Founded in 1979 Epic is clearly one of the oldest players in the Health IT industry. They cater to mid and large sized practices, hospitals, academic facilities and children’s organizations. For five consecutive years the throne of the best EHR has been occupied by Epic according to KLAS ratings. Their software is quick to implement, easy to use and highly interoperable.
Allscripts EHR solution primarily serves small to medium sized practices in the healthcare industry. Their one-glance layout helps practices improve their clinical, operational and financial outcomes. Ranked “Best of the Best” in Ambulatory EHR Functionality & Performance by Black Book in 2014, the software streamlines the processes with advanced tools to help monitor patient flow, Labs and other information leading to faster care and effective patient communication.
CureMD provides EHR and PM solutions in a bundled suite, along with a Billing service that utilizes their own in-house clearinghouse. With 109,000 satisfied users across 44 states and 33 specialties their EHR has raised the bar in usability.CureMD’s All-in-One Cloud platform integrates Specialty EHR with Practice Management, patient portal and iPad app which is built with maximum functionality to help physicians chart on the go. Not only their EMR solution is configured for each specialty providing the necessary clinical content and decision support for delivering better care, but they also guarantee advanced enterprise functionality at a fraction of the cost charged by other vendors with support available 24/7. Ranked by KLAS for their usability as a No.1 SaaS EMR, CureMD has one of the lowest issue resolution times in the industry.
eClinicalWorks is a privately-held vendor in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. Their affordable cost modules make them an ideal choice for small sized practices. Their solution caters to more than 40 specialties connecting patient’s medical records to insurances, billing and claims information. Their customers include 236,000 providers and 472,000 healthcare professionals across 50 states.
GE Healthcare is a large EHR vendor based in United Kingdom and is a unit of the general electric company. It Centricity EMR is designed specifically for large practices and integrates practice management with EHR to improve the workflows of large practices. Centricity can be tailored to suit unique workflow preferences enabling practices to capture, store and properly transmit information. It is also ONC certified.
Cerner Corporation has bragging rights for being ranked #1 by Black books for three consecutive years for inpatient ambulatory care. They are one of the oldest vendors working in the healthIT industry with revenues reaching $3.3 billion. Cerner Ambulatory supports more than 55 specialties by delivering integrated clinical and financial solutions and services to physician practices of all sizes.
Practice Fusion offers advertising-supported free web-based EHR and medical practice technology solutions including scheduling, medical billing, MU certification, charting, training and support. It’s typically designed for private practices with 1-10 doctors. Founded in 2005 the platform connects medical professionals, patients, labs, imagining centers and billers, which streamlines services and allows for better quality of care and improved patient outcomes.
Athenahealth is a good company to work with if you are a hospital or a multiple-physician practice. Their software has been designed keeping in mind the workflow of large practices and might not have the best user experience for small ones. Ranked by KLAS as #1 in usability their cloud based platform streamlines patient encounters and help practices comply with industry changes such as Meaningful Use and ICD-10. Their recent ‘let doctors be doctors’ campaign focuses on making technology easy for doctors so that they can perform better at their maximum potential.
Kareo offers cloud based EHR, practice management and RCM solutions. The company boasts 30,000+ providers using their products and services. They’ve been ranked #1 thrice in a row by Black Book ratings and also hold the 2013 North American Physician Practice Management Customer Value Enhancement Award by Frost & Sullivan. Their free of cost EHR is designed specifically for small provider practices where providers can schedule appointments, access patient data and create provider notes with just a few clicks. Their solution is user-friendly, intuitive and customized according to each specialty.