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Live from ACE 15: What’s next for Allscripts

This is a big week for Allscripts. We announced record-setting second-quarter financial results, and we kicked off the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE), our annual user group meeting. More than 2,200 clients are gathered in Boston to connect, learn and innovate. As a Connected Community of HealthTM, we have much to celebrate as we look ahead. In my opening address, I shared three primary ways we’re laser-focused on a successful future for our clients: 1) Ready for value-based care The industry shift from fee-for-service to value-based-care financial models continues. Healthcare organizations are at various stages in this evolution, and many of them have one foot in each world. What will continue to be increasingly important are referral patterns for patients. Healthcare organizations need to be able to drill into the data to understand “leakage” – when patients leave their system for […]

Precision medicine is a game changer for patients and caregivers. It enables clinicians to personalize care plans and treatment protocols for each individual patient, and not take a one-size-fits-all approach. One of the next big opportunities for healthcare technology is to find ways to apply genomic and proteomic information to improve patient care. Even though the human genome project concluded about 14 years ago, we’re still not using broad-scale, genomic-based decisions and protocols in health care today. Why not? Because genome sequencing has traditionally been expensive, incomplete and time-consuming.  Perhaps the biggest problem for clinicians was deriving meaning from about 3 billion base pairs of proteins found in the human genome. In addition, that meaning, once derived, has not been available to them in their clinical workflows. But that’s changing, thanks to significant advances in technology and computing power, which […]