Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is a publicly traded American company that provides physician practices, hospitals, and other healthcare providers with practice management and electronic health record technology, including electronic prescribing, care management, and revenue cycle software. Allscripts was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with key operations also located in Burlington, Vermont and Raleigh, North Carolina.
In 2008, Allscripts was merged with the healthcare systems operations of rival Misys, which was founded in 1979. In 2010, Allscripts-Misys merged with another major healthcare information technology competitor, Eclipsys.
Medic Computer Systems was founded in 1982 and later began offering practice management solutions to physician practices. The company was acquired by Misys Group in November 1997 and became Misys Physician Systems in 2002. Later in 2002, the company entered the home health and hospice information technology markets through the acquisition of Home Care Information Systems. In 2005, the company became Misys Healthcare Systems and, that same year, acquired Payerpath to bolster its practice management and revenue cycle management offerings.
Eclipsys was founded in 1995 by Harvey Wilson. In 2008, Eclipsys acquired physician practice management software company MediNotes. In 2010, Eclipsys announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft, in which the companies will share technology and promote healthcare information technology interoperability.