6 things Allscripts has done in the past 90 days

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Over the past three months, Allscripts has inked partnerships with several healthcare providers to develop health IT software and sold off some of its own businesses in multimillion and a billion-dollar deal. 

Here are six updates from the Chicago-based EHR vendor since August:

1. Allscripts partnered with health IT firm MicroHealth in August to transition the U.S. Department of State's global medical health units to a could-based EHR system.

2. On Aug. 10, Allscripts welcomed Carol Zierhoffer, senior vice president and global CIO of Bechtel engineering and construction company, to its board of directors. Ms. Zierhoffer serves as a member of the board's audit committee.

3. Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel, tapped Allscripts in August to provide and develop health IT software and solutions across its ARC Innovation Center in Chicago.

4. Allscripts has contracted with 18 new physician practices for ambulatory and population health software in 2020, including Family Medical Associates of Raleigh (N.C.); Urology Centers of Alabama in Birmingham; and AllCare Health in Grants Pass, Ore.

5. On Oct. 13, Allscripts announced it formed an agreement to sell its care coordination company CarePort Health to home health software provider WellSky for $1.35 billion. CarePort provides post-acute outcomes management software to hospitals and ACOs and is included in Allscripts' data, analytics and care coordination reporting segment.

6. Strata Decision Technology completed its $365 million acquisition of Epsi, Allscripts' healthcare decision analytics and budgeting business on Oct. 15. Epsi provides financial decision support and planning tools for hospitals and health systems while Strata offers a cloud-based financial analytics platform for healthcare financial planning and decision support. 

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