Allscripts’ Acquisition of Eclipsys

I’m going to be a little lazy today and just give you a couple links to the story of yesterday. I guess I get busy sometimes too. In case you missed it, the BIG news yesterday was Allscripts acquisition of Eclipsys.

I posted most of the relevant links on EMR and EHR yesterday along with some interesting user comments about the deal. Also, if you like this stuff, you’ll enjoy this lengthy analysis that was done on HISTalk about the acquisition.

Here’s my thoughts after reading the HISTalk analysis:
“After this merger, the new company will be trying to support eight EMRs systems and five practice management solutions with a sprinkling of inpatient technology”

Talk about an ugly situation. Plus, this quote doesn’t even highlight all the HIE software they’re dealing with.

I ran into a number of unhappy Misys users who were angry for Allscripts making them change. Just wait for these Allscripts resellers who are going to have to deal with the MyWay fall out.

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  • John, I am with you 100% This is just going to create more confusion and complication. I think the market for smaller Health IT companies like OA Systems will open up where now smaller companies will be able to catch the unsatisfied users and offer more of a one-on-one, personalized relationship when it comes to implementation of EHR and electronic prescribing.

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