Allscripts Professional EHR Software


 

Allscripts Professional is a complete ambulatory care system for medical practices. Providers and their teams use the system for electronic health records (EHRs), e-prescribing, medical billing and patient scheduling. Allscripts has developed templates for a wide range of specialties, so the system is appealing to a variety of organizations. The user interface maps to physician workflows and the way that physicians think.

One of the most compelling aspects of the Allscripts Professional system is its connectivity. The system’s e-prescribing application integrates with more than 50,000 pharmacies. Meanwhile, Allscripts asserts that it connects to more laboratories than any other system on the market. Finally, the system offers a patient portal that allows patients to log in and access their records, appointments and billing.

Allscripts software is on the forefront of compliance with current ONC-ATCB certification requirements, and has achieved the requisite certifications. The company has also invested heavily in the security necessary to meet HIPAA requirements.

Recognizing that providers are seeking cost-effective solutions, the vendor has created a range of pricing options, including up-front licensing and financing solutions that spread payments over time.

 

Allscripts EHR - Patient manager
 
  • Allscripts EHR - Patient manager
    Patient manager
  • Allscripts EHR - Clinical reporting
    Clinical reporting
  • Allscripts EHR - Lab trends
    Lab trends
  • Allscripts EHR - Assessment and plan after recurring order
    Assessment and plan after recurring order
  • Allscripts EHR - AP referral letter
    AP referral letter
  • Allscripts EHR - Face sheet
    Face sheet
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000

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Baldemar from Baldemar Covarrubias
Specialty: Family medicine
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

I wish it was a faster EHR

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Value for Money

Pros

Lab and X-ray interfaces work as expected
The H&P format is appears good.
Support is fast for critical issues but a little slow for other problems

Cons

It takes too many clicks to finish a note and dragon speaking is not part of EHR but can be added.

 
 

anna from Michael C. Kushlan
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Expensive and not flexible

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Value for Money

Pros

Easy lay out and easy to use. it has all the aspects of EHR like eRx, faxing, internal communications.

Cons

If you want support for your equipment, you have to purchase all hardware and software through them at 3 times the cost. We were trying to upgrade and their estimate included "education and training" for 3 years. When I asked to have it either removed or brought down to 1 year since we won't need it, they refused because it's what they think is best for us. Their monthly maintenance fees are very high and any updates I can't do myself, I have to pay extra to them. We were looking to switch to cloud based version but their fee is so high which didn't work for us either. In other words, once they got you and you are stuck with them, anything you want to do will cost you a fortune.

 
 

Samy from Covina arthritis
Specialty: Rheumatology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Biggest mistake, we did in our life

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Please , do not think about
Do not ruin your life , your patients and your sanity over it.
Inspite it is very expensive but changing software is not easy.

Pros

EHR with horrible customer support
I do not like anything about it.
May be email intergration .
They return the call same day but useless

Cons

8 months ago, we are getting multiple errors during the day, that paralyzed the computer and we have to restart the computer again that may take up to 10-15 minutes and sometimes more. Imagine this can happen 10-20 times per day which lead us to finish charting at midnight every day. Very frustrating
We are contacting our attorney

 
 

Gary from Gary Drillings MD PA
Specialty: Orthopedics / sports medicine
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Lack of customer service and a multitude of issues including connectivity and third party vendors make this very difficult to recommend

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The turnover within the company makes it difficult to establish a relationship with anyone if there is an issue. Routine failures in connectivity and lack of timely support create severe difficulty with work flow and patient care.

Pros

I have been using it for 7 years so familiarity is about the only saving grace at this point. It is a certified ehr vendor.

Cons

see review title. Follow My health portal was unusable. Third party vendors for additional add ons available for additional fees. I have been told that I will need to pay them for access to my patient records should I desire to switch to another vendor or retire.

 
 

Teresa from Parkway Medical Group, PC
Specialty: Family medicine
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Unable to Fix Problems in a timely manner.

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Not happy with the Allscripts System. Have been with company 16 years, started with Tiger then Allscripts Myway, now Allscripts Pro. Unable to get problems resolved in a timely manner. Problems understanding the customer service, overall language barrow. Ask when to call in (Have you check the Allscripts Port for the answer first before call customer service) We are a busy 4 physicians office and don't have time to search for the answer to our problems) We need an answer so we can continue on with our daily duties.

Pros

Displays nicely, user friendly for the most part, easy to navigate, Doctors like having the dragon.

