Based on its recent analysis of strategies among health information technology vendors, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Allscripts with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership.
In a release, the Company noted that Frost & Sullivan has found that Allscripts has successfully aligned its open application programming interface product offering with a number of key trends that are reshaping the healthcare industry, particularly in the area of enhanced data integration and electronic health record functionality.
The company's Open API initiative, which consists of the Allscripts Developer Program, software development kit, and Allscripts Application Store, facilitates that mission by enabling clients and third-party development partners to connect data and build solutions.
The Allscripts Developer Program offers developers an opportunity to use SDKs to connect with Allscripts applications.
"Over the past six years, the company has dedicated considerable resources to building a robust web services program from the ground up," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Nancy Fabozzi. "Through its Open API initiative, clients and third-party developers are provided with access to the same tools that Allscripts developers use internally. Therefore, the company ensures that those web services stay up-to-date with new releases, run without glitches, and are easy to use and upgrade."
Another market differentiator for Allscripts is its Open App Challenge, which promoted new pathways for collaboration by leveraging the innovations of a wide range of talented programmers. Allscripts encouraged participants in the Open App Challenge to "start a revolution" by designing and integrating applications that eventually become extensions of its own EHR solutions.
"Healthcare Information Technology is becoming a team sport where companies and clients can collaborate on new innovations," said Allscripts Chief Innovation Officer Stanley Crane. "In 2013, applications called Allscripts Open APIs 125 million times, which I think is real proof that the toolkit is working to benefit health care."
The Allscripts Application Store features more than 50 products from various vendors covering a range of provider and consumer needs.
"Allscripts was one of the early market movers in recognizing the value of bringing on development partners to drive and expand product innovation in the highly complex market of health IT," said Fabozzi. "Today, Allscripts is leading the market in promoting product innovation by encouraging clients and development partners to work together to rapidly bring new solutions to market."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an element in a product by using technologies. The award recognizes the features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which in turn increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
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