Allscripts has emerged as perhaps the largest ambulatory care software provider. The company offers a range of systems for different clinical and business applications, specialties and size of organization.
Allscripts Professional is a complete ambulatory care system for medical practices. Providers and their teams use the system for electronic health records, e-prescribing, medical billing and patient scheduling. The company has developed templates for a wide range of specialties, so the system is appealing to a range of organizations. The company’s developers have emphasized that the user interface maps to physician workflows and the way that physicians think.
One of the most compelling aspects of the Allscripts Professional system is its connectivity. The system’s e-prescribing applications integrates with more than 50,000 pharmacies. Meanwhile, the company asserts that it connects to more laboratories than any other system on the market. Finally, the system offers a patient portal that allows patients to log in and access their records, appointments and billing.
Allscripts is on the forefront of compliance with current ONC-ATCB certification requirements and has achieved the requisite certifications. The company has also invested heavily in the security required to meet HIPAA requirements.
Recognizing that providers are seeking cost-effective solutions, Allscripts has created a range of pricing options, including up-front licencing and financing solutions that spread payments over time.
As a market leader, Allscripts should be evaluated by most physicians practices.