Allscripts and SYNNEX Corporation Form Distribution Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Electronic Health Records

CHICAGO and FREMONT, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), a leader in software, services, information, and connectivity solutions for physicians and hospitals, and SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading business process services company, today announced that SYNNEX, through its SYNNEX Healthcare Solutions Division, will distribute the Allscripts MyWay(TM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) to Allscripts authorized resellers who are also members of the SYNNEX Healthcare Solutions distribution network.

Through this partnership, SYNNEX will leverage its existing IT distribution capabilities and technology experience within the healthcare market to expand and accelerate the adoption of the Allscripts MyWay EHR. The SYNNEX Healthcare Solutions distribution network is focused on resellers with a dedicated concentration in the healthcare industry, including Allscripts resellers authorized to offer the Allscripts MyWay EHR solution. SYNNEX will utilize its dedicated SYNNEX Healthcare Solutions team of associates within sales, training, marketing and technical support to recruit, train and support new partners for the Allscripts exclusive reseller community.

With direct access to an integrated Electronic Health Record and practice management solution, Allscripts authorized resellers in the SYNNEX Healthcare Solutions network can establish and build a healthcare initiative to address the growing interest among physicians in qualifying for significant new federal incentive payments. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, physicians who use an EHR can earn the maximum incentive over five years, beginning in fiscal 2011. Widespread use of Electronic Health Records is one of the central tenets of President Barack Obama's plan to improve healthcare quality, safety and efficiency.

The Allscripts MyWay EHR offers Electronic Health Record, practice management and claims management. The integrated solution automates everyday clinical and business tasks while electronically connecting physicians and other caregivers to pharmacies, labs, insurers and other key healthcare stakeholders. Designed specifically to meet the needs of small physician practices, the Allscripts MyWay EHR is available via Software as a Service (SaaS) over the Internet or as an on-premise application installed on a server. The web-based SaaS approach provides additional flexibility by enabling physician practices to avoid many upfront and ongoing expenses tied to equipment, IT personnel and operations. Small practices can focus solely on treating patients, while letting Allscripts handle technology components such as maintaining servers, performing backups, installing upgrades, and managing firewalls and security.

"SYNNEX continues to do an excellent job at looking at the healthcare vertical differently than the other contenders by enabling distribution of complete end-to-end solutions that are adaptable and solve business critical issues," stated John Hughes, Founder and President at eDocSecure, Inc. ( an authorized Allscripts reseller that is also part of the SYNNEX Healthcare Solutions network. "In particular, this partnership with Allscripts accelerates distribution and adoption of a full turn-key EHR solution by end user physicians through Allscripts resellers in the SYNNEX Healthcare Solutions network, and takes the guess work out of the equation for physicians to implement."

"To qualify for the maximum amount of federal incentives, physicians must have an electronic health record in place and must be using it in their everyday practice as soon as possible," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "We are pleased to partner with SYNNEX to provide independent physicians and small groups a practical, cost effective way to enter the electronic healthcare highway from a trusted partner."

"Our partnership enables us to equip Allscripts authorized resellers in the SYNNEX Healthcare Solutions network with a real and complete healthcare solution that solves compliance and workflow issues. What independent physicians and small medical practices need is a total solution that improves their productivity and controls costs instead of trying to implement a pick, pack and ship offering," stated Peter Larocque, President of U.S. Distribution at SYNNEX Corporation. "We are delighted to be partnering with Allscripts to further establish our SYNNEX Healthcare Solutions initiative within the burgeoning healthcare space."