EMR Rollout Update #10:
EMR Phase-in Pace Not Phased by Allscripts Merger
The mid-October merger of Allscripts with Misys Healthcare will not in any way slow the pace of the on-schedule departmental phase-in of JUP’s EMR.
While the new company will retain the Allscripts brand name to reinforce a seamless market presence, the merger resulted in a substantially increased client base that includes150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals, and 6,000 post-acute facilities and homecare agencies.
JUP EMR project management views the Allscripts merger as good news. “Anytime you work with a vendor who has insights from a broad base of physicians that presents an opportunity for clients to benefit from the product development that this representation provides” said Dr. George Valko, Gustave and Valla Amsterdam Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Physician Advocate of JUP’s EMR Team.
Describing his vision of how his company can make a positive impact on healthcare, AllscriptsMisys Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman said, “You have our commitment to drive safe and secure sharing of information . . . interoperability with every healthcare stakeholder . . . between physicians, their patients, pharmacies, labs, hospitals, long-term care and home health providers, as well as between our own products and even our competitors. This has to happen to improve healthcare and we will lead the way in ensuring that it does.”