CVS Flip Flops With Medical Records Choice For Minute Clinics, Selecting Epic, Did Allscripts Lose Some Potential Business? In
Posted Feb 24 2014 12:47am
Well that didn’t last too long as the original electronic medical record used by the clinics were their own home grown EMR which was based on systems created by e-Clinical Works. So I guess they didn’t have time to convert any clinics over to Allscripts.
Here’s what was said in February of 2012, two years ago (from the link above)
"MinuteClinic is partnering with Allscripts to assure that we are utilizing the most advanced electronic health record platform in the market," said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark. "This will help support our nurse practitioners and physician assistants in continuing to meet and exceed the high standards we have set for quality and adherence to practice guidelines."
One of the first things that comes to mind here is that they want to be able to have records that communicate with hospitals. A couple weeks ago we had the bit marketing push from CVS about the tobacco, and of course there will be more data sold to make up some of the revenue.
With big hospital system like the Cleveland Clinic and their sharing records with CVS Minute Clinics, maybe Allscripts was the odd man out? You can read at the link below where it may have been a pilot going on in Cleveland. BD
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation and the largest and fastest growing retail clinic provider in the United States, announced today that it will switch to the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) called EpicCare. MinuteClinic currently uses its own proprietary EMR.
"EpicCare's rich platform will allow us to continue to provide the highest quality of care and advance our services through a robust, world class EMR," said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark Corporation.