Cons

Problems with e-Prescribe, allowing the physician to free text diagnosis, doesn't show social security numbers (which would be very helpful for the referral clerks), If correction needs to be made in PM the corrections do not cross over to EHR, so you have to go in and do an addendum

 
 

Amber from Iowa ENT
Specialty: Otolaryngology (ENT)
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

WORST.EHR/EMR.EVER!!!!

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It is so ancient. Not sure how they can say they are one of the best or leading in EHR?? Complete lie! Has any of the faculty or developers of this company ever seen any other EHR?? I'm guessing not. Maybe they should see some other EHRs or have experienced providers help them! You also get nickel and dimed on everything even when you pay majors dollars to have the program and have to continue to pay for services, monthly fees, and for every upgrade and added the feature. Their customer support is horrible because half the people don't know what they are doing.

Pros

Nothing. Well I guess I'm supposed to pretend that I like something to move forward, but I honestly cannot!

Cons

Everything from the layout, templates, workflow, e-scribing, how only one person can be in the note and you have to steal it or take it over in order to do your part. I can't even create a note on someone I saw last week because another provider had two charts open on this patient that needed to be finished. AND...I can't even view any of these open notes either even when I am following up on this patient and need to see some things. You have to enter each prescription and send separately. The search buttons for diagnosis, procedures, test, education is horrible. You need to be able to find one thing with multiple names medical and layman, most commonly used. The nurses should be able to put in their vitals and go into medication, history, social, family, etc.....at the same time I getting into the HPI, exam, diagnoses and plan. I should be able to see the entire note, every section, on one page so I don't have to do a tone of clicking to try and see everything. I want to see the entire note. I should also be able to see problem list, medications, and other things off to one side. If someone is trying to open a section I am in it just needs to let them know by saying "so and so is in this section right now do you really need to take it over as it wouldn't save anything." This was helpful with the last EMR I had at my last job as I could even ask the person it said was on if they could get out of the section if I needed them too. When you have a template, you should be able to select something, but still alter it. For eg. if you choose one of the already made master list options you can't even put anything before or after or in between the sentence. Even when entering days or weeks to some of these sections you should be able to free text and even put 2-3 weeks or whatever you need to put in there. It should be very easy to make templates and edit things. Have any of these developers ever went into a medical office to even see how busy and complicated it is. It needs so much work. It is SOO old school!! I seriously am so frustrated, I can't even understand how this business is still successful?? I'm honestly going to spread the word on this program as it is the worst investment ever. Also when running reports it doesn't capture everything. Also isn't very helpful for meaningful use.

 
 

Rebecca from Fredericksburg Clinic
Specialty: Family medicine
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Unhappy with Allscripts

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Value for Money

It is a nightmare. "Allscripts is not user-friendly, updates that allow for monitoring of data gouge us (but are a requirement of future reimbursement) and support is slow to respond to problems. When we notify them a common response is "it is a known problem". That is not at all reassuring.

Pros

E-prescribing

Cons

Everything else

Advice to Others

Stay far away from this product. Not only will it drag you down but it is almost impossible to get out.

 
 

Dennis from OMC Women Health Care
Specialty: Ob Gyn / women's health
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Inflexible system

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Does not accept different file types (PDF, Jpeg) to be imported into the encounter. Too many clinics to accomplish simple tasks. Not Intuitive. Does not allowed to open multiple windows. Free text entry limited: No formatting, limited character entry.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Inflexible.

Advice to Others

Look elsewhere.

 
 

Jim from Foot & ankle Clinic
Specialty: Podiatry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Run don't walk away from this garbage product!!!!

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Awful! The server is constantly down. The customer service takes 3-4 hours to resolve complaints. The representative they assigned to help us because of our constant issues does not return texts or phone calls. There are constant errors once inside the software (that is once in a blue moon when you could actually sign in). The fees continue at monumental cost once the software is paid off. I'm hiring an attorney. Did I mention it is awful?

Pros

It allows you to integrate faxes from outside sources. That's about it.

Cons

See above review. Don't waste your money or your sanity!

Advice to Others

Absolute contraindication! Death will ensue if a practice is mixed with this product!

