Top 7 findings on 2017 global EMR market

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Electronic medical records (EMRs) now span all over the globe, but some are doing better than others at traveling abroad. The recently released “Global EMR Market Share 2017” report, conducted by KLAS, evaluated new contracts to EMR systems around the world.

Analyzing data from 201 from 238 global hospitals, the report found low-cost InterSystems and higher-cost Epic lead EMRs in new contracts against their multiregional and regional competitors.

Additional findings included:

1.      MV, Agfa HealthCare and ChipSoft continue to hold ground against multiregional vendors.

2.      Low-cost Intersystems hold 33 percent of contracts in the UK, sharing the top spot with DXC Technology who also hold 33 percent of contracts.

3.      Cerner maintains a strong hold as the most-used EMR by public hospitals in the Middle East as well as expanding to private hospitals Qatar, UAE and Kuwait.

4.      Private Middle Eastern hospitals have a wider expanse of choices in EMRs with MIMSYS implemented in the UAE, Qatar, South Africa, and Lebanon.

5.      While MEDITECH still holds the majority of the estimated hospital market share in Canada, 2016 gave rise to Epic in the country with two additional organizations.

6.      InterSystems remains the leader in Asia with China and Thailand expanding use, followed by Allscripts in Singapore and Napier in the Philippines and Malaysia.

7.      Few decisions were made in Oceania in 2016, with one hospital adding a contract with Cerner in Queensland, Australia.