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Hospitals to Invest in New EMR Purchase

Mar 7, 2014

By 2016, nearly half of U.S. large hospitals (200 or more beds) will be making a new EMR purchase finds a new report from Orem, Utah-based research firm KLAS. Only 22% of those buying decisions may be undecided according to an announcement from the firm.

KLAS interviewed 277 providers from large hospitals across the country, who indicated which vendors they are considering, why they are considering those companies, and what their timeframes are for making their buying decisions.

In those cases where providers are looking to make a new EMR purchase, 34% said they have already selected a vendor while 44% are strongly leaning toward a specific vendor. EMR vendors compared in the KLAS report include Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, McKesson, MEDITECH and Siemens.

The last round of EMR purchases was fueled by meaningful use requirements and enticing reimbursements. The next round is being driven by concerns about outdated technology and health system consolidation.

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