Friday, May 16, 2014

Medfusion Files Lawsuit against Allscripts

Patient portal vendor Medfusion has filed a legal complaint against health IT vendor Allscripts. The lawsuit, filed May 15 in Wake County, N.C., is seeking millions of dollars in damages for breach of contract and fraud, among other allegations.

"We had negotiated to take our relationship with Allscripts to another level and Allscripts did not meet many of the commitments that we laid out there and it really impacted our ability to deliver for customers," says Steven Malik, CEO of Medfusion. "The basis of the claim is really three things: Allscripts didn't meet its development commitments, which directly impacted our ability to deliver innovation to clients; Allscripts didn't meet its sales and marketing commitments; and there's a payment issue as well given that they withheld payment to us."