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What Is Allscripts EHR?

The healthcare industry—from hospitals to ambulatory clinics—has changed so drastically in the last 20 years that it’s nearly unrecognizable from the systems from the end of the previous century. Companies like Allscripts and their competitors are making it not just possible but also convenient for both clinicians and patients to use electronic health records (EHRs).

Allscripts is a provider of EHR solutions, including:

  • Allscripts Professional EHR
  • Allscripts Sunrise

Allscripts currently has a total of five EHR products designed for clinics and hospitals with different needs, priorities, and types of patients.

Does Allscripts Provide EMR or EHR Services?

Allscripts provides both electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) support and services. The difference between EMR and EHR isn’t always clear, but it comes down to regional parlance. Many American clinics and hospitals tend to refer to digital records as EHRs, and many British clinicians refer to them as EMRs.

Allscripts and their competitors don’t just offer ways to access records. Allscripts offers a complete suite of applications and resources that accommodate healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t matter whether a clinic uses EMRs or EHRs, Allscripts provides support for clinicians to follow along with workflows, access charts, search records and files, and more.

The software uses artificial intelligence to optimize results and improve search returns. The EHRs and EMRs from Allscripts have been recognized by the American Medical Association for user-centered design best practices.

Whether you need EMRs or EHRs, Allscripts provides holistic solutions for healthcare providers to interface with clinics, emergency rooms, lab systems, and other health departments.

What Is Allscripts Professional EHR or Allscripts Pro EHR?

Allscripts Professional EHR, also called Allscripts Pro and Allscripts Pro EHR, is a software product designed for small and medium-sized physician practices. The strength of the Allscripts Professional EHR system is in its relative simplicity compared to the more robust Allscripts Sunrise product.

Allscripts Professional EHR focuses on helping to make scheduling, efficient documentation, and accurate diagnoses easier. Allscripts Pro is designed to make connecting with other physicians, payers, and pharmacies simple and intuitive.

Allscripts Professional EHR is a software platform that provides clinics with templates for different visits, diagnoses, and patient experiences. The templates are thorough and meet most needs, plus they automatically generate according to the past needs of the patient. The templates are also easy to edit and update to better suit your exact needs.

Allscripts Pro is also a great tool to help healthcare providers meet and exceed regulatory requirements. Because Allscripts is used by and connected to so many different medical homes and health centers, its reporting system is prevalidated for many regulatory and governing agencies.

What Is Allscripts Sunrise or Allscripts SCM?

Allscripts SCM is an abbreviation for Sunrise Clinical Manager. The Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager is an EHR system built for large clinical enterprises. It’s one of Allscripts’ biggest and most robust EHR platform solutions that handle both clinical and financial data. Usually referred to as “Sunrise,” the Sunrise Clinical Manager from Allscripts can support many physicians throughout their decision-making process, as well as help administrators track financial data.

Allscripts Sunrise works from modules, which were designed for specific hospital functions. There are separate modules for pharmacy, radiology, emergency and acute care, anesthesia, and more. The modular nature of Allscripts allows it to be versatile for both specialized and general healthcare providers.

Allscripts Sunrise is a large enough solution that SCM consultants are often necessary. These healthcare and information technology adjacent professionals are trained or experienced in maintaining the underlying software and hardware requirements.

Is Allscripts a Software Application?

Yes, Allscripts is a software application—a web-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) app, to be exact. As a SaaS offering, Allscripts applications and databases are never directly installed on a local computer or server. Instead, Allscripts customers access the platform through a web browser.

What this means for the user is that applications are shared instantly, upgrades to the underlying operating system or any app happen simultaneously for all users, the number of users can easily scale up, and sharing data is very fast.

The hospital or clinic doesn’t have to own servers or have entire rooms dedicated to racks and servers although it’s possible to do so. In the cloud-based installation, all the information and computational work is done on secure servers owned by Allscripts.

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