The Chicago-based electronic health records (EHR) vendor, Allscripts is laying off 250 employees, or 3.5 percent of its workforce.
The company confirmed the layoffs in an email to Healthcare Informatics. Allscripts spokesperson Concetta DiFranco said, "As a normal course of business, we are rebalancing our teams to ensure we have the right resources allocated to the right projects. This activity is in step with the guidance we provided to the market on May 7 when we announced record bookings. Delivering for our clients remains our first priority and we are confident about 2015 and beyond."
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic was the victim of a ransomware attack on its IT systems in August, affecting more than 33,000 patients, according to multiple news media reports this week.