ONC requirements for 2015 Health IT certification
There are currently more than 400 EHR vendors in the market, with the top five companies taking more than 40 percent of the overall EHR market share. This greater concentration of market share among a smaller number of EHR vendors will continue in 2017, as many smaller vendors will be forced leave the industry because of the added complexities from ONC’s requirements for 2015 Certified EHR Technology (CERHT). On the other hand, some of the larger EHR vendors will see their relative market shares decrease as more niche EHRs grow because of the usability issues and costs associated with these larger vendors’ systems. Overall, EHR vendors will continue to face pressure on multiple fronts in 2017 because of increasing regulatory complexities like ONC’s CEHRT, as well as the rise of these niche, specialty-focused EHR systems.