Allscripts Reviews

7.2

Overall

7.2/10

Ease of Use

7.9/10

Flexibility

8.1/10

Service & Support

6.5/10

Value for the money

6.2/10

Pros

  • Open platform. Allscripts claims it is “Building open, connected communities of health”.
  • Highly functional.
  • Very easy to send prescriptions (Note: Allscripts started as an electronic prescribing company).
  • Allscripts has been around for over 30 years and has history and experience on their side.

Cons

  • A very big company, making it somewhat impersonal. Hard to reach someone at a high-level.
  • Potential for costly fees for ongoing service and upgrades.
  • Contractual obligations can make it difficult (and pricey) to ever change EHRs.
  • Numerous acquisitions can lead to fragmented service and support.

ALLSCRIPTS REVIEWS

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HOW IS ALLSCRIPTS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER EHRS?

With 30 years of experience on their side, Allscripts is a leading EHR solution. Through both internal and external (acquisitions) efforts, Allscripts has grown its portfolio suite and services into a leader in population health and precision medicine.

Allscripts also provides its clients with an application store with the latest industry solutions. From care coordination to analytics to other innovative technology applications, Allscripts can meet almost any need a small to mid-sized practice may have. And as a specialty EHR, Allscripts offers solutions for a variety of specialties.

DOES ALLSCRIPTS PRACTICE MANAGEMENT OR ALLSCRIPTS PAYERPATH INTEGRATE SEAMLESSLY WITH ALLSCRIPTS PROFESSIONAL?

Boasting an “Open platform”, Allscripts practice management and payer solutions will seamlessly integrate with Allscripts Professional (Allscripts EHR for small to mid-sized practices) to provide a complete tool kit to create efficiencies and increase productivity.

ALLSCRIPTS ACQUIRES PRACTICE FUSION

Over the past few years, Allscripts has diversified its business through acquisitions. In 2018, Allscripts acquired Practice Fusion, breaking into the smaller sized physician market. A publicly traded company, Allscripts spent $100 Million in 2018 for Practice Fusion, but then in 2019 they agree to pay a $145 Million to resolve potential liability as it relates to a Department of Justice investigation into their business practices. Practice Fusion had been under investigation prior to the Allscripts acquisition for federal anti-kickback laws and for its ONC certification and compliance with HIPAA.*

Once a free EHR, Practice Fusion now charges physicians for use of its EHR.

ALLSCRIPTS TAKES ON BIG DATA

They also have a business unit called Veradigm that helps broaden their reach in the healthcare space. Allscripts says, “Veradigm currently offers HealthInsights, the largest deidentified EHR database available for life sciences research (~150m patients) that has been linked to integrated claims for certain research studies. In addition, Veradigm collaborates with healthcare providers to implement point-of-care research programs, engaging patients and prospectively collecting additional data using Allscripts EHR platforms.**”

ALLSCRIPTS PROS AND CONS

In addition to the Allscripts reviews above, we summed up the pros and cons:

Main Pros

  • Open platform. Allscripts claims it is “Building open, connected communities of health”.
  • Highly functional.
  • Very easy to send prescriptions (Note: Allscripts started as an electronic prescribing company).
  • Allscripts has been around for over 30 years and has history and experience on their side.

Main Cons

  • A very big company, making it somewhat impersonal. Hard to reach someone at a high-level.
  • Potential for costly fees for ongoing service and upgrades.
  • Contractual obligations can make it difficult (and pricey) to ever change EHRs.
  • Numerous acquisitions can lead to fragmented service and support.

For more information on Allscripts:

For more information on Practice Fusion.

Insights and information from www.allscripts.com and crowd sourced.

* https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/allscripts-pays-145-million-settle-practice-fusion-civil-and-criminal-investigation

** https://www.allscripts.com/newsroom/veradigm-health-joins-harvard-pilgrim-to-develop-next-phase-of-fdas-sentinel-system/