Allscripts lays off em­ploy­ees in ‘re­bal­anc­ing’ ef­fort

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Allscripts laid off some of its em­ploy­ees in an ef­fort to make sure projects are prop­erly re­sourced—part of the “nor­mal course of busi­ness,” Allscripts spokes­woman Con­cetta Rasiar­mos said. “Un­for­tu­nately, this re­bal­anc­ing meant cer­tain of our val­ued as­so­ci­ates will no longer be em­ployed at Allscripts.”

The lay­offs cap off what has been a rough year for Chicago-based Allscripts. In Jan­uary, the com­pany fell vic­tim to ran­somware, tak­ing days for the com­pany to fully bring back ser­vice for some of its soft­ware users. In Novem­ber, the U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment in­dicted two men in con­nec­tion with the at­tack, which caused vic­tims to lose more than $30 mil­lion, in ad­di­tion to the ran­som they paid. On the pos­i­tive side, the com­pany in May an­nounced it would ac­quire pa­tient-en­gage­ment soft­ware com­pany HealthGrid for $60 mil­lion, in­cor­po­rat­ing the com­pany’s tools into Allscripts’ Fol­lowMyHealth en­gage­ment plat­form.

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