 
 

Howard from Dearborn family clinic p.c.
Specialty: Family medicine
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Allscripts very dissatisfied

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Value for Money

So expensive they do not keep up they have made me loose a fortune and they do nothing about my loss in income

Pros

The notes are good they have some good people

Cons

It's slow and we get kicked out

Advice to Others

Check out e clinical and epic

 
 

subodh from private practice
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Allscripts poor customer service and poor professional

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All scripts takes advantage of doctors by getting them on 5 year contract and not giving the support to get the work done. Sending invoices which are not related and not having the professionalism to say sorry and correct the mistake. Fragmented service ie sending to different departments then taking care of the issue. I would be surprised if this EMR will make in in next 10 years. Those who have it review your contracts and find options.

Pros

It is Electronic Medical Record

Cons

It will a short term EMR as you will get a new one or retire prematurely due to frustation of dealing with it

Advice to Others

Please use a EMR which has easy out and give you data without charging too much

 
 

Nancy from FASV, PC
Specialty: Podiatry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Buyer Beware

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We are a small three doctor practice. Signed with Allscripts in 2013 as Bon Secours Hospital was contracting with them and offering to subsidize portion of cost. Three years of struggling with customer support issues ranging in downed system to billing disputes. Our bookkeeper hired in Jan 2016 contacted Allscripts in January & was told account was in good standing only to receive a notice in April 2016 that we owed "reopened invoices" in the amount of dollars. We continued to pay current invoices and disputed the amount until they provided us with an audited AR history of our account. They responded by putting our account on hold preventing us from doing business. We agreed to pay the disputed amount out of necessity in order to continue to see patients and generate income. They refused to provide us with an audited AR history of our account to review the charges only providing data in an excel spreadsheet. Additionally, one of our partners is leaving the practice due to life threatening health issues. Allscripts is refusing to let us out of the 2 years remaining on her license.

Advice to Others

Look elsewhere

 
 

C from BSHSI
Specialty: Other specialty
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Allscript a compare to Epic

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Value for Money

I am a Home Health RN and have experience with Inpatient oncology and ER prior. I have worked with both all scripts and epic. Both work well in the inpatient setting but I prefer all scripts in the home health setting. Allscripts has a better chronological tracking of notes and overall picture of the patient. Epic has you hopping around trying to compare previous visits/nursing notes. It is difficult as the pt condition is more complex.

 
 

Andrea from PMM
Specialty: Pain management
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Not worth it

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This system has been a challenge from day one. We have had numerous problems with it and have not found customer services and/or tech support to be helpful in resolving issues. We have been charged for services that were not functional... a complete frustration.

Advice to Others

I would not recommend this system. We have used it for a number of years and have been very dissatisfied.

 
 

Dick from Northern Michigan Laboratory
Specialty: Hospital
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2016

October 2016

From the laboratories perspective.

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Allscripts touts connectivity as a strength. Of all the EHRs with which we connect, Allscripts takes the longest and at the highest cost. Hub technology from eClinicalWorks gets a interface up in two weeks at one tenth of the cost of an Allscripts point to point interface. It appears Allscripts views interfaces as a cash cow for them.

Advice to Others

Buy eClinicalWorks.

 
 

Kathy from Buckhead ENT
Specialty: Otolaryngology (ENT)

August 2016

August 2016

Business Manager

Ease-of-use

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Value for Money

Likes Best

That it interfaces to our very outdated practice management system and I feel its very user friendly

Likes Least

There should be more customization for specialties

Recommendations

I feel like it is user friendly and there is so much that it can do. I have not worked on any other EHR systems so I have nothting else to compare it to,

 
 

Arthur from Ocala ENT
Specialty: Otolaryngology (ENT)

July 2016

July 2016

Complicated, but it works.

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N/A
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Likes Best

It has many options. It can do lots of things. All of the pieces fit together and work nicely.

Likes Least

It's not customized for my specialty. It's all very generic. I wish there were pictures for ENT staging, etc.

Recommendations

If you need something general, this works. But if you need a custom EMR for your specialty, it may not be good for you.

 
 

Christopher from Ocala ENT
Specialty: Otolaryngology (ENT)

July 2016

July 2016

Powerful software

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Product Quality

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Value for Money

Likes Best

It has great customization. Protocols, diagnoses, many things can be put together for ease of use.

Likes Least

Expensive! They have both monthly fees and a yearly maintenance, which can get very expensive.

Recommendations

Make sure you need something this powerful, to justify the expense.

 
 

Christine from Tabitha Health Care Services
Specialty: Other specialty

July 2016

July 2016

Hospice Administrator

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N/A
Likes Best

the product has been around for quite awhile and when used as it was meant to be used, it works well. Need additional education on reports etc.

