Allscripts, Eclipsys complete merger

By Mike Miliard
10:59 AM

Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman celebrated the launch of the newly-combined company today by presiding over the NASDAQ opening bell.

The merger of Allscripts with Eclipsys will help connect 180,000 physicians, 1,500 hospitals and 10,000 post-acute organizations, making the new company better positioned to address the serious lack of information connectivity across healthcare.

“Our vision is to create a connected community of health to put the right information in the hands of all stakeholders at the right time, empowering them to deliver world-class outcomes, for both their patients and their organizations,” said Tullman.

By connecting physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to vital, real-time information provided by its own and third-party systems, Allscripts also will have the unique ability to deliver a single patient record available at any time to providers across care settings. As a result, providers are empowered to make more informed care decisions, work as a more efficient care team, and deliver world-class outcomes.

“No company has a larger footprint in healthcare, crossing the entire spectrum of provider organizations from hospitals to physicians to nursing homes, home care agencies and other post-acute providers,” Tullman added. “Allscripts is making it easy for providers to collaborate. We think the result will be what we all want: better care delivered more cost effectively.”

“With the opportunity to qualify for ARRA funding just months away, we expect that more hospitals and physicians will look to Allscripts as the electronic health record company best able to connect them to the entire community of care,” said Phil Pead,  chairman of the board of Allscripts, and the former CEO of Eclipsys. “There is a level of excitement from both the market and from our clients that we are now positioned to make the connected community of health a reality for providers and patients.”