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Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
S&P 400 Component
Industry Information Technology
Founded 1982 (as Medic Computer Systems)
1986 (as Allscripts)
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois
Key people
Paul M. Black (CEO)
Products [1]Analytics and Insights
[2]Care Coordination
[5]Patient Engagement
Revenue Increase US$1.81 Billion (FY 2017) [6]
Increase US$59.8 Million (FY 2016) [6]
Decrease US$-25.7 Million (FY 2016) [6]
Total assets Increase US$3.832 Billion (FY 2016) [6]
Total equity Decrease US$1.232 Billion (FY 2016') [6]
Number of employees
7,500 (2016)[6]

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (MDRX-NASDAQ) is a publicly traded American company that provides physician practices, hospitals, and other healthcare providers with practice management and electronic health record technology. Allscripts also provides solutions for patient engagement and care coordination, as well as financial and analytics technology. The company has more than 180,000 physician users and has solutions in 2,700 hospitals and 13,000 extended care organizations.[7]

Allscripts was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. An additional key operations office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.[8]

In 2008, Allscripts merged with the healthcare systems operations of rival, Misys.[9] In 2010, Allscripts-Misys merged with another major healthcare information technology competitor, Eclipsys. In March 2013, Allscripts acquired dbMotion, Ltd., a supplier of community health solutions and Jardogs LLC, a patient engagement solution provider, both privately held.[10]

MyWay Complications[edit]

In October 2012, Allscripts announced plans to discontinue their small practice software, MyWay. The solution fell short of meeting federal requirements for EHR incentives and some practices experienced issues after implementing the software. Allscripts offered a free upgrade to their Professional Suites platform as well as training for the new platform.[11][12]

In December 2012, four physician practices brought about a class-action suit against Allscripts due to selling the “buggy” MyWay EHR and later discontinuing it. It is believed to be a first-of-its-kind case. The parties reached a joint settlement agreement that received final approval from the trial court judge.[13][14] With this first lawsuit of this nature it has become a reference for future cases in this industry.[15]

Eclipsys Merger[edit]

Allscripts and Eclipsys merged in June 2010 to form one company, creating the industry's largest network of clients on one product platform, resulting in a single patient record.[16]

Allscripts is set to pay nearly $9.75 million to the proposed class to settle claims of securities fraud, after the company allegedly overstated its ability to integrate its Microsoft.NET and SQL Server with those of Eclipsys following their $1.3 billion merger.[17]


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