Allscripts Professional EHR

12 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 101

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3 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 101

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Allscripts Professional EHR

Some of the key questions include functionality of the EHR in today's electronic marketplace. Also customer support ratings are important due to many ongoing difficulties previously experienced with older EHRs. Allscripts is well suited to the outpatient setting where many preformed templates provide a comprehensive overview of patients. Additionally, Allscripts' link with the imaging portal PACS is second to none.
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McKesson Practice Plus

It is great in a hospital setting where we work because everything is at your fingertips and we have hundreds of files that need to be organized so we need a place that can hold all of our information in a secure area. I don't think it would be as helpful if we had a smaller practice or everything was filed by paper.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Billing and Claims Management

Allscripts Professional EHR
5.8
McKesson Practice Plus
8.5
Real-time eligibility verification
Allscripts Professional EHR
4.0
McKesson Practice Plus
Claims management
Allscripts Professional EHR
8.0
McKesson Practice Plus
Coding
Allscripts Professional EHR
7.1
McKesson Practice Plus
Patient billing
Allscripts Professional EHR
5.0
McKesson Practice Plus
8.0
Financial Reporting
Allscripts Professional EHR
5.0
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0

Patient Scheduling

Allscripts Professional EHR
7.4
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0
Rule-based scheduling
Allscripts Professional EHR
7.0
McKesson Practice Plus
Automated appointment reminders
Allscripts Professional EHR
8.0
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0
Automated patient check-in
Allscripts Professional EHR
8.0
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0
Multi-location support
Allscripts Professional EHR
7.9
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0
Calendar interface
Allscripts Professional EHR
6.0
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0

Electronic Medical Records

Allscripts Professional EHR
7.4
McKesson Practice Plus
9.5
Charting / document management
Allscripts Professional EHR
7.7
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0
Templates
Allscripts Professional EHR
7.7
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0
Patient portal
Allscripts Professional EHR
5.5
McKesson Practice Plus
10.0
Mobile/tablet support
Allscripts Professional EHR
6.8
McKesson Practice Plus
10.0
Fax integration
Allscripts Professional EHR
7.5
McKesson Practice Plus
10.0
Integration with other EMR and PM systems
Allscripts Professional EHR
8.0
McKesson Practice Plus
Workflow automation
Allscripts Professional EHR
7.7
McKesson Practice Plus
10.0
Speech recognition
Allscripts Professional EHR
7.0
McKesson Practice Plus
Customization
Allscripts Professional EHR
7.2
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0
E-prescribing
Allscripts Professional EHR
8.8
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0

Medical Security and Privacy

Allscripts Professional EHR
8.9
McKesson Practice Plus
9.3
HIPPA compliance
Allscripts Professional EHR
9.3
McKesson Practice Plus
Role-based permission levels
Allscripts Professional EHR
9.6
McKesson Practice Plus
10.0
Data backups and redundancy
Allscripts Professional EHR
8.2
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0
Local mode / networking failsafe
Allscripts Professional EHR
8.4
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0

Workflow and Scale

Allscripts Professional EHR
8.5
McKesson Practice Plus
9.3
Task tracking
Allscripts Professional EHR
7.3
McKesson Practice Plus
10.0
Specialty-specific workflows
Allscripts Professional EHR
9.0
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0
Multi-office / multi-physician capabilities
Allscripts Professional EHR
9.3
McKesson Practice Plus
9.0

Pros

  • Imaging and laboratory results were found in Allscripts Professional EHR.
  • Allscripts Professional EHR also provided emergency room history and physicals created by the emergency room physician.
  • Allscripts Professional EHR also provided a conduit to discuss review results with hospital nurse case managers.
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  • Secure way to store records and applies with HIPPA regulations
  • Easily accessible to look up records and also have many detailed areas of the records
  • Easy to use and easy to show others how to use in a training scenario
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Cons

  • Allscripts could use improvement with stability. Once in awhile, the software would freeze upon loading images saved from radiology or lab reports. It frequently had trouble with login credentials.
  • Improve the clarity of scanned images in patient's EHR.
  • Conversability with other platforms, like Cerner, Epic, and McKesson.
  • Improve the way InterQual loads review platform as well as emailing hospital case manager feature.
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  • Sometimes it can lag and have a slow speed when we have multiple users on it
  • Sometimes when I am trying to use it for nutrition purposes it does not fit all of my needs and there are not areas where I can store information in regards to dietary information
  • It is hard to explain when you do not have the program right in from of you such as when trying to do work over the phone. Which happens on occasion when we have bad weather, people working from home etc.
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Alternatives Considered

We selected Allscripts primarily for its exceptional reviews and affordability in the EHR marketplace. While Allscripts may not be the best EHR overall, it definitely meets the demands of the seting I practice in. Allscripts is an innovative software and we are pleased to have chosen this EHR for our group
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I have not used anything before this as I am new to the practice, so I am unsure. I would recommend these to my colleagues and anyone who asked for a recommendation. I also think it is good for the older generation who aren't great at computers because it is easy to use.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to eliminate our medical records person once most of the scanning was completed. Now when a patient asks for their medical records, it's easy for anyone to print it out right away. Our transcriptionist position was eliminated too.
  • Our documentation of medication refills is much more streamlined. Our clinical department no longer has one person assigned to address refills all day. We all just address them between patients. The check in process changed quite a bit for the medical assistant. Whereas before, the medical assistant would take the vitals, review the med list, then leave the rest of the documentation to the provider (and the transcriptionist would do the rest); the medical assistant now builds the chart before the provider goes in to see the patient (i.e. vitals, reason for visit, history, updating medication list)
  • With the elimination of medical records and transcription, we absorbed them on the front line. In order to see the same amount of patients and complete the documentation at the time of visit, it has required more manpower at the time of service. We have the same amount of employees as we did with our paper charting.
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  • Overall very positive since we have implemented this
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Pricing Details

Allscripts Professional EHR

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

McKesson Practice Plus

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details