to be leading the way in developing solutions across the care continuum. However, most large health systems still choose...

Major EHR Companies to Integrate New Surescripts Pharmacy Tool

by Kate Monica

Surescripts is now offering a real-time prescription benefit tool as well as an expanded prior authorization solutions integrated directly into physician EHR systems to assist with prescription decision-making processes. The health information...

Allscripts Expects Paragon EHR Success After Encouraging Quarter

by Kate Monica

Allscripts executives expect Paragon EHR to excel as an integrated EHR and revenue cycle management solution for community hospitals following its successful acquisition of McKesson’s Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) business, according...

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