Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, commonly referred to as simply Allscripts, was originally founded in 1982 under the name Medic Computer Systems by Glen Tullman. The name was changed in 1986 to Allscripts.
The company provides doctors in private practice, hospitals, and similar healthcare providers with practice management and ERH (electronic health record) technology. Allscripts also provides solutions for patient engagement and care coordination, as well as financial and analytics technology.
The company went public on the NASDAQ in 1999 and can be found under the ticker symbol: MDRX
In 2008, the company merged with competitor Misys. In 2010, Allscripts-Misys merged with Eclypsys.
In March of 2013, Allscripts acquired dbMotion, a supplier of community health solutions and Jardogs LLC, a patient engagement solution provider.
Allscripts is set to pay nearly $9.75 million to the proposed class to settle claims of securities fraud after the company allegedly overstated its ability to integrate its Microsoft.NET and SQL Server with those of Eclipsys following their $1.3 billion merger.
Company headquarters are located in Chicago, Illinois, with a satellite office in Raleigh, North Carolina.