With the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, making
sweeping changes in the U.S. healthcare system, healthcare
companies are striving to incorporate the new IT reforms into their
operations. Probably the biggest players of this development are
the healthcare providers and Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors
who are striding to drive EHR adoption rates in the U.S.
Adding yet another feather to its cap,
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
) recently proclaimed the installation of its Allscripts dbMotion
population health analytics solution at the NY-based Memorial Sloan
Kettering Cancer Centre. The cancer center will also extend its use
of the Allscripts Sunrise EHR platform.
By aggregating patient information from disparate clinical systems,
Allscripts technology delivers a comprehensive view of the patient
record into the provider's workflow. The centre intends to utilize
the Allscripts Sunrise platform and Allscripts dbMotion to improve
efficiencies and care coordination by harmonizing data across all
settings and systems, including non-Allscripts technologies.
Allscripts has been steadily working toward incorporating
increasing number of health care professionals into its arm. Since
Jan 2013, there have been more than 20 new Allscripts Sunrise
commitments at existing client facilities or at new organizations
Allscripts Healthcare's Sunrise EHR Platform
Expansion on Track
Earlier this month, Children's of Alabama, a Birmingham-based
pediatric medical center, also extended its commitment to the
Allscripts Sunrise EHR through 2023. Building on the popularity of
the Allscripts Sunrise platform, the company's EHR clients are
gradually working toward value-based healthcare.
According to recent statistics released by the Office of the
National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), Allscripts braced the
second spot as a certified EHR vendor for health care
professionals, second only to privately-held Epic Systems
Corporation as of Mar 2014.
The study is based on an analysis of data from health care
professionals participating in the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services' (CMS) EHR Incentive Programs and the ONC
Regional Extension Centers Program.
As per the data, Allscripts trumped its closest competitors such as
NextGen Heathcare - a subsidiary of
Quality Systems Inc.
) which occupied the 4th, 6th and 10th positions, respectively.
In the field of health IT vendors supplying certified EHR products
to hospitals participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs,
Allscripts made room for itself among the top 10 EHR vendors.
In this era where interoperability and connectivity are paramount,
Allscripts continues to empower healthcare providers with its
innovative and integrated population health management solutions.
With its consistent efforts, Allscripts aims to drive proactive and
responsive patient care and ultimately transform the healthcare
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