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Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Type Public
Industry healthcare information technology
Founded 1982 (as Medic Computer Systems)
1986 (as Allscripts)
2008 (as Allscripts)
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois
Key people Paul M. Black,
chief executive officer and president
Products electronic health records
practice management
electronic prescribing
care coordination
revenue cycle management
healthcare analytics
patient portals
Revenue Increase US$1463.1 Million (FY 2012) [1]
Operating income Increase US$13.3 Million (FY 2012) [2]
Total assets Decrease US$2.3845 Billion (FY 2012) [3]
Total equity Decrease US$1.2843 Billion (FY 2012) [3]
Employees 7000+

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is a publicly traded American company that provides physician practices, hospitals, and other healthcare providers with practice management and electronic health record technology, including electronic prescribing, care management,[4] and revenue cycle software. Allscripts was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with key operations also located in Raleigh, North Carolina.[5] and Atlanta, Georgia

In 2008, Allscripts was merged with the healthcare systems operations of rival Misys, which was founded in 1979.[6] In 2010, Allscripts-Misys merged with another major healthcare information technology competitor, Eclipsys. In March 2013, Allscripts acquired dbMotion, Ltd., a supplier of community health solutions and Jardogs LLC, a patient engagement solution provider, both privately held.[7]

The Allscripts Enterprise EHR makes wide use of the GE/IDX Centricity framework for healthcare applications. Users are first authenticated through the framework, and then to the EHR application itself.[8] In addition, the Allscripts EHR uses IDX connectR as its native interface mapping and translation utility.[8] Rather than a single database, the Enterprise EHR makes use of 10+ databases working together on the same server.


Allscripts began in 1986 as a medications management company. In 1997, the company began focusing on information technology, and in 1998 launched an electronic prescribing solution for physicians. In the following years, Allscripts acquired a series of ambulatory electronic medical record companies.[9]

Medic Computer Systems was founded in 1982 and later began offering practice management solutions to physician practices. The company was acquired by Misys Group in November 1997 and became Misys Physician Systems in 2002. Later in 2002, the company entered the home health and hospice information technology markets through the acquisition of Home Care Information Systems. In 2005, the company became Misys Healthcare Systems and, that same year, acquired Payerpath to bolster its practice management and revenue cycle management offerings.[10]

Eclipsys was founded in 1995 by Harvey Wilson. In 2008, Eclipsys acquired physician practice management software company MediNotes.[11] In 2010, Eclipsys announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft, in which the companies will share technology and promote healthcare information technology interoperability.[12]


  1. ^ "Fiscal Year 2012 Non-GAAP Revenue: $ 1,465 Million". 
  2. ^ "Fiscal Year 2012 Non-GAAP Operating Income: $172.6 Million". 
  3. ^ a b "Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets". 
  4. ^ [http: "Allscripts"]. TechnologyAdvice. 2014-06-10. 
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  7. ^ "Allscripts announces strategic acquisitions of dbMotion and Jardogs". 
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