Likes Least

how long it takes to receive an answer back; not always timely. We did have an on-site visit and did ask some questions regarding the template for IDT and have not received the requested information. This meeting at least three months ago.

Recommendations

move past the sales team and really understand what the product has to offer

 
 

Will from Ocala ENT
Specialty: Otolaryngology (ENT)

July 2016

July 2016

Full service, Full price

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Likes Best

It is very powerful, customizable, and complete. It has all the bells and whistles.

Likes Least

Extremely expensive, at times big and cumbersome. Cost of ownership is crazy high.

Recommendations

If you need this kind of power, it's great. If you don't, save the money. Large groups only, it seems.

 
 
 
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Warren from Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Terrible software, terrible company and trapped due to 7 year contract!!

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None....only a practice in debt......................................................................................................................

Pros

You can take breaks between patients while the EMR goes down quite frequently. The patients don't like it though when they start a riot in your waiting room. Because the software and cloud are terribly made and break down a lot you do get to talk to the folks in India a lot...that's where the IT is based from. Since they aren't able to help you and just say things like "this is a global problem we are aware. " That's really nifty but I have 15 patients waiting for me. This hasn't really turned out to be a PRO.... to be honest there really are no PROs.

Cons

high price to get out of contract. Shady company with a very bad product. This will be the worst business decision you ever make. You simply cannot get out of contract. In my opinion would never ever do business with this company.

Source: Capterra
 

jeffrey from broadlands family practice

July 2012

July 2012

helpful comments?

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I think this is good product that is adaptable to vareity of ways providers think about patient care. I know it is a struggle to adapt to every different way that providers provide care. Need to focus on support and undertanding the issue and not tryin to run down a checklist, need to have better assistance with updates and new features on the product to make sure all clients are using the product to its fullest.

Pros

Easy to use and teach
very adaptable to a user with respect to ros/PE/short lists

Cons

can be clunky to use and run reports out of
sometime not intuitive on how to use (see labs set up and catalogs). Teaching, videos, ongoing help with understanding the product with new releases and when new services are offered

Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from Medical Associates

July 2012

July 2012

Can be better

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It is over all a great product it just needs some user-friendliness.

Pros

It has a lot of functionality, a lot can be done and documentation can be followed and found easily.

Cons

It is hard to customize templates and work with output manager. Some of the way to handle entering results could be made easier. It lacks the medical use side. I think that maybe actual users should be part of the design since we understand the actual use of the program. Documenting should be made easier and ways to fix within the system should be eaxsier as well.

Source: Capterra
 

Carolyn from Chapel Hill Internal Medicine

July 2012

July 2012

Pro EHR Review

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Support

More user friendly documentation on how to use features in PDF form as opposed to webinars or web videos. I would love to see a library of "how to" documents on all the various modules for customizing and building templates, etc. The things the "super users" need to know in order to customize the EHR as well as train other employees.

Pros

Easy to use, does not take a lot of training for providers. Good tech support.

Cons

Harder modules are more difficult to master, such as the Output Manager, clinical customization module, reporting module, mapping of LOINC codes in lab catalog, creating custom reports.

Source: Capterra
 

Beverly from Burton Creek Rural Clinic

July 2012

July 2012

Pro EHR Review

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I would recommend the product to other users, but warn them of some of the support issues. We've only had one instance of an urgent ticket that took what we deemed too long to solve.

Pros

It is a fairly easy product to use once you get through training and figure it out. Makes our life easier when it works properly.

Cons

Sometimes when things go wrong it takes a while to get someone to work your support. I have a couple of support tickets open currently that have been open for several months.

Source: Capterra
 

Evonn from Medical & Surgical Clinic of Magee

July 2012

July 2012

Allscripts Professional

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I would not recommend this system to a new clinic at this time. I wish I could switch to another system.

Pros

It works to keep medical records in one place.

Cons

Reporting and OB Records are useless. You cannot easily retrieve meaningful reports. I have been working with support for 6 months to just try and retrieve certain lab and radiology reports. It is not user friendly for multiple practices. Support is terrible even if you get someone you can understand which is rare due to the language barrier. It is not easy to document using information from a previous visit. There are always bugs and I am tired of hearing "that case is with development". I am tired of training support on the system. They should be training me. Output manager is too complicated. Currently my function access does not perform as it should. Too many bugs in this system.

Source: Capterra