2013 Top Black Book Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems Announced for Ambulatory Physician Groups
New York, NY, Feb 22, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) --
Black Book Rankings, well known internationally for accurate, impartial customer satisfaction surveys in the services and software industries, conducted a sweeping four-month user poll to determine the highest ranked Electronic Health and Medical Record organizations for 2013. As part of a special research focus on several specialty physician EHR users, Black Book announced those vendors with the highest scores in customer experience and client satisfaction.
The EHR market is expected to grow an average of nearly 20% annually, primarily because of the government's meaningful use incentive program, but the marketplace has become quite crowded, but the ability to meet the evolving demands of interoperability, networking, accountable care, patient accessibility and reimbursement are the main factors that will keep vendors competitive.
The electronic medical record market is expected to increase to $6.4 billion by 2015, according to Black Book Research. There are more than 1,000 EMR providers in the market.
Based on the aggregate client experience and customer satisfaction scores on eighteen key performance indicators, the top-ranked electronic health records systems for 2013 include by practice size:
SINGLE PHYSICIAN (1) PRACTICES: ADP ADVANCEDMD
2-5 PHYSICIAN GROUP PRACTICES: PRACTICEFUSION
6-25 PHYSICIAN GROUP PRACTICES: E-MDS
26-99 PHYSICIAN GROUP PRACTICES: BIZMATICS PROGNOCIS
100+ PHYSICIAN GROUP PRACTICES: MED3000/MCKESSON
ALL PRACTICE SIZES: BIZMATICS PROGNOCIS
"High performing vendors have emerged from the pack as practice implementations succeed and fail, meaningful use attestations are reviewed, and users assess their vendor's capabilities to meet their individual practice needs," announced Doug Brown, Managing Partner of Black Book Rankings.
Black Book Rankings surveyed over 70,000 healthcare records professionals, physician practice administrators, and hospital leaders in the information technology arenas to provide EHR users, media, investors, quality minded vendors, and prospective buyers of EMR/EHR software with a comprehensive comparison of the industry's top respected and performing vendors. Black Book Rankings employs detailed key performance indicators targeted at ensuring high product and service performance through comparing vendors from the customer experience.
EMR is a part of healthcare information technology that is used to make paperless computerized patient data in order to increase efficiency of hospital systems and reduce chances of errors in medical records. A substantial growth rate (more than 19%) of the U.S. healthcare IT spending and the government initiatives towards development of a nationwide healthcare information network are expected to push EHR implementation across the healthcare sector in the U.S.
The rising demand for the healthcare cost containment and need to improve the quality of healthcare service are driving the growth of the EMR market in the U.S. The U.S. EMR market is expected to grow to $6.4B in 2015 at an estimated CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period 2012-2015.
Web-based EMR systems are gaining traction with smaller healthcare practices and private physician practices due to lower implementation costs, the report stated, while hospitals and other large healthcare practices typically use client-server based EMR systems, which comprise roughly 76 percent of the EMR software market.
The development of interoperable EMR solutions is also the biggest focus among companies in the market. As more primary care physician practices, solo and groups, are acquired by hospitals and hospital systems, there is also a noticeable trend in a shift from vendors to vendors, as practices adapt to the hospitals' EHR of choice.
Though large-sized healthcare practices prefer on-site/client-server based EMR systems, web-based EMR solutions or ASP/SaaS models are gaining higher popularity within the small sized healthcare practices and private physician offices.
For comprehensive research and ranking data on medical and surgical specialties, consult http://www.blackbookrankings.com for the latest customer experience results.
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