Sun Still Shines on Allscripts Healthcare's Sunrise EHR Platform - Analyst Blog

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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. ( MDRX ) 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 globally. (Read: 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.

Industry Numbers

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. ( QSII ), Cerner Corporation ( CERN ) and athenahealth, Inc. ( ATHN ) 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 industry.


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