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Top 3 headlines from HIMSS 2017

HIMSS 2017, the largest industry event in the U.S., drew more than 42,000 healthcare IT professionals to Orlando, Florida, last week. After hundreds of conversations with clients, partners and colleagues, we’re even more energized to achieve our vision of building open, connected communities of health.

Our booth was a hive of activity, and people are responding enthusiastically to our strategy. Of the many phenomenal insights and events during the week, there are three major highlights that bear repeating:

1)     2bPrecise is generally available

Allscripts announced the general availability of 2bPrecise, our precision medicine platform. 2bPrecise delivers actionable clinical-genomic insights to physicians at the point of care. The National Institutes of Health and Holston Medical Group are early adopters.

Until now, integration of genomic data with electronic health record (EHR) workflows has been sorely lacking. Clinicians attending a HIMSS lecture by 2bPrecise Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joel Diamond identified it as the primary barrier to more widespread use of genomic data in treatment for everything from cancer to cardiovascular disease.


2)     Leading the change with interoperability

Interoperability continues to be a major focus for the industry. While many companies talk about connectivity, Allscripts offers a truly open approach and several tangible proof points. For example:

Through our dbMotion™ Solution, we interoperate with nearly 500 distinct companies. We enable providers to integrate data from disparate systems and present harmonized, actionable information within the clinician’s workflow. We’re breaking down barriers between technologies and care settings for more comprehensive, coordinated care.

Allscripts open ecosystem has enabled 2 billion data shares, leading the way for innovation, data exchange and connectivity. We have the largest documented use of modern Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) in health care. Our application store offers 170 certified applications and devices, all to help facilitate connected care communities.

Clients are using APIs in creative ways to address real clinical challenges, such as Northwell Health’s efforts to deliver multimodal notifications and NewYork-Presbyterian’s multiple integration projects.

 3)     Solutions earn top honors from Black Book™ Rankings

Allscripts leaders accepted official awards from Black Book Rankings during HIMSS. Allscripts earned top honors in Inpatient EHR, Population Health, Ambulatory EHR and Interoperability HIE.

Black Book’s comprehensive, transparent methodology is crowd-sourced and represents a broad spectrum of users. Survey responses go through both internal and external audits, ensuring completeness, accuracy and validity. (For advice on how to evaluate Health IT rankings, read 6 questions to ask about EHR rating methodologies).

Our momentum has been accelerating, and these highlights demonstrate real progress. Allscripts solutions are enabling smarter care, delivered with greater precision, for healthier patients, populations and communities. Thanks to everyone who helped make HIMSS 2017 a success.

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