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Large Practices Focused on Small Selection of EHR Products

Sixty percent of responses from clinicians in large practices were from users of 10 EHR products

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sixty percent of clinicians in practices with 26 or more clinicians report use of one of 10 electronic health record (EHR) products, according to a report published by AmericanEHR Partners.

In an effort to examine market share data relating to EHR products, researchers collected data from 1,366 surveys completed by physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The surveys were completed from Jan. 1, 2013, to Nov. 6, 2014.

According to the report, 96 products were rated by practices with 26 or more clinicians, almost an 85 percent increase from 2013. Sixty percent of responses were from users of 10 EHR products, with the remaining 40 percent of responses submitted for 86 EHR products. For practices with one to three clinicians, 51 percent of responses were from users of 10 EHR products. Practice Fusion Inc. had the largest market share for solo practices (15 percent) and for practices with one to three clinicians (12 percent). EpicCare Ambulatory EMR had the largest market share for practices with four to 10 clinicians, 11 to 25 clinicians, and 26 or more clinicians (14, 25, and 16 percent, respectively).

"The key finding is that data shows that larger practices tend to be more focused on the same systems," Shari M. Erickson, M.P.H., senior vice president of the American College of Physician's Division of Governmental Affairs and Medical Practice, said in a statement.

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