Allscripts and Aprima Settle Legal Matters

Carrolton-based Aprima Medical Software has reached a settlement in the lawsuit brought on October 19 by Allscripts Healthcare Solutions LLC, in which Allscripts alleged that some of Aprima’s advertising copy violated various state and federal laws.

As a result, Aprima has modified some advertising copy associated with its Aprima Rescue Plan.

Allscripts MyWay 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 remains in place for customers of Allscripts MyWay.

The Aprima Rescue Plan for customers of Allscripts MyWay includes:

  • Free Aprima licenses for each Allscripts MyWay™ license – no need to repurchase software; up to an $8,500 savings per provider
  • Similar 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
  • Minimal learning curve, since it is only needed for the new features
  • Minimal downtime compared to what is typical when changing systems and having to re-learn many new workflows
  • Existing data remains intact; this is a proven product upgrade, not a conversion
  • U.S.-based support

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™ 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.

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