Local medical documentation venture Shareable Ink has been named one of 15 finalists in the Allscripts Open App Challenge, a contest that will honor new applications that dovetail with Allscripts’ various software programs. More than 200 developers submitted apps that aim to improve disease management and address value-based care. Shareable Ink and the 14 other finalists competing for a $250,000 top prize and four runner-up awards worth another $350,000 combined. Their submissions are due July 14 and Allscripts execs will announce the winner in late August.
NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield has contracted with Chicago-based Allscripts for its electronic health record system. The 109-bed hospital already uses Allscripts in its emergency department and at its affiliated physician group.
"Sunrise is the last piece of the puzzle in a care continuum where we now have the three main settings of care – the hospital, the ED, and the physician's office – connected on the same vendor platform so our providers will always have access to the most critical patient information," said Randy Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of NorthCrest. "Sunrise also has the built-in analytics we need to monitor and improve our quality performance as we prepare for value-based reimbursement."
M*Modal Inc. announced Friday it has entered into a strategic reseller and development relationship with Allscripts for its speech and language understanding technology Speech Understanding.
The announcement follows Thursday’s announcement that M*Modal (formerly MedQuist Holdings) will integrate its speech recognition wares into the radiology and imaging services being marketed nationally by Merge Healthcare.
Of note, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. is headquartered in Chicago but has a major presence in Raleigh, from which many M*Modal executives are working even though the company is based in Franklin.
M*Modal provides technology involving clinical narrative capture services and clinical documentation workflow.