3 vendors boost their EHR market share

'It is simply getting increasingly difficult for small-facility vendors to compete with their larger-facility counterparts.'
By Bernie Monegain
09:55 AM
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If you had to guess which three EMR vendors increased their market share in 2013, you'd probably be right. Cerner, Epic and Meditech. Slam dunk.

This finding is among those revealed in the most recent KLAS report, "Clinical Market Share 2014: Competition Mounts as Markets Collide."

Epic and Cerner took the majority of wins in both the large- and small-facility segments. 

And while Epic recently announced it would team up with IBM to go after Department of Defense EHR deployment, the Wisconsin-based company is also going after smaller contracts too. Another KLAS report shoed that many community hospitals and physician practices were signing contracts for Epic Community Connect. The appeal? Prospects of regional integration and cross-organizational connectivity, according to KLAS.

[See also: IBM, Epic unite for massive DoD contract and Now, Epic targets smaller market.]

"EMR vendors that cater to smaller facilities are feeling the pinch and saw a decrease in wins across the board," wrote report author Colin Buckley. "It is simply getting increasingly difficult for small-facility vendors to compete with their larger-facility counterparts."

[See also: athenahealth topples Epic on KLAS list.]

As part of this study, KLAS interviewed large and small hospitals across the country about their EMR solutions. The products reviewed included EMRs from Allscripts, Cerner, CPSI, Epic, Healthland, McKesson, MEDHOST (HMS), Meditech and Siemens.

"Clinical Market Share 2014: Competition Mounts as Markets Collide," is found here.