5 numbers that show the dominance of Epic

Here are five quick notes on Epic and the EHR market.

1. More than 250 million patients have electronic records in Epic.

2. Epic has 28 percent of the acute care hospital market, according to a KLAS report.

3. There were 163 hospitals with 500-plus beds that used Epic in 2018, the most recent year reported. The second most-used EHR in that group was Cerner, with 77 hospitals that have 500 or more beds.

4. Epic implementation among small practices is increasing as those practices with one to 10 physicians join or affiliate with larger organizations. Among those groups, 93 percent said Epic Community Connect is part of their organization's long-term plans and 93 percent said they would purchase the software again, according to KLAS.

5. Over the past five years, at least 11 hospitals and health systems switched from Cerner to Epic, including most recently AdventHealth in Florida and Atrium Health in North Carolina.

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