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Allscripts buys dbMotion and Jardogs

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Allscripts Healthcare Solutions acquired dbMotion, a supplier of community health solutions and Jardogs LLC, a patient engagement solution provider.

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Combined with the existing Allscripts Community solution, new solutions deliver comprehensive care coordination and population health management across acute, ambulatory, and home care systems.

dbMotion provides a strategic platform for care coordination and population health management that integrates discrete patient data from diverse care settings, regardless of IT supplier, into a single patient record. It provides a longitudinal clinical data repository with semantically normalized patient data, point of care tools, a physician portal, population tools and an analytics gateway. This reduces the cost of care delivery and enables better physician-to-physician care coordination.

The Jardogs FollowMyHealth patient engagement platform enables patients to actively participate in their care, critical for at-risk populations, and gives consumers the solution they need to monitor and optimize health status. It also provides seamless workflow integration between patients, physicians and other caregivers, including secure health messaging, prescription re-ordering, bill paying and scheduling of appointments.

"Healthcare physicians and other caregivers need improved care coordination, and these platform technologies put us in a leadership position to deliver on our vision for population health management through our Connected Community of Health. Inclusive of these acquisitions and our research and development plan, we will invest approximately $500 million in 2013 to develop the solutions our clients and the market need to deliver individualized quality care across communities," said Paul M. Black, president and chief executive officer of Allscripts.

Allscripts acquired dbMotion for approximately $235 million in total consideration. This consists of $145 million in cash, $50 million of Allscripts common stock and $40 million in cash via a note payable, due within 18 months. The value of Jardogs acquisition wasn't disclosed.

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