Updated EHR Market Share Report by Meaningful Use Attestation
Software Advice first analyzed the electronic health records (EHR) market in May 2010. They have updated their analysis to include the most up-to-date information available in their January 2013 EHR Market Share Report here. Below is a summary of their findings based on meaningful use attestation.
When we put together our first EHR market report in mid-2010, we noted the difficulty in perfectly encapsulating the market. We’ve chosen to evaluate the market based on the eligible professionals (EPs) who have successfully attested for Meaningful Use (MU). The reason is simple: it provides a level playing field across the market.
While some vendors choose to report their customer numbers based on the number of physicians on staff, others may include all possible medical providers (anyone from physicians to nurses to midwives) and so forth. Comparing EPs (defined here) from the ONC provides the most accurate apples-to-apples comparison.
HealthData.gov offers a downloadable database of successful attestations. We’ve analyzed the data up to its most recent point (October 2012) to find how our data from 2010 compares to the HHS’s most recent numbers. Here’s what we found.
115,918 EPs in an outpatient setting have attested for MU (107,112 for complete EHR and 8,806 for modular EHR). In total, 387 different vendors have attestations for either modular or complete EHR, or approximately 62 percent of the 623 total vendors listed in the Certified Health IT Product List.
More data is on the way. In its December 2012 report, the CMS cited 350,844 EPs have registered for MU attestation, so we expect the number of EPs we can analyze will grow over the next few months. We’ll update our report as more data becomes available.
In terms of the number complete EHR Meaningful Use attestation, we’ve ranked the top 10 vendors.
Additionally, when comparing our new data against our 2010 calculations, the top five vendors in terms of meaningful use attestation did not change (Epic Systems, Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, NextGen, and GE Centricity).
For more data and information on MU and attestations, you can checkout the CMS website. If you would like access to our analysis, feel free to check out and download our Google Doc spreadsheet. For the full report, check out the Software Advice January 2013 EHR Market Share Update here.