Working Through the Promises and Pitfalls of Electronic Health Records - EHR Vendors

EHR Vendors

According to the analytics firm Research and Markets, there are over 1,000 medical and health record vendors, none of which have a majority market share in the health industry. Here are some of the more visible EHR vendors.

Epic Systems Corp.
Privately held and based in Verona, Wisconsin, this company is the dominant player for hospitals. It has more than 9,000 employees and recently introduced a way for patients to share medical records via a webpage. Founded in 1979.

Cerner Health
Privately held and based in Kansas City, Missouri, this company has about 25,000 employees and focuses on health IT, devices and hardware. It was also founded in 1979.

athenahealth, Inc.
A public network-enabled health services company based in Watertown, Massachusetts. It also specializes in point-of-care mobile apps. It was founded in 1997.

GE Healthcare
Although it’s known more for medical hardware, this public company also offers software and EHR services after a series of acquisitions. Based in Chicago, it was founded in 1994.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Also based in Chicago, this public company focuses on healthcare IT and health records. It was founded in 1986.

Practice Fusion
A web-based electronic medical records company based in San Francisco and founded in 2005, it’s privately held. Its software is offered free with advertising support.