Allscripts has filed a protest to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., which recently awarded an electronic health records contract worth more than $300 million to Epic Systems Corp., the New York Times reports.
The price in the final bids by the vendors differed by only $4 million, but Allscripts, citing the corporation’s estimates, is arguing that its system would cost $700 million less in overall costs over 15 years than Epic’s. Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman told the Times, “If you’re going to spend that much money, just tell me why.”
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