Top 20 hospital application vendors

Published
  • September 14 2016, 4:00am EDT

ONC data shows companies that have the largest EHR footprint

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology annually gathers data on which vendors have certified technology used by providers that are participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Today’s list looks at hospitals; a separate list will detail rankings for vendors providing EHR technology to ambulatory providers.

ONC reports that, as of July 2016, 175 certified health IT vendors supply certified IT to the 4,474 non-federal acute care hospitals, including critical access hospitals, participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. ONC says that six companies—Cerner, Meditech, Epic, Evident, McKesson and Medhost—supply 2014 certified technology to 92 percent of the hospitals that have reported 2014 technology. While most hospitals use only one vendor to participate, a sizable percentage of facilities use technology from more than one vendor to supply their electronic records needs.

ONC data is for health IT certified either according to criteria specified for 2014 edition of Health Information Technology Certification, or for HIT certified under the 2011 edition of criteria. Applications certified under either year's criteria can be used to attest to meaningful use.

Cerner Corp.

Rank: 1
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 1,012
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 17
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 1,029

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MEDITECH

Rank: 2
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 922
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 31
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 953

Epic

Rank: 3
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 868
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 1
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 869

Evident

Rank: 4
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 591
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 46
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 637

Note: In 2015, Computer Programs and Systems Inc (CPSI) acquired Healthland Inc., a developer and vendor of certified health IT, and rebranded its EHR solution as Evident. Totals for Evident reflect all hospitals that report Evident, CPSI or Healthland certified health IT.

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McKesson

Rank: 5
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 442
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 20
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 462

MEDHOST

Rank: 6
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 338
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 21
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 359

Allscripts

Rank: 7
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 222
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 13
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 235

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Sunquest Information Systems

Rank: 8
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 199
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 1
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 200

FairWarning Technologies

Rank: 9
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 172
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 0
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 172

Iatric Systems

Rank: 10
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 156
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 5
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 161

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Orion Health

Rank: 11
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 140
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 4
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 144

SCC Soft Computer

Rank: 12
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 115
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 0
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 115

Influence Health

Rank: 13
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 109
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 0
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 109

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Medisolv

Rank: 14
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 103
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 1
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 104

QuadraMed

Rank: 15
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 93
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 9
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 102

Note: In 2015, QuadraMed, a subsidiary of Harris Computer Systems, acquired NextGen Healthcare's inpatient health IT division. Totals for QuadraMed, above, reflect reports of NextGen Healthcare's inpatient certified health IT.

Midas+ Solutions

Rank: 16
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 86
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 0
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 86

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Staywell

Rank: 17
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 75
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 4
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 79

Persivia

Rank: 18
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 75
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 0
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 75

PatientSafe Solutions

Rank: 19
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 66
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 0
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 66

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PatientKeeper

Rank: 20
Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 64
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 0
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 64

All other commercial vendors

Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 851
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 94
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 945

Note: ONC reports 125 vendors are in this category.

Self-developed EHRs

Hospitals using 2014 certified technology: 354
Hospitals using 2011 certified technology: 47
Total hospitals using certified health IT: 401

Note: ONC reports 30 applications are in this category.

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For more information

More information on ONC's data regarding certified HIT used in hospitals can be found here.