Allscripts: A Global Leader In Healthcare IT

Allscripts is a leader in healthcare information technology with a 30-year history of excellence. The company has a vision to build open and connected communities of health that advance clinical, financial and operational results.

Its innovative solutions connect people, places and data across its vision of an Open, Connected Community of Health™. This connectivity empowers caregivers to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations.

Allscripts creates tools that address virtually every aspect of population health, an each of these tools facilitates real-time analysis and action. They enable healthcare organizations to analyze and act – right at the point of care – to empower change, improve health, and reduce costs.

CareInMotion™ is the company’s comprehensive population health platform. It brings together care coordination, patient engagement, connectivity, data aggregation, and analytics at the point of care.

A Veteran Leader 

Paul Black currently serves as a board member and the CEO of Allscripts. Paul leads the company in its commitment to build open, connected communities of health.

Prior to joining Allscripts in 2012, Paul spent more than 13 years with Cerner Corporation in various executive positions and retired as its CEO in 2007. During his tenure, he helped build the company into a market leader in healthcare information technology with more than $1.5 billion in annual revenue.

Paul also spent 12 years with IBM Corporation in a variety of leadership positions in sales, product marketing, and professional services. He has served on the boards of several private companies and nonprofit organizations involved in healthcare information technology, healthcare services, and consumer Internet marketing.

He is currently the immediate past chairman and an officer of Truman Medical Centers, a 400-bed safety net academic hospital in Kansas City, MO. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.

Committed to Client Success 

Allscripts is the original open, connected health platform. Thousands of the top hospitals, health systems, physician’s practices, and healthcare facilities use the company’s EHR, financial management, and population health management solutions.

As a true healthcare IT innovator, Allscripts introduced the concept of an open platform connecting all points of the care community over a decade ago in 2007. The organization provides advanced, reliable, client-focused solutions that enable smarter care to be delivered with greater precision. This makes for healthier patients, populations, and communities.

  • The organization contributes to its clients’ success by: Strengthening their IT foundation through the most comprehensive and user-friendly clinical and financial solutions available today.
  • Providing insights and innovations so they can meet the operational, regulatory and quality demands of today’s – and tomorrow’s – healthcare environment.
  • Connecting everyone across the healthcare community through open and interoperable solutions that empower communication, collaboration, and coordination for better outcomes.
  • Innovating to improve the practice of medicine and the process of care delivery.

Superior Patient Engagement 

Allscripts believes that healthcare doesn’t begin and end with just providers and patients, and it is the only company that brings all healthcare stakeholders together.

By collaborating with payers, health plans and programs, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, and employers, Allscripts has gained a wider view of the care process. It uses that perspective to create innovative tools that lower costs and improve care.

Allscripts offers the industry’s only vendor-agnostic patient engagement platform. With the advantage of open access across the care community, providers can communicate effectively and engage patients directly, creating game-changing improvements in patient outcomes and operational performance.

Allscripts believes that the patient is at the center of everything it does. Modern healthcare consumers understand the benefits of engagement, and they expect to be active participants in their own care. The organization partners with providers to deliver an improved patient experience where individuals have a greater say in the treatment they receive. With Allscripts, healthcare organizations have at their disposal the critical tools required for ongoing communication, effective education, and regular interaction with patients. These tools make it easy for caregivers to engage and quickly respond to consumers while also offering them full, immediate access to their healthcare information.

Evolving and Overcoming Challenges 

When Allscripts was founded in 1986, its primary business was repackaging medication for point-of-care distribution. In the 1990s, Allscripts started transforming the doctor’s office with comprehensive practice management and electronic health record (EHR) solutions.

To address fragmented care delivery, Allscripts merged with acute-solution leader, Eclipsys in 2010. In 2013, Allscripts took several significant steps to solidify and advance its population health management solutions. This included the acquisition of dbMotion, a leading supplier of community health solutions, and of Jardogs, the developer of FollowMyHealth, a patient engagement solutions provider.

Looking to the future of healthcare, Allscripts launched a wholly-owned subsidiary, 2bPrecise, a genomic and precision medicine platform, in 2016. In October 2017, the company acquired Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS), the McKesson Corporation’s hospital and health system IT arm.

This transaction significantly expanded their client base in U.S. hospitals and health systems, and diversified its solutions portfolio.

Today, Allscripts is a team of more than 7,000 devoted to fulling the needs of providers today and creating the health IT architecture of tomorrow.

The healthcare IT industry is extremely competitive and Allscripts distinguishes itself by creating tools that facilitate real-time analysis and action. Its solutions enable healthcare organizations to analyze and act – right at the point of care – to empower change, improve health, and reduce costs.

In addition, the company addresses virtually every aspect of population health. Allscripts provides a comprehensive population health platform, brings together care coordination, and promotes patient engagement, connectivity, data aggregation, and analytics at the point of care.

The Future Roadmap 

Allscripts acknowledges that it is becoming increasingly difficult to retrofit EHRs to take full advantage of new innovations such as the Cloud, artificial intelligence, and mobility. The organization believes that machine learning will be a critical element in the evolution of EHRs.

Allscripts built its latest EHR from the ground-up using human-centered design. This platform is set to transform the way physicians experience and interact with technology, as well as improve provider wellness.

Machine learning capabilities incorporated into the system identify client treatment patterns. It can prepopulate information based on these patterns and deliver preference reminders. By constantly tracking user, organization, and region trends, it creates opportunities for more efficiency.

The power of artificial intelligence reveals information relevant to a patient-provider encounter in real time, and this helps improve the quality and speed of interaction with the patient. Ultimately, this reduces the amount of time spent on documentation, helping address the problems of “EHR fatigue” and physician burnout. Allscripts is incorporating EHR-agnostic, precision medicine, and genomic capabilities within providers’ workflows. This will help capture and store genomic data from a range of sources, harmonize clinical knowledge and genomic research to identify relevant information, and then push the resulting insights to the point of care to better determine the most effective regimen for the patient.

Source :-The 30 Most Innovative Companies to Watch 2018

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