Allscripts CFO Rick Poulton responds to a local news article that calls Allscripts a struggling EHR company and a poor example to smaller health IT startups in the Chicago area. Poulton cites the 2010, $1.35 billion Eclipsys acquisition as well as “a lot of self-inflicted wounds in 2011 and 2012 that we’re still digging out from” as the source of the company’s problems, but defends the more recent decisions and trajectory.
LexisNexis announces the acquisition of Enclarity, which collects billing and quality data for US providers that will be added to the LexisNexis clinical analytics platform.
Former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman will partner with Chicago entrepreneur Brad Keywell to form health IT company Zest Health, which will offer a consumer-oriented mobile health app and an employer-oriented benefits manager.
Vonlay publishes a guide to the 2013 Epic User Group Meeting being held this week in Verona, WI.