The deal will see Allscripts offer the Paragon integrated EHR for smaller hospitals
[Chicago, US] The number of institutions that have deployed an Allscripts EHR system will double after the company acquires McKesson’s Enterprise Information Solutions, it was announced last week.
Allscripts, one of the world’s leading healthcare technology companies, is set to acquire the McKesson portfolio early in Q4 of 2017, in a deal said to be worth $185m (more than £140m).
The acquisition will see Allscripts include a set of clinical and financial solutions that support delivery of care, including the Paragon EHR system.
Allscripts’ Sunrise EHR will remain the primary offering for larger, more complex hospitals, but the company said it would continue investing in Paragon as an integrated EHR solution for smaller organisations.
An Allscripts representative told BJ-HC the deal will not affect McKesson’s UK clients as none of them use products from the Enterprise Information Solutions portfolio.
“Adding these assets to Allscripts existing portfolio enables us to better serve our clients, increase our scale and further drive our investment in innovation,” said Paul M Black, Allscripts CEO, in a statement.
“The healthcare IT market remains highly fragmented. Today’s announcement is a proactive and strategic measure to maintain Allscripts long-term leadership and position Allscripts for continued growth,” he added.