Independent research shows the free electronic medical record platform outpacing Epic, Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, NextGen and GE combined.
Independent research shows the free electronic medical record platform outpacing Epic, Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, NextGen and GE combined
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 25, 2013 – Practice Fusion, the largest physician-patient platform in the US, is the fastest growing electronic medical record (EMR) vendor in market share gains, according to SK&A reports. Practice Fusion gained 2 percent market share – from 3.8 percent to 5.8 percent – for the period between July 2012 and May 2013.
Only three other top vendors gained market share during that period: Epic and AthenaHealth both saw a 0.6 percent increase and Cerner saw a 0.1 percent increase. Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, NextGen, GE, McKesson, Greenway and Amazing Charts saw market share losses.
According to a CDC report at the end of 2012, only 40% of office-based physicians reported having a basic EMR system, meaning their system met certain standards of core functionality such as sending electronic prescriptions or viewing laboratory results. While some states perform better than others in electronic records adoption, the majority of US physicians are still charting on paper.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion’s health platform delivers revolutionary technology to doctors and patients. Founded in 2005, the company disrupts the status quo by offering a free, web-based electronic medical record (EMR) system and complete practice management suite for physicians. In April 2013, the company launched its consumer-facing platform, Patient Fusion, where patients can find and book appointments with doctors and access their medical records. Practice Fusion is a driving force in modernizing American health care, used by a community of 150,000 medical professionals serving 65 million patients. The World Economic Forum recognized Practice Fusion as a Technology Pioneer in 2012. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit www.practicefusion.com.