Allscripts lays off employees in ‘rebalancing’ effort
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.