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Military EHR bid deadline extended for $11B contract

By Joseph Conn  |  October 16, 2014

Electronic health-record systems developers and information technology systems integrators not already in the hunt for what could be an $11 billion contract have only a week to put their bids together. At stake is a 10-year contract to provide a replacement EHR for the Defense Department's Military...

Some EHR vendors tweak systems to cope with Ebola

By Darius Tahir  |  October 08, 2014

Epic Systems Corp., the large electronic health-record system vendor, said Wednesday that it held a conference call with its clients so they could share best practices concerning the Ebola virus.

Allscripts, Citra agree to tout each other's wares

By Joseph Conn  |  September 24, 2014

Chicago-based electronic health-record system developer Allscripts and Jacksonville, Fla.-based Citra Health, a provider of consulting services and technologies for provider and payer organizations, have entered into a cross-marketing agreement, the companies announced Tuesday.

Allscripts, Netsmart collaborate on EHR interoperability

Allscripts, Netsmart collaborate on EHR interoperability

By Joseph Conn  |  August 14, 2014

As the island that once was behavioral health is drawn closer to the mainland of the U.S. healthcare system, thanks to healthcare payment reform, health information technology companies that serve both types of providers are also coming together in a variety of ways.

Allscripts users hear financial, population health pep talks

Allscripts users hear financial, population health pep talks

By Joseph Conn  |  August 13, 2014

Allscripts CEO Paul Black, speaking Wednesday at the company's annual user conference, pivoted between assuring clients of the company's fiscal health and highlighting its focus on providers' needs for products geared toward population health management.

Apple prepares Healthkit rollout amid tangled regulatory web

By Reuters  |  August 12, 2014

Apple has been discussing how its HealthKit service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health-record provider Epic Systems Corp., people familiar with the discussions said.

Allscripts posts higher revenue, smaller loss in Q2

Allscripts posts higher revenue, smaller loss in Q2

By Joseph Conn  |  August 08, 2014

Executives from electronic health-record systems developer Allscripts Healthcare Solutions head into their annual users' group meeting next week with mixed financial news. The Chicago-based company reported a second-quarter loss, but a smaller one than for the same period last year—and...

Allscripts, Cerner, Epic competing for military EHR contract

Allscripts, Cerner, Epic competing for military EHR contract

By Joseph Conn  |  June 28, 2014

Three major developers of electronic health-record systems for hospitals have announced they are in the hunt for one of the biggest contracts in health IT history to provide a replacement EHR for the Defense Department's vast Military Health System.

Allscripts, HP, CSC plan joint bid for military EHR contract

Allscripts, HP, CSC plan joint bid for military EHR contract

By Joseph Conn  |  June 24, 2014

Defense contractor and systems integrator Computer Sciences Corp. will join with multifaceted computer services giant Hewlett-Packard and electronic health-record system developer Allscripts to bid for the estimated multibillion-dollar EHR contract with the Defense Department's Military Health...

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