Large hospitals prefer electronic health record systems that have high levels of integration and clinical functionality, according to a new report from research firm KLAS, Health Data Management reports.
The report -- titled, "Clinical Market Share 2012: Meaningful Use Momentum Continues" -- examined market share for EHR vendors across 1,470 U.S. hospitals and 151 Canadian hospitals. Each of the hospitals had more than 200 beds (Goedert, Health Data Management, 8/10).
The report also compared EHR vendors in three areas:
- Satisfaction for clinical users;
- Rate of meaningful use attestations; and
- Quality of implementations.
According to the report, EHR vendors Epic and Cerner ranked first and second, respectively, in EHR market share among large hospitals.
The report also found that Allscripts, McKesson, MEDITECH and Siemens signed new customers but ultimately lost market share to vendors that offered EHR systems with stronger integration.
Colin Buckley, author of the report, said, "[M]eaningful use deadlines are forcing some providers back to the market sooner than expected." He added that health care providers "want an integrated platform with stable meaningful use functionality that their physicians won't fight them over" (Monegain, Healthcare IT News, 8/10).