Top 10 most popular EHR systems for small practices

July 8, 2013

Choosing the best EHR vendor can be one of the most important, difficult and confusing decisions physicians face. So knowing the choices that other physicians have made can add some valuable context around the decision-making process.

This information is part of a Medical Economics exclusive ranking of the top 100 EHR companies. (medicaleconomics.com/top-100-EHRs)

 

 

About half of the medical practices in the nation have adopted electronic health records systems, and they've had a dizzying array of EHR vendors to choose from.

Choosing the right EHR vendor can be one of the most important, difficult and confusing decisions physicians face, particularly because the EHR market is so fragmented. So knowing the choices that other physicians have made can add some valuable context around the decision-making process.

That's where a report that was issued earlier this year by health market research firm SK&A comes in handy.

SK&A has a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide quarterly survey data to the federal government on EHR adoption and usage by physicians around the country. The company's reports are packed with lots of data that may be of interest to physicians and health IT enthusiasts, such as EHR adoption by specialty, region, practice size and patient volume.

Data from the company's latest report is based on telephone surveys more than 273,000 U.S. medical sites earlier this year.

Below is a list of the 10 most popular EHR systems for practices with between one and three physicians, ranked by market share in that category. (Hat tip to Brian Ahier's Advanced Health Information Exchange Resources blog.)

1eClinicalWorks11%
2Allscripts10%
3Epic Systems8.1%
4Practice Fusion7.1%
5NextGen Healthcare5.3%
6McKesson Provider Technologies3.8%
7General Electric Healthcare IT3.3%
8AmazingCharts.com3.2%
9Cerner3.1%
10athenahealth2.5%