Looming purchasing activity in physician offices
Consolidation is evident in the hospital market for EHRs, where the “giants”—Allscripts, Cerner, Change Healthcare, Epic and a few others—are dominating. But the physician office remains a growth area for EHRs. Vendors are attempting to diversify and deliver an application service provider or a remote-hosted model, which could be especially helpful as larger practices build relationships with smaller practices and attempt to address their records needs. Kalorama estimates that the physician and web-based side of the market will grow in excess of 8.5 percent annually between 2017 and 2022.