We saw WalMart enter the market and the move appears to be trending with other companies becoming distributors of electronic medical records, although Cardinal Health is a medical company which has been around for a number of years. We could start seeing other company alliances in this area as time moves forward. BD
Cardinal Health Inc. will resell the Allscripts MyWay Electronic Health Records software to solo and small physician practices.
Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health is a major distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. Consequently, the alliance gives Chicago-based Allscripts a significant new channel into physician offices looking to adopt EHRs to qualify for financial incentives under the economic stimulus law.