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Veritas Capital Will Acquire Athenahealth for $5.7 Billion

Veritas Capital and Elliott Management subsidiary Evergreen Coast Capital will acquire Athenahealth for $5.7 billion.

FHIR Server for Azure: An open source project for cloud-based health solutions

Microsoft Healthcare releases an open-source project on GitHub to help developers build FHIR-based services and apps in the cloud.

Manatt Adds Prominent Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur

Healthcare venture fund expert Lisa Lisa Suennen will join Manatt Phelps & Phillips as head of its digital and technology businesses (including its healthcare consulting arm), and the firm’s venture capital fund.

Rapid Escalation of Practice Acquisitions Drives Hospital Systems to Merge Hosts of Physician Technology Platforms by 2021, Black Book Survey

Forty percent of hospital-based respondents plan to replace acquired physician practice EHR and PM systems, with Allscripts being the most recommended integrated solution.

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  1. “The results of the 2018 Black Book Integrated Ambulatory Systems including electronic health records, coding, revenue cycle management and practice management capabilities ”

    Help me understand this.

    regarding Black Books love affair with Allscripts, What product does Allscripts currently sell which is truly integrated? And deserves a #1 Ranking. Their ProEHR/ProPM/Touch work is far from that. . They require a major amount of tape, glue, voodoo and plenty of Rogain .

    Not sure about the McKesson product Paragon, That is NOT a go forward product Sunrise maybe but they can only push that onto the few clients left who are cash strapped and unfortunately are already existing clients.

    And another quarterly announcement with no mention to their AI product “Avenel”. Maybe it was a true AI product and walked out the door to greener pastures.

  2. Funny how HIT pro’s are still confused on this. I think I can help … Black Book’s vendor report cards are collections of user level scores based on satisfaction polling.

    From IT marketing experience I know they aren’t an analyst firm & they do not solicit vendor payments + vendor hand-chosen client lists prior to surveying and announcing vendor rankings. If Allscripts clients believe their products are integrated, then they are integrated! Its how their system rates.

    At Epic we were awarded several Black Book top ratings across the years. It depends on the vendor marketing management to publicize the rankings or not. There we only promote our KLAS rankings.

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