With almost any industry, there are a few companies that have the majority of market share. We’re all familiar with the dominant players in the EHR market, those top 10 systems who hold the 80 percent to 90 percent of market share year to year. According to market research, Epic, Cerner and Allscripts currently top that list.

I can’t tell you how many times I get asked, “Should I just switch to Cerner or Epic or Allscripts?” by health IT executives whose health system uses an EHR other than one of these major systems. Health system leaders should take a close look at their current situation alongside their short- and long-term objectives to determine the right answer for their organization—with only a little consideration for what’s popular in the market.

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