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Meaningful Use Momentum Impacts EMR Market Share

Integration leaders Epic and Cerner are frequent destinations for providers who are steering away from interfaces and inconsistent delivery.


Orem, Utah – Aug 9, 2012– Integrated leaders Epic and Cerner have moved into first and second place, respectively, for EMR market share in the over 200 bed market, according to findings from a new KLAS study entitled Clinical Market Share 2012: Meaningful Use Momentum Continues. The study looks at the clinical vendor market share across 1,470 U.S. hospitals and 151 Canadian hospitals.

KLAS reports that Allscripts, McKesson, MEDITECH, and Siemens signed new customers but in the end lost market share in larger hospitals as organizations steer toward higher levels of integration and clinical functionality.

“Many providers who might normally be patient with their vendors feel they can’t afford to wait.” said report author Colin Buckley. “They want an integrated platform with stable meaningful use functionality that their physicians won’t fight them over. Additionally, meaningful use deadlines are forcing some providers back to the market sooner than expected.”

The report also compares vendors in three scenarios of special interest to providers considering a new EMR: satisfaction for clinical users, rate of meaningful use attestations, and quality of implementations. Vendors’ performance in these three areas correlates with market share success.

For further information about acute care EMR vendors, the report Clinical Market Share 2012: Meaningful Use Momentum Continues is available for purchase online. Healthcare providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price. To purchase, healthcare providers and vendors can visit www.KLASresearch.com/KLASreports.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.