More than 25 percent of both large and small ambulatory practices report that they are considering replacing their EMR, according to the latest KLAS report on ambulatory EMR perception. The study further finds that another 12 percent would like to replace their system but cannot do so for financial or organizational reasons. Which products are most likely to be replaced and which vendors providers are considering are also among the findings.
“There are different reasons for this shift,” said report author Jared Dowland. “Larger practices are seeking to consolidate from multiple EMRs and tighten their relationships with nearby hospitals, while smaller practices are seeking to resolve functionality, support, and cost concerns.”
As part of this study, KLAS interviewed more than 400 large and small practices across the country about their EMR solutions. The report reveals not only why ambulatory practices are replacing their EMRs, but where they are considering going. Some of the EMR vendors discussed in the report include Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic, GE Healthcare, Greenway, McKesson, MEDITECH and NextGen.
For more detailed information on each vendor’s performance and on the KLAS report, “Ambulatory EMR Perception 2014: New Leaders Emerging as Market Shifts,” visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/reports. The report is available to healthcare providers and vendors. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price or can receive a complimentary summary report in exchange for a survey about one of their current suppliers.