CHIME Foundation 25th Anniversary Profiles – Allscripts
By Arika Lycan, Specialist, Foundation
This month we’re excited to continue our series on Founding Firms: Celebrating 25 Years of Robust Partnership. CHIME Foundation’s inaugural year ended with just 15 Foundation firms, at least six of which are still active members today.
CHIME Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration is coming up at the end of October at the 2018 CHIME Fall CIO Forum. As a retrospective on the past 25 years of supporting healthcare IT firms of all sizes, we’re featuring articles with insights and voices from one of our long-term members in each month’s Insight.
Our featured partner firm this month Is Allscripts, with input from Tom Lynch, senior manager, communications, Allscripts.
Q: Do you know why Allscripts decided to join the then-newly formed CHIME Foundation?
A: Allscripts builds open, connected communities of health, and that vision requires partnership with leaders across the industry. CHIME Foundation was formed with a similar purpose and promotes collaboration between healthcare CIOs and health IT experts.
Q: How has Allscripts’ healthcare-focused work grown and changed in the past 25 years?
A: Founded in 1986, Allscripts has grown from a small private business that packaged medication for point-of-care dispensing to a global company with a comprehensive portfolio of health IT solutions and services. Our solutions enable smarter care, delivered with greater precision, for healthier patients, populations and communities.
Q: In what ways has CHIME Foundation been able to support those changing needs?
A: Allscripts wants to help our clients succeed by serving as their trusted partner. CHIME Foundation is one way we collaborate with them to ensure Allscripts will fulfill their needs today and create the health IT they will need tomorrow.
Thanks for your thoughts on the CHIME Foundation and Allscripts’ significant partnership. Next month we will profile another long-term member. Stayed tuned for more information as we move closer to our big anniversary celebration at CHIME18!