Epic Tops Physician Practice EHR Market, Survey Finds
February 19, 2015 in News
The survey assessed EHR adoption rates of more than 500 vendors. Adoption rates among physicians were divided into several subcategories, including:
- The number of physicians and exam rooms onsite;
- Practice specialty;
- Site ownership; and
- State (SKA survey, February 2015).
Findings on EHR Vendor Market Share
The survey found that Epic holds 11.6% of the outpatient EHR market, up by more than 1% from last year (EHR Intelligence, 2/17).
Vendors with the next largest EHR market shares include:
- eClinicalWorks, with 10.2%;
- Allscripts, with 8.7%;
- Practice Fusion, with 6.7%; and
- NextGen Healthcare, with 5.5% (SKA survey, February 2015).
The survey found that eight vendors control 53% of the physician EHR market, compared with last year when 10 vendors shared the same percentage of the market. Meanwhile, the top 20 vendors made up slightly less than 75% of the EHR adoption market.
According to the survey, 27% of providers are using nearly 500 different EHR products. Further, it found that small practices were much more likely than large groups to use a less-known EHR vendor, with nearly 30% of practices with one to three physicians selecting such a vendor (EHR Intelligence, 2/17).
Findings on Physician EHR Adoption
The study also showed that EHR adoption rates were highest among physician groups:
- With 11 to 25 doctors on site, at 79.5%;
- With 11 or more exam rooms, at 78.8%;
- Specializing in internal medicine/pediatrics, at 76.3%; and
- That were hospital owned, at 70.9%.
In addition, the survey found that the top five states for physician office EHR use are:
- Wyoming, at 74%;
- South Dakota, at 72%;
- Utah, at 71%;
- Iowa, at 70%; and
- Arkansas, at 69%.
Meanwhile, the states with the lowest physician office EHR adoption rates are:
- New York, at 57%;
- New Jersey, at 57%;
- Louisiana, at 56%;
- District of Columbia, at 55%; and
- Rhode Island, at 54% (SKA survey, February 2015).