More hospitals use Cerner than Epic to attest to Medicare's EHR Incentive Program

Hospitals and health systems were  slightly more likely to use Cerner's 2015 Certified EHR Technology than Epic's when attesting to Medicare's EHR Incentive Program between 2011 and 2016, according to recently released data from HHS' ONC.

However, eligible clinicians were  more likely to use Epic's 2015 CEHRT than Cerner's to attest to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program between 2011 and 2016.

To compile its datasets, ONC reviewed a subset of 2015 CEHRT criteria necessary to meet the "Base EHR definition." The agency then matched health IT developers with CMS data on Medicare EHR Incentive Program attestations to estimate the proportion of healthcare providers that use a developer's CEHRT. This allowed ONC to approximate the share of users on each CEHRT.

Here are the top five vendors used by eligible hospitals.

  1. Cerner (23.73 percent)
  2. Epic (22.14 percent)
  3. Allscripts (5.37 percent)
  4. GE Healthcare (0.51 percent)
  5. Medsphere Systems (0.22 percent)

Here are the top five vendors used by eligible clinicians.

  1. Epic (27.29 percent)
  2. ALlscripts (9.51 percent)
  3. eClinicalWorks (7.46 percent)
  4. NextGen Healthcare (5.48 percent)
  5. GE Healthcare (5.16 percent)

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