ACS, A Xerox Company, Signs $500M Contract with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions to Support Electronic Medical Records

ACS, A Xerox Company, signed a $500 million, 10-year agreement with Allscripts to provide hosted IT services for healthcare providers using Allscripts’ Sunrise Enterprise suite to support EHRs.

The agreement allows Allscripts to stay focused on developing new services to help connect providers and patient information, and help clients operate more efficiently and deliver better patient care, by relying on ACS’ industry and IT expertise. It is the first relationship of this scale ACS has entered into, and it speaks to increased interest from hospitals for ongoing application management solutions from a technology partner.

Under the agreement, ACS will support clinical and EHR technology applications for the 96 providers using remote hosting services as part of their contract with Allscripts.

DALLAS, April 2011 – Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX), signed a $500 million, 10-year agreement with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. to provide hosted information technology (IT) services for healthcare providers using Allscripts’ Sunrise Enterprise suite to support electronic health records (EHRs).

This relationship allows Allscripts to stay focused on developing new services to connect providers and patient information, while using ACS’ expertise in healthcare application hosting to help providers operate more efficiently and deliver better patient care.

Under the agreement, ACS will support clinical and EHR technology applications for the 96 providers using remote hosting services as part of their contract with Allscripts.

“More hospitals are turning to hosted patient records systems to keep it simple – use our industry and IT expertise to help adapt to new regulations and new services – while they keep their focus on patient care,” said Chad Harris, executive vice president and group president, ACS Healthcare Provider and IT Applications Solutions.

Other services Allscripts is turning to Xerox for include comprehensive data center and hosting operations spanning mainframe, server, storage, back up, recovery, network, and cross functional support.

About Allscripts

Allscripts provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company’s clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health(TM). To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com,Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About Xerox
Xerox Corporation is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business.  Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. Through ACS, A Xerox Company, which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide.  The 134,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries.  For more information, visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com, http://www.realbusiness.com or http://www.acs-inc.com.

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