Allscripts and Microsoft partner to build new tech for clinical research in the cloud

Microsoft and Allscripts subsidiary Veradigm introduced a partnership to develop a new product that may assist researchers conduct research through Allscripts cloud-based digital well being file.


Allscripts’ payer and life sciences-focused enterprise unit, Veradigm, has been tapped to work with Microsoft to design the built-in research mannequin — anticipated to run on point-of-care expertise platforms, the corporations stated. The partnership will broaden Allscripts’ cloud-based EHR to embody automated “match-making” between research protocols, sufferers and suppliers who might qualify for research.

The effort will even embody pilot packages to inform the growth of the mannequin, the corporations stated.

Allscripts and Microsoft stated they’re hoping the new product will enhance time to market for new drug therapies, thus slashing prices on research and growth.


This partnership follows FDA’s steering, issued final July, on how to use digital well being data for clinical investigations — in addition to, FDA’s “Framework for FDA’s Real-World Evidence Program,” launched final month, which describes the use of information captured by routine care supply as helpful in supporting new drug approval.

This isn’t Microsoft’s first inroad into research. Last March at HIMSS18, Peter Lee, company vp for Microsoft AI and Research, highlighted developments it’s has made by a partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the place St. Jude made use of Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing service to course of genomic knowledge. Genomics is only one space for Microsoft funding, each in areas of research and in day-to-day use in hospitals, that used to be thought-about futuristic, we reported.

Hints of Allscripts motion in this course got here Last August, when following an earnings name, Allscripts CEO Paul Black emphasised the firm’s plans for diversification in the healthcare house. Black stated Allscripts deliberate to do that by the progress of its payer and life sciences enterprise and analytics choices to drive extra worth from pharmaceutical purchasers and R&D spending, in common.


“Just as rideshare organizations such as Lyft replaced the traditional specialized taxi driver and dispatch service with technology enabled drivers, we envision a network of technology enabled research clinicians providing an alternative to the roles associated within the traditional clinical trial operating model,” stated Stephanie Reisinger, vp and common supervisor at Veradigm.

Diana Manos is a Washington, D.C.-area freelance author specializing in healthcare, wellness and expertise. 

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