On the EHR world stage, InterSystems and Epic won more new hospital contracts in 2016 than any of their rivals, according to a new KLAS report: “Global EMR Market Share 2017.”
The two companies broke ahead of both their multiregional and regional competitors.
“In addition to cost, many other factors were important in providers’ decisions,” said KLAS, which added that many EHR vendors recorded strong years.
InterSystems’ strong 2016 sales across Europe, Asia and the Middle East included new contracts with several multi-hospital organizations in the U.K. and China.
InterSystems appealed to buyers with their “all-in cost” that is lower than either Epic or Cerner, KLAS said.
With new contracts across Canada, the Netherlands and Finland, Epic was the most popular higher-cost technology. Clients were drawn to Epic for its robust clinical functionality and strong usability, KLAS said.
Hospitals in the UK, Australia, and the Middle East chose Epic rival Cerner in new and add-on contracts. However, fewer new hospitals contracted with higher-cost Cerner than in the past, KLAS said.