Back in January of 2010 this article was out with the two companies collaborating on e-prescribing so what did Allscripts do, edge out eClincalWorks with a corporate package deal?  I don’t know that’s what occurred but it’s pretty accurate about 85% of the time today with mergers and acquisitions in healthcareeClinical Works is an excellent EHR that is both web and client based and is used all over the US is connects with most hospital medical record systems and they have a big base of business but they are not a “corporate conglomerate” looking to feed hungry shareholders either. 

CVS and AllScripts Collaborating on E-Prescribing – Minute Clinics Get Joint Commission Accreditation Award

We also have Humana in here hawking some software services too for consumers so they can get some data.  I do wonder what CVS makes on selling data as the Walgreens SEC statement for 2010 said they made just under $800 million on selling data, that’s a lot of money. 

Humana and CVS Minute Clinics Partner To Add More Services for Members such as Life Synch and InnoPsych

You can see that eClinical Works is even sold in Sam’s Club for a simple pre-configured system.   

HealthVault Connects with eClinicalWorks EHR, NextGen EHR/EMR Systems and more…Shop Wal-Mart (Sam’s Club) in the Spring

It just kind of looks like 2 big conglomerates that have shareholders here jumping in together and again the medium and smaller companies have no shot here.  Allscripts of course has been a merger and acquisition game too over the years and almost at it during 2008 with the crash.   This merger action took place in June of 2010.  BD 

Misys Sells Allscripts Shares to Enable Eclipsys Merger – Medical Records

CHICAGO and WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic, the leading retail health clinic in the United States, will transition from its existing, proprietary Electronic Medical Record system to the AllscriptsMyWay Electronic Health Record. This transition will assist MinuteClinic in its mission of delivering high quality accessible medical care in hundreds of retail clinics across the United States.

"MinuteClinic is partnering with Allscripts to assure that we are utilizing the most advanced electronic health record platform in the market," said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark. "This will help support our nurse practitioners and physician assistants in continuing to meet and exceed the high standards we have set for quality and adherence to practice guidelines."


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