Allscripts Launches Industry’s First Machine Learning EHR

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by Angela Guess

A recent press release states, “Allscripts Healthcare Solutions unveiled its new electronic health record (EHR), Avenel™, at the annual HIMSS conference today. Mobile-first and cloud-based, Avenel creates a community-wide shared patient record, uses machine learning to reduce time for clinical documentation and is designed to work like an app instead of traditional software. ‘This new solution is not simply an iteration of legacy systems,’ said Jim Hewitt, EVP of Solutions Development for Allscripts. ‘It is an entirely new approach to the EHR. Our objective with Avenel is to get the technology out of the way, so clinicians can focus on the patient.’ Built on Microsoft Azure, Avenel streamlines workflows and “gets smarter with every use,” Hewitt noted. The solution integrates clinicians’ treatment patterns and provides reminders of preferences to facilitate faster documentation and decision making.”

The release goes on, “Avenel delivers a secure shared record for care coordination across the community, as well as actionable analytics at both the patient and population level – convenience and efficiency that ultimately enables clinicians to regain a balance between professional and personal priorities. ‘We wanted to create a solution that drove a stake into the heart of clinicians’ frustrations about EHRs,’ added Paul Black, CEO of Allscripts. ‘We spent a great deal of time meeting with clients and industry leaders to better understand why providers have been so unhappy with the first wave of EHRs. They want technology that works like they work, and thinks like they think.’ To that end, Allscripts invested significantly in the Avenel user interface, and created app-like functionality, featuring tablet-friendly swipe-and-tap navigation with easy-to-configure/customize dashboards. Clinicians reduce time dedicated to writing notes – which leads to greater efficiency and patient access.”

Read more at Globe Newswire.

Photo credit: Allscripts

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