Allscripts introduces Avenel, a machine learning-powered EHR

Allscripts is launching the industry's first EHR equipped with machine learning, dubbed Avenel, the vendor announced March 6 at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference.

Avenel is a mobile-first, cloud-based solution hosted on Microsoft's cloud, Azure. Avenel creates a communitywide shared patient record and deploys machine learning to streamline clinical documentation, getting "smarter with every use."

"This new solution is not simply an iteration of legacy systems," said Jim Hewitt, executive vice president of solutions development for Allscripts. "It is an entirely new approach to the EHR. Our objective with Avenel is to get the technology out of the way, so clinicians can focus on the patient."

The new EHR integrates clinicians' treatment patterns and automatically cues up their preferences to ease documentation and decision making. Avenel produces a secure, shared record to improve care coordination across the continuum, and it features analytics at both the patient and population level.

"We wanted to create a solution that drove a stake into the heart of clinicians' frustrations about EHRs," added Allscripts CEO Paul Black. "We spent a great deal of time meeting with clients and industry leaders to better understand why providers have been so unhappy with the first wave of EHRs. They want technology that works like they work, and thinks like they think."

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