ALLSCRIPTS EHR OVERVIEW
A publicly traded company, Allscripts EHR has grown over the past 30 years from an electronic prescribing company to a leader in population health and precision medicine.
With an open platform, Allscripts boasts, “Our extensive footprint and comprehensive portfolio of solutions, services and support meet you, and your team, where it matters most.”
WHO USES ALLSCRIPTS?
A global company, Allscripts has “180,000 physicians across approximately 45,000 ambulatory facilities, 2,500 hospitals and 17,000 post-acute organizations.”
Allscripts offers a few EHR solutions based on care settings:
- Professional EHR for small to mid-sized practices
- TouchWorks EHR for large, multi-specialty practices
- Sunrise Acute Care EHR for hospitals and health systems
Their business model has allowed them to scale successfully and they promote that, “Today, Allscripts solutions have more apps, more certified partners and more users than any other vendor – nearly one billion data interactions in 2016 alone – and the number continues to grow.”
ALLSCRIPTS EHR FEATURES
Allscripts is not a fly-by-night EHR start-up, they have history and experience on their side. With a suite of products and an application store, Allscripts can help your practice meet its needs and requirements. There are several EHR options available but generally speaking they have similar benefits and features, such as:
- Open platform
- Mobile access
- Electronic Prescribing with Allscripts ePrescribe
- Connect with Payerpath and other core financial solutions
- Sophisticated workflows that streamline administrative duties
- FollowMyHealth patient engagement solution available
DOES ALLSCRIPTS OFFER PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS?
Together, Allscripts Practice Management and Allscripts Payerpath provide a complete tool kit to medical practices to be more efficient and productive, and help drive costs down.
Also, they have innovative third party applications in their application store to complement their solution.
DOES ALLSCRIPTS OFFER AN EHR FOR SPECIALTY PRACTICES?
Allscripts does not heavily promote their EHR for medical specialties, but they do state that they serve specialty practices of all sizes.
They specifically call out that the Allscripts TouchWorks EHR is “for large, multip-specialty physician practices”.
Lastly, Touchworks EHR Allscripts Prenatal is available as a cloud-based solution for maternity care.
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING AND SUPPORT DOES ALLSCRIPTS OFFER?
Through a client support portal called Allscripts Central where customers can access ClientConnect and the Learning Center full of “all-access” resources. ClientConnect is a knowledge sharing community where you can collaborate with other practices. And of course they share direct service lines to call for troubleshooting.
In addition, there is thorough support and training available as part of Allscripts overall offerings, but much of it appears to be baked into their package.
IS ALLSCRIPTS EHR MEANINGFUL USE CERTIFIED?
It is worth noting that Allscripts provides the complete 2014 certified EHR technology, but their customers must pay for an additional cost for the Meaningful Use package which is typically subscription based.
WHAT DOES ALLSCRIPTS TOUT AS THEIR VALUE PROPOSITION?
Allscripts promotes its Open platform touting “Building Open, connected communities of health.” They were the first in the EHR industry to introduce the Open concept in 2007 and continue to push to be the front runner.
With integration being a key focus, Allscripts EHR provides a Developers Program to provide access to everything a developer would need to develop a healthcare application.
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Information from www.allscripts.com