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Five Facts to Know About the Electronic Medical Records Market

Kalorama Information
Posted on: 31 Jul 17

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalorama Information's EMR Market 2017: The Electronic Medical Records Market in an Era of Disruption details 5 interesting trends about the EMR market. 

Fact One:  EMR is a Market of Hundreds of Companies

The electronic medical records market is competitive, with over 1,000 providers, according to market research firm Kalorama Information.   However, increasing mergers and acquisitions in the industry will result in the reduction in the number of competitors.   Local and country-specific vendors were counted in the total number of EMR providers but were not considered as major players in worldwide market participation.  Companies remain competitive by offering high-quality solution packages to private practices and hospitals.  A key 20 or so companies control the larger portion of the market, according to Kalorama Information's market research study.    Cerner has the largest share of the EMR market; however, there are still many opportunities for other companies and new entrants. There is still not a single system that is complete with true interoperability. The main drawback for smaller companies is the cost to enter the market with a certified product.  Several leading and innovative market participants are discussed in this report along with unique niche players including:

4Medica

Advanced MD

ALERT Life Sciences

Allmeds

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Amazing Charts

Aprima Medical Software

Athenahealth

Bizmatics

Cambio Healthcare Systems

CareCloud

Cerner

ChartLogic

CompuGroup Medical

Computer Programs & Systems

CSC

CureMD

drchrono

Dr First/Rcop

eClinicalWorks

Egton Medical Information

E-MDs

Epic

GE Healthcare

Greenway Medical

HealthFusion

Healthland

Henry Schein

IMS MAXIMS

InterSystems Corporation

Kareo

McKesson

MEDHOST

Meditab

Medical Information Technology

MEDITECH

Medsphere Systems

MeridianEMR, Inc

Microtest Ltd.

NextGen

Nextech

Nightingale Infomatix

NoemaLife S.p.A.

Nuesoft Technologies

Practice Fusion

Praxis

QuadraMed Corporation

Quality Systems

Quest Diagnostics

SAP AG

Sequel Systems, Inc

StreamLine MD

Tieto

WRS Health

Web PT

Fact Two: IT Staff is a concern at all venues

As the infusion of technology in healthcare creates demand for those with expertise, hospitals and large physician practices are challenged.  They may have the dollars and incentive, but not the personnel to implement and maintain EMR systems.   Vendors that offer the best service will be rewarded.  

Fact Three:  Hospitals Mostly Serviced by Top 10 Vendors But not Entirely

Most hospitals go to Epic, Cerner, McKesson or other large healthcare IT companies.  There is still a hospital market for small, web-based EMR software, approximately 20% of the hospital market, according to Kalorama Information.

Fact Four: Market Growth has been impressive, but watch out

The CMS penalties for physicians and hospitals still using paper records has been a motivator.  Incentives for EMR use are one driver for the market but there is penalty for not using EMR beginning in 2015. Thanks to the incentive, use has increased among physicians, the group that vendors and the government have been targeting.  Growth rates were impressive in 2012-2016, averaging 15%.  However, growth is slowing and the focus is now on the physician and patient relationship. Regulations for attestation are changing providing more flexibility for participants

Fact Five:  Data Storage Remedies and Security Breaches are a high priority for participants

This is leading to more offerings from vendors addressing these issues and more demand from customers to make sure their information is secure.  Security breaches are a top concern as several high profile establishments have been hacked. In addition, the proliferation of smart phones, tablets and other wireless technology pose security issues.

Find more interesting trends from EMR Market 2017: The Electronic Medical Records Market in an Era of Disruption at: https://www.kaloramainformation.com/EMR-Electronic-Medical-10785187/.

About Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent medical market research in diagnostics, biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare; as well as a full range of custom research services. Reports can be purchased through Kalorama's website and are also available on www.marketresearch.com and www.profound.com.

We routinely assist the media with healthcare topics. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and our blog on our company website.  

Please link any media or news references to our reports or data to http://www.kaloramainformation.com/.

Press Contact:          
Bruce Carlson
212 807 2262   
bcarlson@marketresearch.com

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Mike Wood
PharmiWeb.com
www.pharmiweb.com
editor@pharmiweb.com

Last updated on: 31/07/2017

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