Allscripts and Aprima Settle Legal Matters
Settlement reached ON ALL LEGAL MATTERS and the Aprima Rescue Plan™ remains in
place for customers of Allscripts MyWay™.
DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2012
DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Aprima Medical Software announced today
that it has reached a mutually agreeable settlement in the lawsuit brought on
October 19, 2012 by Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, LLC. In that lawsuit,
Allscripts alleged that some of Aprima's advertising copy violated various
state and federal laws.The parties reached an amicable resolution and will
continue pursuing their respective business goals.Under the settlement terms,
Aprima has modified some of the advertising copy associated with its Aprima
Rescue Plan™ for those who currently use the Allscripts MyWay™ product, and
who may be looking to replace that product in light of Allscripts' October 3
announcement about its future.
Allscripts MyWay^TM is the EHR product offered by Allscripts that it has opted
not to develop or update to be in compliance with government incentives and
requirements such as Meaningful Use and ICD-10.
The Aprima Rescue Plan^TM remains in place for customers of Allscripts
MyWay^TM. Many believe this program – and Aprima's EHR and PM products – to be
the most practical and viable option for providers, since the original
Allscripts MyWay™ application was based on the source code that Allscripts
licensed from Aprima in 2008.
Allscripts MyWay™ resellers and customers can maintain and even strengthen
their current business relationships. Aprima is offering an easy upgrade for
practices that may feel frustrated by Allscripts' announcement about MyWay™
and anxious – or even outraged – about the prospect of a potentially
expensive conversion if they want to demonstrate 5010 and ICD-10 compliance,
or qualify for government incentives including Meaningful Use Stage 2, PQRS,
e-Prescribing, and others.
Providers who bought Allscripts MyWay™ for a specific reason, such as the
unique non-template approach to charting, the speed and ease-of-use, and the
adaptive learning feature, are typically averse to having to change to
something that is very different.
Aprima Rescue Plan^TM for customers of Allscripts MyWay^TM includes:
oFree Aprima licenses for each Allscripts MyWay^TM license – no need to
repurchase software; up to an $8,500 savings per provider
oSimilar look and feel; Aprima has made nearly 1,000 enhancements since it
licensed the original source code to Allscripts in 2008, including
hundreds of substantive improvements to the Practice Management system
oMinimal learning curve, since it is only needed for the new features
oMinimal downtime compared to what is typical when changing systems and
having to re-learn many new workflows
oExisting data remains intact; this is a proven product upgrade, not a
Aprima is pleased to be able to offer a lifeline to these users for minimal
cost and with virtually no downtime. This will circumvent the need for
Allscripts MyWay^TM users to switch to another Allscripts EMR product, which
would require a change in systems, plus a potentially arduous data conversion
and retraining period, thus creating additional mental, physical and financial
disruption to the practice.
"Ironically, Allscripts MyWay^TM users can avoid such a potentially expensive
and disruptive situation by switching to Aprima instead of another Allscripts
product. We welcome these customers to the Aprima family and we are thrilled
to be able to easily upgrade our 'cousins' to the Aprima way," said Aprima
president and CEO Michael Nissenbaum. "The difference between a conversion and
a simple and proven upgrade can also make the difference on whether practices
will achieve compliance on important healthcare initiatives. We are very
pleased with the outcome of this legal situation."
For more information, or to sign up for the Aprima Rescue Plan^TM for
customers of Allscripts MyWay^TM, visit www.aprima.com/rescue, call
866-960-6890, option 7, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Aprima Medical Software, Inc.
Aprima provides innovative electronic health record, practice management and
revenue cycle management solutions for medical practices. The Aprima EHR/PM is
an integrated system built on a single database. Aprima uses a fast, flexible
design that adapts automatically to a physician's workflow and sets the
benchmark for ease-of-use, speed and flexibility. Aprima is one of the few
companies with a 14-year track record of success, including CCHIT
Certification consistently every year as well as ONC Certification for
2011/2012. Thousands of Aprima users are benefiting from improved quality of
care, improved patient satisfaction, improved quality of life and an improved
bottom line. Based in Carrollton, TX, Aprima performs all development,
support, and implementation from the U.S. To learn more about how Aprima can
help your practice, please visit www.aprima.com, call us at 866-960-6890,
option 7, or email us at email@example.com.
SOURCE Aprima Medical Software, Inc.
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