Despite significant popularity in the marketplace, Glen Tullman thinks Epic — and the CIOs who have chosen it — are making the wrong decision. Not surprisingly, he says the new Allscripts (a combination of Allscripts and Eclipsys) is on the right track with its vision of interconnected applications from different vendors, based on the Helios platform as the underlying foundation. To learn more about his vision, and how the merger has progressed so far, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with the 12-year Allscripts veteran.
- Retaining talent … and sales momentum
- “I think more and more you’re going to hear this messaging — that people think they’ve made the wrong decision by buying software that was based on languages that aren’t particularly good to communicate.”
- Inpatient/outpatient/independent physician connectivity strategies
- dbMotion for semantic interoperability
- “The idea that you’re going to push Epic and force physicians to use Epic … we don’t agree with that.”
- So how do you explain Epic’s success? “The old IBM had a lot of success selling mainframes …”