The merger comes amid renewed scrutiny mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare sector.
Phil Pead, chairman of Allscripts and the former CEO of Eclipsys, said the merger creates an attractive product as the healthcare industry prepares for the $30 billion in federal funding for HIT implementation. "There is a level of excitement from both the market and from our clients that we are now positioned to make the connected community of health a reality for providers and patients," Pead said.
The new company will also offer:
- A portfolio of systems for hospitals including Sunrise Acute Care, used by hospitals with more than 200 beds; the Helios line of connectivity systems; the Enterprise Performance Management system; and the Allscripts Care Management and discharge management systems.
- Physician practices software of all sizes, including Electronic Health Record, ePrescribing, Practice Management and Revenue Cycle.
- Post-acute care systems for skilled nursing facilities, homecare agencies and other extended care organizations for electronic patient referrals from hospitals.
- A platform that uses Microsoft.NET and other technologies to integrate hospital and physician practice data.
- An "open architecture" approach that simplifies connections to third-party applications across care setting, providing a single patient record.
John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.