CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) announced the winners of the Open App Challenge this morning as part of the kickoff of the 2013 Allscripts Client Experience (ACE). The Challenge launched late in 2012 and the Phase 1 award recipients were announced earlier this year at HIMSS13 in New Orleans.
More than 98 developers answered the call to "Start a Revolution" by creating innovative applications that integrate directly with Allscripts Open Electronic Health Records (EHR) software.
Winning the grand prize of the Allscripts Open App Challenge, is Healthfinch, a company whose mission is to help increase quality and productivity by reducing non-reimbursable physician time and wasted staff time to zero. The winning Healthfinch Refillwizard application is on its way to achieving this mission by providing a solution that automates prescription renewal requests.
"A Connected Community of Health is powered by an Open environment that enables us all to work collaboratively to apply the best thinking and the most advanced technologies to enhance patient care," said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "The winners of the Open App Challenge have put this innovation into practice at client sites, clearly demonstrating the benefits of an Open, Connected Community of Health."
Two companies received the second place award. The first is ePREOP, which provides scheduling and authorization tools. These tools may help decrease unnecessary testing, enhance patient engagement, screen for high-risk conditions, and also enhance clinical decision support and discrete data transfer services between various health records in preparation for surgery. Also in second place is Keona Health, with an application that helps reduce time spent on unreimbursed medical phone calls, which may allow practices to see more patients and increase revenue.
Another two solutions came in as third place winners. The first is the Genelex YouScript® application, which provides tools to evaluate overall adverse drug event risk, identify at-risk patients, and recommend safer, more effective drug regimens so prescribers can work to improve drug treatment outcomes. The second is eDoc4u, with a solution that captures patient health risk assessments, delivers evidence-based clinical analysis and risk summaries at point-of-care, and creates personalized health programs, while identifying gaps in care and managing outreach.
Judges for Phase 2 included:
- Dr. Mark Blatt, worldwide medical director, Intel
- Dr. Lennox Hoyte, MSEECS, chief medical information officer, University of South Florida Physicians Group
- Timathie Leslie, vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Bill Spooner, chief information officer, Sharp HealthCare
- Dr. Jeffrey L. Sunshine, vice president and chief medical information officer, University Hospitals
Allscripts Application Store In addition to announcing its Challenge winner and runners up, Allscripts also introduced its Allscripts Application Store this morning. The Allscripts Application Store is an innovation marketplace, connecting clients quickly with third-party applications that may help them increase productivity, deliver higher-quality, more personalized care, integrate devices and much more. Allscripts clients, not locked into one HCIT software supplier, can tap into the energy of the industry's most innovative Healthcare IT developers now harnessing the power of Allscripts open platforms.
There are more than 30 applications and integrated solutions available in the store today ranging from solutions that help manage high-cost chronic conditions to solutions designed to reduce hospital readmission rates and those focused on increasing caregiver productivity and much more. For more information visit http://store.allscripts.com.
About Allscripts Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health™ for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.
About Allscripts Developer Program (ADP)
The Allscripts Developer Program enables outside developers to build innovations and integrate devices for Allscripts Clients that are compatible with our clinical Electronic Health Records. All applications are available for clients to initiate a purchase on the Allscripts Application Store. Companies interested in applying for the ADP can start the application process here.
About Health 2.0
Health 2.0--The conference. The media network. The Innovation Community. The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge technologies in health care, including Online Communities, Search and lightweight Tools for consumers to manage their health and connect to providers online. The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge is a series of prize competitions promoting health technology innovation. Health 2.0 also has its own media channels, Health 2.0 News and Health 2.0 TV; its own market intelligence service, Health 2.0 Advisors; and also sponsors the Health 2.0 Accelerator industry consortium. Health 2.0 was founded by Indu Subaiya & Matthew Holt in 2007 and is now a community of hundreds of organizations and thousands of innovators. For more information, see www.health2con.com.
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