- With coronavirus cases still rising in some parts of the country, electronic health records (EHRs) are becoming increasingly important in the healthcare industry.
- To help narrow down the increasing number of EHR services, we’ve compiled a list featuring some of the top players in the space.
- In addition to EHR coverage, Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Digital Health industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here.
With coronavirus cases still rising in some parts of the country, many people remain wary of making in-person visits to their physician — or any healthcare company or provider. Despite not physically going to their physicians office, consumers still want quick access to their health data, making electronic health records (EHRs) more and more important in the healthcare industry.
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EHRs are an electronic collection of a patient’s medical history that allow their health information to be shared and analyzed by providers across multiple healthcare organizations, as well as with the patients, themselves.
There are many EHRs being implemented in the healthcare industry, and to help narrow down the increasing number of services, we’ve compiled a list featuring some of the top players in the space.
More than 250 million patients currently have an EHR with Epic. Patients who use Epic’s MyChart Companion from home can schedule appointments, complete questionnaires, and become more knowledgeable about their own health data. Additionally, patients using MyChart Companion in a healthcare facility can stay in touch with their care team and review their schedule and patient materials.
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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Epic and Cleveland Clinic debuted a remote monitoring app to make it possible for clinicians to track changes in coronavirus patients’ symptoms from a distance — solidifying Epic as a top EHR solution.
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As of 2019, Cerner had control of over one-quarter of the EHR market for US hospitals — together, Cerner and Epic make up 54% of the EHR market for US hospitals. Notably, in 2019 Business Insider Intelligence reported that Cerner partnered with Uber Health, allowing providers to easily schedule nonemergency transportation for patients.
Also in 2019, Cerner made a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS), where AWS provided Cerner with a cloud-based platform to help clients unlock predictive insights for enhancing the quality of care. And in 2020 the two companies teamed up again to help make COVID data available to researchers.
Learn more about Cerner.
This EHR service integrates with Office Ally’s clearinghouse and practice management system, Practice Mate, and is the ideal service for practices looking for budget-friendly systems to streamline workflow. Some Ally EHR features include real time reporting, ability to e-prescribe, and capacity to order and receive lab results online.
Learn more about Ally EHR.
ChARM EHR is a unique system that comes with a “Use and Pay” policy, meaning a consumer only pays based on how much they actually use the service. ChARM EHR is hosted on Zoho cloud and comes with readily available mobile support. ChARM features e-prescription, compliance tracking, and appointment scheduling.
Learn more about ChARM EHR.
Designed specifically for eye care, RevolutionEHR is a cloud-based system that offers personal health records for Optometry. RevolutionEHR has three distinct solutions:
- SmartFlow:Connects a practice with their respective vision correcting product suppliers
- RevConnect:Designed for patient engagement/messaging
- RevImaging:A cloud-based image management solution
Learn more about RevolutionEHR.
In 2017 Acumen partnered with Epic to create Acument 2.0 — designed specifically for nephrology practices (the specialty of medicine focused on the kidneys). The Acumen 2.0 clinical workflow experience is built on the Epic platform and helps providers manage and share patients’ treatment and medical details.
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Over 50,000 providers are using Kareo EHR software, Kareo Clinical, which was designed by healthcare professionals. Kareo Clinical features e-prescription, a self service portal, and is meaningful use certified.
Kareo’s EHR is cloud-based, so no software or hardware needs to be downloaded or installed. Additionally, Kareo Clinical provides free full customer service and training for its EHR solution.
Learn more about Kareo EHR.
Medgen boasts that its EHR software comes with a high level of security and confidentiality while maintaining a 99.9% runtime. Medgen EHR software is best known for its ability to increase efficacy, specifically helping healthcare providers with practice management, procedure forms, e-prescriptions, LAB & HIE interfaces, and billing.
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In 2018 Amazon announced the launch of a new machine learning service to collect data from EHRs, enabling healthcare providers to identify and predict risks to individuals. Amazon’s EHR tool, Amazon Comprehend Medical, helps patients and providers quickly and accurately gather information (like medical condition, medication, dosage, etc.) from a variety of sources including doctors’ notes, clinical trial reports, and patient health records.
Learn more about Amazon Comprehend Medical.
NextGen’s Office EHR offers services for both small and enterprise practices. Some features include: Referral management, chronic disease management, and data sharing across systems with NextGen Share.
NextGen allows users to develop both the front- and back-end of the system, which lets patients and providers customize the system in a way that works best on a unique and individual basis.
Learn more about NextGen EHR.
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In addition to EHRs, Insider Intelligence publishes a wealth of research reports, charts, forecasts, and analysis of the Digital Health industry.You can learn more about accessing all of this content here.
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The Digital Health Ecosystem, which explores the key trends driving digital transformation in healthcare and what we expect to see in the year ahead.
Big Tech in Healthcare, which looks at how Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are moving into the healthcare space.
The Internet of Medical Things, which assesses the North American IoMT market and explores how the IoMT opportunity for connectivity providers is evolving alongside the coronavirus pandemic.
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