– Allscripts and Northwell inks agreement to jointly develop and pilot a new cloud-based, voice-enabled, AI-driven EHR platform.
– The next-gen EHR platform will optimize the user experience and enhance the delivery of care to improve the experience for both clinicians and patients alike.
Northwell, the largest health system in the New York state, today announced an agreement with Allscripts to create a cloud-based, voice-enabled, and artificial intelligence (AI) driven electronic health record (EHR) platform. The next-generation platform will be designed and tested utilizing input from Northwell clinicians, IT staff, and administrators. The aim of the strategic partnership is to deploy the new EHR platform systemwide.
Next-Gen EHR Development
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 be designed to optimize the user experience and enhance the delivery of care to improve the experience for both clinicians and patients alike.
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.
Impact of Joint Development Partnership
“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 the knowledge to provide exceptional care to our patients.”
In 2009, Northwell Health invested over $400M in Allscripts across 13 hospitals and 7,000 affiliated physicians in New York City and Long Island.