Allscripts, US Orthopedic Partner to Support Physician Practices

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, an information technology company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, has announced a strategic technology partnership with US Orthopedic Alliance (USOA), an orthopedic management services provider based in Southern California. The purpose of the agreement is to support the expansion of USOA and pursue new relationships with leading orthopedic providers nationwide.

According to Allscripts, “The partnership will bring to market best-of-breed infrastructure designed to help orthopedic practices scale with agility, improve EHR implementation timelines, provide evidence-based guidelines to support evolving clinical protocols, and create community-wide connectivity with value-based care analytics. The selection of USOA’s proprietary, data-driven platform is the result of an expansive vetting process of orthopedic management services providers by the Allscripts team.”

“Combining the extensive industry expertise of USOA with Allscripts’ vast technology expertise and broad use in the independent physician space creates a compelling platform for orthopedic practitioners that want to access health information technology solutions only the largest health systems could afford,” said Leah Jones, senior vice president and general manager of Allscripts’ ambulatory business unit. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with the USOA team in building an exceptional, accessible, and scalable orthopedic services technology platform.”

Currently, USOA provides management services to more than 100 orthopedic surgeons, 12 ambulatory surgery centers and one specialty hospital.

“USOA has rapidly grown its market position by providing orthopedic practices with specialty-specific services to manage and grow their practice while enhancing the patient experience,” said USOA CEO Rick Salas. “Our network has been asking about USOA’s ability to deliver an open, unifying and enabling technology platform to support independent orthopedic practices. The USOA/Allscripts deployment is an ideal fit for our network to support and empower their growth.”

John Kang, chief strategy officer of USOA, added, “Together, Allscripts and USOA are committed to supporting physicians to build profitable, patient-centric practices. We look forward to working closely with Allscripts’ team and its high-performing ambulatory business unit.”

When OTW asked what constitutes “best-of-breed infrastructure,” Rick Salas replied, “Best-of-breed infrastructure involves state-of-the-art applications that are designed with the workflow of the orthopedic provider in mind. The technology must be based on scalable and secure infrastructure that can be quickly deployed.”

“Defining and capturing the best practices in configuring technology for orthopedic practices will avoid the time-consuming need to recreate the wheel with each implementation. Shared knowledge and experience will smooth out the process for adoption and effective use of new technology. Common data analytic tools that have been designed for high performing orthopedic networks will equip practices with the information to succeed in a value-based care environment.”