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My first 100 days as Allscripts CEO

I’ve been hitting the road hard to learn from clients and teammates who are making a real difference in this industry. Their passion for health care is inspirational. Allscripts continues to lead the charge toward our vision of an Open, Connected Community of Health™.  We’ve complemented our portfolio by acquiring important additions, dbMotion and Jardogs, and by becoming a founding member of the CommonWell Health Alliance. And we’re steadily marching toward being the first to deliver a community solutions model.  A model where analytics and outcomes will transform health care. Where patients can own more of their care decisions. Leading a transformation in health care After logging tens of thousands of miles to meet with folks, I’m hearing loud and clear that clients resonate with our Open approach. They know we “get it,” as we build out our solutions architecture […]

Last week, five health IT vendors came together to announce the CommonWell Health Alliance, a nonprofit focused on developing a national secure network and standards that will: 1. Unambiguously identify patients 2. Provide a national, secure record locator service. For treatment purposes, providers can know where a patient’s records are located. 3. Enable peer-to-peer sharing of patient records requested via a targeted (or directed) query 4. Enable patients and consumers to withhold consent / authorization for participation in the network Unambiguous patient identity matters In banking, without certainty about identity, ATM machines would not give out cash.  And in healthcare without certainty about identity, physicians are working with one hand tied behind their backs. This problem will never be solved by the Feds. In fact, Congress has restricted any spending on it by the government at all.  Industry working together […]

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Top 5 Headlines from HIMSS 2013

  • Stephanie Kowalski
  • 03/07/2013
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  We always share news from the HIMSS annual conference, but this year was one for big announcements. Here’s what we did at the show to further our vision of a Connected Community of HealthTM: 1. Grew the Allscripts family with two strategic acquisitions Welcome to the family, dbMotion and Jardogs.  These two leading healthcare technology companies will help provide solutions that enable our clients to address some of their biggest challenges: population health management, interoperability and consumer engagement. Reaction to these acquisitions from investors, clients and media has been overwhelmingly positive. One analyst remarked that acquiring two familiar assets will help Allscripts, with dbMotion’s installed base in particular already executing on our connected community strategy. 2. Co-Founded an industry partnership We’re a founding member of the CommonWell Health Alliance, a not-for-profit that supports universal access to healthcare data. It’s an association […]