Smaller Hospitals, Vendors Seeing Big Meaningful Use Success
Large-scale and national EHR vendors are not the only ones succeeding in selling EHR systems thanks to the federal government’s “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program. Smaller, local vendors are now right alongside major vendors in the number of hospital clients they have helped attest to the Medicare portion of the meaningful use program. And while large healthcare organizations were some of the first to attest to meaningful use, smaller healthcare organizations are gaining ground in the incentive program, according to an article in Modern Healthcare.
A federal database tracking the vendor of EHR systems used to attest to Medicare’s EHR Incentive Program showed that Computer Programs and Systems Inc., an EHR vendor that focuses mainly on community, rural, and critical access hospitals, made the EHR system most used by providers to successfully attest to the meaningful use program.
Based in Mobile, AL, Computer Programs and Systems is in first place in the “complete EHR system” category, accounting for 19 percent of all providers who attested to meaningful use—a total of 266 hospitals. Large-scale vendor Epic came in second with 18 percent market share of meaningful use attesters, followed by Meditech at 13 percent, and Cerner Corp. with 11 percent, according to the article.
In fifth is Healthland, formerly Dairyland Healthcare Solutions, based in Minneapolis, MN, a small-scale vendor specializing in rural and critical access hospitals. Healthland had 116 clients accounting for 8 percent market share.