Northwell, Allscripts to jointly develop next-gen electronic health record

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health system, and Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) today announced an innovative agreement to create the next-generation electronic health record (EHR). The cloud-based, voice-enabled, artificial intelligence-based EHR will be designed and tested using input from Northwell clinicians, information technology experts and administrators with the goal of ultimately deploying it systemwide.

Chicago, IL-based Allscripts, which specializes in connecting consumers with healthcare providers and payment solutions, will provide the development and systems integration expertise to build the new and improved EHR. The product will optimize the user experience and enhance the delivery of care to improve the experience for both clinicians and patients alike.

“We are excited about the possibilities that this alliance with Allscripts will generate,” said Michael J. Dowling, Northwell Health’s president and chief executive officer. “Coupling Allscripts’ technology expertise with Northwell’s clinical and operational strengths will enable us to create a dynamic, patient-facing tool that will arm clinicians with knowledge to provide exceptional care to our patients.”

Allscripts and Northwell will jointly develop and pilot the new EHR while continuing to support and enhance Allscripts Sunrise™, the EHR platform currently in use at the 19 Northwell hospitals and Allscripts Touchworks™, currently in use at more than 750 outpatient practices that Northwell owns and operates throughout the New York area. Northwell has been using Allscripts’ EHR since 2009 to advance the automation of inpatient and outpatient records in all medical settings across the health system.

“Allscripts partnership with Northwell Health has been successful for many years and, together, we are positioned to develop and launch the electronic health record of tomorrow,” said Paul Black, Allscripts Chief Executive Officer. “By focusing on the needs of both clinicians and patients, this innovative collaboration will help lead the healthcare IT industry into the future.”

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 70,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations. To learn more, visit, Twitter, YouTube and The Allscripts Blog.


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